Discovering Hamburg Airport
Hamburg Airport is one of Germany’s busiest, welcoming over 13 million passengers a year through the doors of the two terminals. With over 65 Airlines servicing 120 international destinations, this is the fifth largest airport in the country. The airport is also home to a private airline, Air Hamburg, which offers exclusive charter and scheduled flights in Northern Germany and the North Sea islands.
How to pass the timeThe airport is filled with places to get freshly brewed coffee, either indoors or al fresco, overlooking the runway. If it is a tasty snack or a hearty meal you are looking for there are many options, such as the contemporary Filini Bar and Italian Restaurant. The airport concourse offers over 40 shops selling everything from duty free goods, fashion, shoes, bags, food, books and electronics.
iPilot flight simulatorIf you have a few hours to spare in between flights and have always wanted to know what it is like to take control of a plane, then iPilot can be the perfect way for you to pass some time. This company offers flight simulators across the globe and offers various packages at Hamburg Airport. Choose from a 15 to 90 minute flight where you can take off and land at airports in any city. If you have a fear of flying, you can try the Fear of Flying Program to help conquer the skies. Alternatively, spoil your loved one with a champagne flight and visit some romantic destinations along the way.
Something for enthusiastsIf you are passionate about aircraft technology, then take a step further on a guided tour of Lufthansa Technik and learn all about the industry. On this tour, you will walk through the aircraft hangars and the engine shops, learning about maintenance, repair and overhaul.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport is located adjacent to Terminal 1 and 2 and directly connects to the airport plaza via a bridge. The hotel is located 8 kilometers from central areas of the city making it both ideal for leisure and business travelers who want to explore the city between flights. If you do decide to venture into the city, excellent rail (S-bahn), metro (U-bahn) and bus links will get you there in less than 20 minutes.