Michael Eggenschwiler - Articles and news items
Issue 3 2014 • 17 June 2014 • Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport Group
Over the past few years, Hamburg Airport has gone from strength to strength, culminating in it being crowned Europe’s Best Airport. Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport Group, reveals the airport’s journey...
Hamburg Airport replacing old Air Cargo Center Groundbreaking for the new Hamburg Airport Cargo Center
Airport news • 20 March 2014 • Hamburg Airport
With a symbolic traditional groundbreaking ceremony, Hamburg Airport celebrated the official begin of construction work on the new Air Cargo Center...
Issue 4 2011 • 8 August 2011 • Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Flughafen Hamburg GmbH
A hundred years ago, on the site that is today home to one of Europe’s most modern airports, there stood a single, two-door airship hangar. By the end of the 1920s, a modern terminal building was already making its mark on the city of Hamburg. Today, Hamburg Airport greets arriving tourists and business travellers with its futuristic glass and steel architecture, a unique advertisement for the city. In total, we have invested around €350 million in the expansion programme, an expansion programme that is the largest project of its kind ever to be seen at the airport.Some of the milestones in the construction of the new Hamburg Airport were the completion of the two state-of-the-art passenger terminals and the airport plaza with a central security checkpoint, the extension of the passenger pier, the installation of a dynamic parking guidance system, the creation of additional parking spaces, the S-Bahn (metro rail network) connection to downtown Hamburg and the construction of the Radisson BLU Hotel Hamburg Airport, directly opposite the terminals.
‘Boomtown Hamburg’ – the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is continuing to develop into one of Europe’s top city destinations. Tourism in the Greater Hamburg region is experiencing significantly more dynamic growth than in other major cities, such as Berlin and Munich. Hamburg’s hotels reported 7.4 million overnight stays in 2006, and the growth is continuing. The city welcomed a total of 111 million day trippers in 2007. Hamburg Airport is a substantial contributor to the region’s tourism boom. It is not only one of Germany’s largest airports, it is also among the fastest growing.