Dortmund Airport has embarked on a growth course just in time for the start of the summer season on the 27th of March: The new flight schedule offers passengers about 30% more destinations than before the pandemic. They can choose from around 50 destinations in more than 20 countries. There will also be more than a 10% increase in flight movements than in the summer season of 2019.
"We are pleased with the positive growth. There's no two ways about it, the pandemic also hit us pretty hard. However, because of its good mix of airlines, in a nationwide comparison Dortmund Airport has so far proved more resilient to the decline in travel due to the pandemic," says airport CEO Ludger van Bebber.
"Demand for travel is as high as ever and seems to be increasing with the prospect of the sunny months. We are seeing an increase in bookings and the airlines are responding with a suitably diverse and attractive range of flights," continues van Bebber. For example, Wizz Air offers the largest selection from Dortmund, with more than 30 destinations. Eurowings and Ryanair have also significantly increased their market share during the pandemic.