Germany plane tickets & flights
Germany is one of the best linked countries in the World from the point of view of airlines.
It has great internal and international connections that we are taking a look at right here in this little guide.
Hamburg is a major transport hub in Northern Germany and is one of the most affluent cities in Europe, and it is a popular travel destination. If you can find a great Hamburg hotel, then take your time to explore the city and its surroundings. It's also a great gateway into Germany, because it is situated in the northern part of the country.
There is quite intense domestic air traffic in Germany. Low cost airlines and conventional carriers are as well on the list of your choices. Further below our guide will offer you details about which airline flies where.
Intense international air travel flux between many of Germany's large and also mid-sized cities. Germany is one of Europe's most well connected countries from the point of view of airline travel.
Airlines serving Germany
Air Berlin is Germany's second largest carrier with a fleet of 124 airplanes and 121 orders in late 2009. Destinations were 121.
This carrier is operating hubs at Berlin, Dusseldorf, Mnchen, Nurnberg, Palma de Mallorca.
It is a semi-low cost carrier. Focuses especially on flying between German cities, serving them with routes to Europe's big cities and popular summer vacation destinations where German citizens travel.
Regional carrier belonging to the giant Lufthansa.
Operates from München, not Augsburg as its name suggests.
In late 2009 they had a fleet of about a dozen airplanes.
Düsseldorf International Airport is the hub and base of this carrier with 7 aircraft flying to 34 destinations.
Flies to Middle Eastern destinations and Russia.
Cirrus Airlines has its only hub at Mannheim City Airport. It is owned by Lufthansa.
Domestic destinations: Berlin, Dresden, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Mannheim, München, Münster-Osnabrück International Airport, Stuttgart and Saarbrücken.
International destinations: Salzburg, Zurich.
Officially called Condor Flugdienst. Must not be confused with the Peruvian AeroCondor carrier.
The airline owned by the Thomas Cook Group is based in Frankfurt and flies to approximately 70 destinations.
Serves especially routes connecting Germany's big cities with places in the Mediterranean region, Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean.
Contact Air is a regional airline from Stuttgart that has approximately a dozen destinations and a fleet of 18 (as of late 2009).
This airline is also owned by Lufthansa as many other small regional carriers of the country.
Operates to these cities within Germany: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Hof-Plauen, München, Nürnberg, Stuttgart and Westerland.
International destinations: Brussels, Jersey. London, Milano, Nice, Torino, Vienna, Venice, Warsaw and Zürich.
This airline is based in Dortmund and is owned by Lufthansa. Eurowings is part of Lufthansa Regional's group of airlines.
Has hubs at Düsseldorf, Nürnberg, München, Hannover and operates on domestic and international routes.
Domestic destinations (as of early 2009): Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig-Halle, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Paderborn and Stuttgart.
International destinations include the following: Amsterdam, Basel, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Genf/Geneva, Göteborg/Gothenburg, Graz, London, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Milano/Milan, Newcastle, Paris, Torino/Turin, Wien/Vienna, Warsaw, Wrocław/Breslau, Zürich, etc.
Although this airline was started in 1978, it could not grow much over the years, yet it remains and important airline in Berlin and Düsseldorf especially, where it has hubs.
Flies charter flights as well as several scheduled ones to European, Middle Eastern and German cities. Yet, it has little coverage. Focuses primarily on some selected routes that are less frequented by other German carriers.
Low cost airline based in Köln. Operates to approximately 70 destinations mostly in Europe, but it also flies to Russia and Turkey.
Check them out if you are seeking low fare tickets to and within Germany!
Has hubs in Hamburg, Friedrichshafen, München, Saarbrücken and serves destinations (as of late 2009). Most destinations are in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East and some flights are also operated to islands in the Atlantic, such as Cape Verde.
One of the World's biggest carriers that needs no presentation.
If you are in-transit flying through Germany to another country or continent, then Lufthansa might be one of your best choices. This airline reaches many big cities on other continents. Through, their planes have little room on economy class and onboard entertainment might be better.
With code share partners it can get you to over 200 destinations. The number is expected to go higher as the newly ordered 117 airplanes will enter the fleet.
Lufthansa CityLine is based in Köln and owned by the large Lufthansa flag carrier.
Hubs are located at Frankfurt, München airports.
It is not a small domestic carrier as many mistakenly believe. Lufthansa CityLine operates domestically less routes than internationally.
Domestic flights will take you to: Berlin, Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Münster/Osnabrück, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt and Stuttgart.
International destinations are far more and include the following cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Bastia, Bergen, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bornholm, Brussels, Cagliari, Copenhagen, Donetsk, Firenze/Florence, Geneva, Gdańsk, Helsinki, Inverness, Katowice, Linz, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milano, Nice, Olbia, Oslo, Paris, Rostov-on-Don, Stavanger, Stockholm, Toulouse, Valencia, Vilnius, Vienna, Verona, Westerland, etc.
Owned by Air Berlin, LTU serves primarily clients from Germany. It flies to popular vacation destinations where Germans travel to. These include locations in Asia, the Caribbean as well as many European destinations.
Germany's 3rd largest airline. TUI has extended itself by purchasing Hapagfly and HLX.
Operates from Köln and Hannover and flies to over 70 destinations in Europe, North Africa especially, but Tel Aviv in Israel is also served.
XL Airways Germany
Charter airline with a small fleet operating from Frankfurt. Destinations vary.
There are speculations that this airline might merge with another carrier.
Various other carriers
Airlines from all continents arrive to Frankfurt's International Airport (not to be confused with Frankfurt Hahn Airport) and other important airports like the ones near München, Berlin. These 3 cities are major European air travel hubs. The biggest one is Frankfurt.
Destinations, major airports in Germany
Berlin Tegel "Otto Lilienthal" Airport
Dresden Klotzsche Airport
Düsseldorf International Airport
Frankfurt am Main International Airport
Frankfurt Egelsbach Airport
Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport
Hannover Langenhagen Airport
Köln/Bonn Konrad Adenauer Airport
Leipzig/Halle Schkeuditz Airport
Lübeck Blankensee Airport
Mannheim City Airport
München "Franz Josef Strauss" Airport
Last modified/updated: November 20, 2009