This week the summer holidays are starting in the northern federal states and this signals the start of a wave of summer travel all over Germany. The holiday season will last until the middle of September, when the holidays finish in the states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Saxony Anhalt.
Next week, over the first weekend of the holidays, Germany’s second largest airline is expecting around 94,000 travellers in Berlin. The majority of passengers are flying to Palma de Mallorca. On medium-haul routes, numerous families are travelling to Turkey, mainland Spain and the Canary Islands. In terms of long-haul destinations, New York and Miami are particularly popular, as well as the numerous flights to Abu Dhabi and also those to Asia and Australia.
A week later, the holidays start in the states of Hesse and Rhineland Palatinate. airberlin flights from Frankfurt operate mainly to the Spanish hub in Palma de Mallorca, to Egypt or to Italy. Anyone who has not yet booked their holiday can fly from Frankfurt to numerous destinations such as Greece or to the beach at Usedom.
During the first weekend of July the wave of summer travel hits Dusseldorf. The largest airport in the most densely populated state in Germany is expected to see up to 22,000 airberlin passengers a day over that weekend. The most popular destinations are the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands and airberlin has therefore increased its schedule of departures to these destinations. The same applies to flights to North America, to destinations such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Vancouver. European destinations such as Italy are also very popular. airberlin passengers can also fly from Dusseldorf to Abu Dhabi and then on to other destinations in Asia and Australia.
In Lower Saxony and Saxony, from Hanover and Dresden, airberlin passengers travel mainly to Turkey, to Palma de Mallorca and to Greece. Some holiday-makers from Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg travel from Munich and Stuttgart before the official start of the holidays at the beginning of August.
Source = airberlin