After Corona-forced break: freight alone Hahn airport can't save

It is not so long ago, as there were at the airport Hahn to the fact that very soon, many Chinese store in the Hunsrück and the traffic numbers in the height wo

After Corona-forced break: freight alone Hahn airport can't save

It is not so long ago, as there were at the airport Hahn to the fact that very soon, many Chinese store in the Hunsrück and the traffic numbers in the height would take that. Above all, the hope of the Chinese middle class that emerged with the rise of China to a global economy and it has brought prosperity depended. Around 109 million Chinese, for example, have according to statistics, the UBS Bank, an annual income of between 50,000 and 500,000 dollars, the Chinese government even comes to 400 million, but at a significantly lower annual income.

Jochen Remmert

airport editor and correspondent of the Rhine-Main-Süd.

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this middle layer, how large they may be, the airport operator, in the Hunsrück well, that you would develop, as elsewhere, soon a significant desire to travel. Given the size of China, the hope is not unfounded. Finally, the Chinese conglomerate has bought identified HNA this enormous tourist potential for growth, and 2017 from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, of which 82.5 percent of the loss– making airport for around 15 million Euro, 17.5 percent of the state of Hesse continues.

there is No recording of tourist flights

But the tourist traffic between China and the Hunsrück to delivery even before the Covid-19 pandemic is not as originally expected. In the past year, the talk was still of the three flights, and more in the week, which would connect from this year to the Hunsrück with China. However, in March of this year, it was just by the airport operator that are not expected to be this summer with a recording of these tourist flights was.

Even the Hahn airport was not able to benefit already in 2019 the global growth of air traffic, unlike, for example, the great neighbour in Frankfurt. This is the heavy traffic brought a Plus of 1.5 percent and, thus, the jump over the mark of 70 million passengers in a year. And, although in the second half of the year, the global economic slowdown massively on the traffic impact numbers.

But while at Germany's largest airport, a passenger record before this year by Covid-19, the crash was followed by the Floor, saw it on the faucet before the pandemic, rather catastrophically, what is the number of passengers was Just under 1.4 million passengers, the airport Association ADV for the tap show in the entire fiscal year 2019, meant for the conversion of the airport, which was formerly used by the American military, a dramatic decrease of 30.6 percent. And all that without Corona and the global travel restrictions.

To the detriment of the Hunsrück-airport

This has to do with the change in Strategy of the main customers, Ryanair. The Irish have dared had branded three years ago, the step to the Frankfurt airport, the Airline's chief Michael O'leary previously always considered uninteresting and "much too expensive". The change in Strategy was clearly to the detriment of the approximately 120 kilometres away in the Hunsrück-airport. Other small Airlines such as Wizz Air Serbia and, more recently, Flyone from Moldova are not able to close the gap.

Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 00:19

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