Corendon announces Düsseldorf + Basel bases; 15 routes added at DUS
Germany has become a huge part of Corendon’s network, ending last year with 55% of the carrier’s European seat capacity, OAG Schedules data shows.
This is up from less than one-fifth back in 2017, with its growth clearly aided by the end of airberlin.
Corendon’s network includes 22 airports in Germany
Corendon serves (or will serve) 22 airports in Germany.
Along with its five bases, these comprise Berlin Brandenburg (from 2021), Berlin Tegel, Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Memmingen, Munich, Paderborn, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, and Weeze.
As Basel’s new routes are not yet known or available for booking – and its schedule is currently all using non-based aircraft – this article focuses on its new German base.
Corendon will have 21 routes from Düsseldorf
Corendon will introduce 15 routes from its new base at Düsseldorf, taking its total from the North Rhine-Westphalia airport to 21, as shown in the table that follows.
These 15 routes had over 2.8 million passengers from the German airport last year, OAG Traffic Analyser, using MIDT booking data, indicates.
Obviously Palma was by far number-one with getting on for nearly half of these passengers, while Ankara had the largest estimated volume of indirect traffic at just over 30,000 in this O&D of 173,000.
Corendon will have 55 weekly frequencies at Düsseldorf next May, which excludes Rhodes which is listed in the airline’s pull-down menu but is not currently bookable.
These routes include a strong focus on Turkish VFR markets – seven are coming – given NRW, the state in which Düsseldorf is located, has over 500,000 Turks.
|Düsseldorf to…||Weekly frequency in May 2021||Starting|
|Gran Canaria||2||1 May|
|Lamezia Terme||1||1 May|
|Tenerife South||1||6 May|
|Source: the airline’s website. Note: as schedules are incomplete or as yet unavailable, we decided against including direct and indirect competition details in this article.|
Corendon’s Düsseldorf schedule takes shape, but incomplete?
Looking at Corendon’s schedules shows that it will have an overnight service from Düsseldorf to Adana, Ankara, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Samsun, or Trabzon on most nights.
Bodrum will use non-based aircraft, likewise the carrier’s existing routes.
Interestingly, at the time of writing two services do not fit into the day-by-day schedule, as shown below, and are not operated by non-based aircraft: Gran Canaria on a Tuesday (0715-1720) and Zongdulak on a Monday (0700-1445).
|Monday||Palma (1330-1910); Adana (2050-0605+1)|
|Tuesday||Ibiza (0700-1310); Ankara (2050-0605+1)|
|Wednesday||Fuerteventura (0715-1710); Diyarbakır (2020-0600+1)|
|Thursday||Palma (1410-1950); Ankara (2050-0605+1)|
|Friday||Zonguldak (0700-1445); Ibiza (1540-2150)|
|Saturday||Lamezia Terme (0700-1310); Palma (1410-1950); Samsun (2100-0600+1)|
|Sunday||Fuerteventura (0715-1710); Diyarbakır (2020-0600+1)|
|Monday||Olbia (0705-1220); Trabzon (2040-0600+1)|
|Tuesday||Palma (1330-1910); Gaziantep (2050-0610+1)|
|Wednesday||Palma (1330-1910); Samsun (2100-0610+1)|
|Thursday||Tenerife South (0715-1730); Trabzon (2040-0600+1)|
|Friday||Palma (1320-1900); Adana (2050-0605+1)|
|Saturday||Gran Canaria (0715-1720); Gaziantep (2050-0610+1)|
|Sunday||Palma (1410-1950); Ankara (2050-0605+1)|
|Source: the airline’s website.|