Germania opens Palma base with three new routes

Germania’s Rostock to Zurich

Germania opened a base in Palma de Mallorca this week, and used the opportunity to start three new routes – Dortmund, Maastricht and Strasbourg. “Palma de Mallorca is Germania’s largest departure airport. With 73 flights per week, our aircraft take off and land here more frequently than at any other airport in our network,” says Claus Altenburg (centre, holding FCN), Germania’s Director Sales Development Routes and Systems.

Those carrying out the ribbon cutting to mark the start of Germania’s Rostock to Zurich operation were: Claus Altenburg, Director Sales Development Routes and Systems, Germania; Sylvia Bretschneider, President of the Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern; Dörthe Hausmann, MD Rostock Airport; Roland Methling, Mayor of Hansestadt Rostock; along with the Germania crew.

  • Germania launched the first connection between Zurich (ZRH) and Rostock (RLG) on 19 May. Operated twice-weekly (Fridays and Sundays), the German airline will serve the unique 764-kilometre city pair on its fleet of 737-700s. On 26 May, the Hanseatic city will also boast a direct link to Vienna thanks to Germania. Dörthe Hausmann, MD Rostock Airport said: “We have established successful links with South Germany over the last few years. The connections to Linz and Basel set up over the last few years have also been promising. With these newly established connections to Vienna and Zurich, considerably more tourists from Switzerland and Austria can bring their financial strength to our region.” Claus Altenburg, Germania’s Director Sales Development Routes and Systems added: “We are glad to be a partner of the regions and we are also pleased to strengthen their collaboration. These city links will complement our range of leisure flight connections from Rostock Airport for passengers living in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Meanwhile, Vienna and Zurich are great cities to which we are delighted to offer connections.” In addition to this service the airline has opened a base in Palma de Mallorca (PMI), adding three new routes to three different countries – namely Dortmund (DTM; Germany), Maastricht (MST; Netherlands) and Strasbourg (SXB; France). Throughout the summer season, daily flights to Friedrichshafen, Münster/Osnabrück, Dresden, Bremen and Nuremberg will be available from the base. Erfurt and Rostock will also be connected with the island several times per week. Flights to Cuxhaven/Nordholz will also be offered in autumn from Palma de Mallorca. New services were also launched from Hamburg (HAM) and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF), the airline’s ninth and 14th largest bases in terms of weekly seats, to Menorca (MAH) and Kos (KGS) respectively.  
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
19-May Rostock (RLG) Zurich (ZRH) B73W (2)  
20-May Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) Kos (KGS) B73W (1)  
Dortmund (DTM) Palma de Mallorca (PMI) B73W (3) Eurowings (13), Ryanair (3)
Palma de Mallorca (PMI) Maastricht (MST) B73W (2)  
21-May Hamburg (HAM) Menorca (MAH) A319 (1)  
22-May Palma de Mallorca (PMI) Strasbourg (SXB) B73W (2)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 23 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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