Hamburg Airport Handles 13.6 Million Passengers in 2023

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During 2023, Hamburg Airport handled 13.6 million passengers. Lets dive into the details that shows growth for the German city.

This article will cover the details surrounding the growth and latest passenger figures that Hamburg Airport has seen during 2023.

Hamburg Airport 13.6 Million Passengers

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Diving into the details, Hamburg Airport (HAM) in Germany has handled a total of 13.6 million passengers during 2023, an increase of 22% compared to 2022’s 11.1 million.

Not only has the German airport seen significant growth in passengers numbers, but the airport has now surpassed pre-COVID (2019) load factor levels, with an average of 80%, which is 2.2% higher than 2019’s load factor figure of 77.8%.

In terms of market share for Hamburg Airport, private travel held just under 80% with business travel holding just above 20%.

During 2023, the German airport set a record-breaking October, handling 1.45 million passengers, a weekly record of 342,000 passengers, and on Friday October 13, 2023, a daily record of 56,500 passengers was set.

For the year, Hamburg held approximately 120,300 take offs and landings, a 9.8% increase compared to 2022’s 109,600 take offs and landings. However, this is still circa 35,000 fewer movements below pre-COVID levels where 2019 saw 155,200 take offs and landings.

For 2024, the airport is expecting to see a 5% increase of passengers handled from 2023 to rise to 14.3 million.

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