Airlines Swap Terminals at Hamburg

(Photo: Michael Penner)

As part of a new terminal plan at Hamburg Airport, several airlines changed terminals during the night of September 18 to 19.  Eurowings has moved to Terminal 1 while British Airway, Vueling, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Tarom have relocated to Terminal 2.  As of September 19, passengers flying with these carriers can only check in and drop off bags at the newly assigned terminals.

The airport is asking passengers to find out in advance which terminal their airline is using, and to travel to the airport early enough to find their way.

As of September 19, Eurowings, British Airways, Vueling, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Tarom are based in the following terminals:

Eurowings:                Terminal 1 (previously Terminal 2)

British Airways:        Terminal 2 (previously Terminal 1)

Vueling:                      Terminal 2 (previously Terminal 1)

Iberia:                         Terminal 2 (previously Terminal 1)

Aer Lingus:                Terminal 2 (previously Terminal 1)

Tarom:                        Terminal 2 (previously Terminal 1)

The airport anticipates that Eurowings’ passengers will soon be able to use Hamburg’s automated self bag-drop service with September 26 being a likely start date.  When operational, it will allow passengers to check in their baggage independently at one of the ten self bag-drop kiosks in Terminal 1 without having to go to the counter.

Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport commented: “With this new allocation of airlines, we and our partners can ensure that optimal usage of the terminals.  This enables us to provide even more space and comfort to our passengers before departure.”