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Water Salute in Dresden for a Successful First Flight: Germania Launches St. Petersburg Route

The first green-and-white aircraft of the independent German airline Germania starts its journey from Dresden to St. Petersburg, Russia, late in the evening of this Thursday, April 26, 2018. The inaugural flight will be sent on its way with a water salute courtesy of the airport’s fire department. The mayor of Dresden, Dirk Hilbert, will be there to witness the occasion alongside a Russian delegation of tourism partners.

Two Germania flights from the Elbe to the Neva will take to the skies each week. For the first time since German reunification, there is now a direct scheduled connection between the twin cities again. Mayor Dirk Hilbert: "Our two cities are being brought a great deal closer together thanks to Germania. We are confident that it won't just be many inhabitants of Dresden that will use this new link to get to know our twin city, but also that lots of Russian visitors will take advantage of the route to get to our city."

Sieghard Jähn, member of the Executive Board of Germania and a native of Dresden, is also on site at Dresden Airport: "Our new connection to St. Petersburg is allowing us to expand our range of routes operating from Dresden and offering an exciting new city connection." Eckhard Selonke, Chief Pilot Boeing at Germania and captain of today's inaugural flight, is also enthusiastic: "I am looking forward to welcoming city tourists, tour groups and business travellers on board. I completed my pilot training in Russia and am therefore very proud to inaugurate the new route today."

Markus Kopp, executive of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and managing director of Flughafen Dresden GmbH, emphasizes: "For the new route to be successful, the interest among Russian tourists is just as important as the popularity among passengers from our region. The focus therefore lies equally on the incoming and the outgoing market. This is also a fabulous opportunity for the many Russian and German tour operators to explore the numerous tourist highlights of the two twin cities in the coming months."

Germania is also adding new connections to the metropolises of Barcelona and Athens as well as to Thessaloniki, Corsica, Burgas and Monastir this summer. A total of 21 destinations can be reached in Germania's summer flight schedule for 2018.

Tickets for Germania flights from Dresden are available from only 59 euros one way. Tickets can be purchased at or by phone via +49 30 610 818 000 (standard charges apply to calls from German landlines, mobile phone charges may vary) and at selected travel agents. All prices quoted include tax and fees, as well as the legally-required air travel surcharge. For travelling to and from the airport within Germany, Germania passengers can use Deutsche Bahn’s Rail&Fly service. One-way tickets are available for 35 euros.

Germania is an independent German airline which was established over 30 years ago. On short-haul and medium-haul flights the airline, with its distinctive green and white livery, carries more than 3 million passengers per year. Germania offers connections from 20 departure airports in Europe to over 55 destinations within the continent, North Africa and the Middle East. Reversing the common industry trend, Germania continues to offer complimentary snacks, soft drinks, magazines and a minimum of 20 kg free baggage allowance. Germania operates scheduled, charter and ad-hoc flights. Together with Bulgarian Eagle and the Swiss airline Germania Flug AG, Germania's fleet will include up to 36 aircraft by summer 2018. Germania Technik Brandenburg GmbH is responsible for the company's aircraft maintenance. 

Germania Routes from Dresden Airport in Summer 2018

DestinationTermFlight DaysPrice*
Burgas27-06 – 22-08-2018Wednesdayfrom 69 euros
Paphos02-05 – 27-06-2018
22-08 – 31-10-2018
Wednesdayfrom 79 euros
Hurghada01-05 – 30-10-2018Tuesday, Saturdayfrom 99 euros
Bastia/Corsica19-05 – 27-10-2018Saturdayfrom 69 euros
Athens04-05 – 29-10-2018Monday, Fridayfrom 69 euros
Crete/Heraklion02-05 – 31-10-2018Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, Sunday
from 99 euros
Kos02-05 – 31-10-2018Wednesday, Saturdayfrom 99 euros
Rhodes03-05 – 30-10-2018Tuesday (from 26-06),
Thursday, Saturday
from 99 euros
Thessaloniki01-05 – 30-10-2018Tuesday, Fridayfrom 99 euros
Reykjavík/Keflavik27-06 – 14-10-2018Wednesday, Saturdayfrom 59 euros
Faro03-05 – 28-10-2018Thursday, Sundayfrom 79 euros
Madeira/Funchal01-05 – 19-06-2018Tuesdayfrom 99 euros
Barcelona01-05 – 30-10-2018Tuesday, Friday,
from 59 euros
Fuerteventura05-05 – 29-10-2018Monday, Saturdayfrom 99 euros
Gran Canaria02-05 – 31-10-2018Wednesday, Sundayfrom 99 euros
Málaga03-05 – 29-10-2018Monday, Thursdayfrom 79 euros
Palma de Mallorca01-05 – 31-10-2018Dailyfrom 69 euros
Tenerife03-05 – 25-10-2018Thursdayfrom 99 euros
St. Petersburg26-04 – 25-10-2018Thursday, Sundayfrom 69 euros
Monastir02-05 – 31-10-2018Wednesdayfrom 79 euros
Antalya01-05 – 30-10-2018Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, Sunday
from 79 euros

* one-way
Issued 26-04-2018. Subject to change.


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