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29.03.2019
Summer timetable launches on 31 March with new destinations and new services

Mitteldeutsche Flughafen airports switch to their summer timetable on Sunday 31 March. Numerous airlines and tour operators offer tourists and business travellers a wide range of city breaks and holiday destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and on the Red Sea and Black Sea from both Leipzig/Halle and Dresden. Holidays in destinations in Turkey, Spain, Egypt and Greece are particularly popular this year.

Götz Ahmelmann, chairman of the boards of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports: “Our summer timetable contains attractive offers for every type of holiday. Numerous tour operators offer package holidays to popular resorts from both airports. What is more, we offer plenty of connecting flights to national and international hub airports. And for those who prefer to arrange their own holiday, both airports are offering a range of new low-cost flights. As an extra benefit, passengers can park at the airports at extremely low cost.”

Flying from Leipzig/Halle

The highest number of tourist departures per week in the summer timetable are to Antalya, Palma de Mallorca and Hurghada.

Banjul, the capital of Gambia, will be accessible non-stop from Leipzig/Halle for the first time from mid-April. Corendon Airlines will fly to the African west coast every Tuesday on behalf of the tour operator FTI. The airline is also putting on more flights to Turkey. In addition to Antalya, its route portfolio now also includes Alanya (Gazipasa Airport).

Also new from Leipzig/Halle are flights to Enfidha. This Tunisian holiday paradise with its fantastic Mediterranean beaches is on the departure board every Wednesday and Saturday.

Condor, the largest holiday airline at Leipzig/Halle Airport with 63 weekly flights, is stationing another Airbus A321 here, bringing the total number of extra seats it is offering to around 100,000. The 2019 summer season sees more flights to the Balearic and Canary Islands, Egypt, Turkey and Greece.

The Maltese Islands also offer plenty of leisure opportunities and sunshine. Starting in June, an Air Malta Airbus A320 will be flying to this tiny Mediterranean country on Sundays as well as Wednesdays.

Wizz Air, the leading low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, will be flying to the Ukrainian capital Kiev from 5 July. There will therefore be non-stop flights between the two twin cities of Leipzig and Kiev for the first time since German reunification.

Lufthansa will be offering even more connections to its hub airports from Leipzig/Halle this summer season. On the Munich route, the number of weekly departures is rising from last summer’s 26 to 32 this year.

  • Frankfurt (Lufthansa) 5x daily
  • Munich (Lufthansa) up to 5x daily
  • Düsseldorf (Eurowings) up to 3x daily
  • Cologne Bonn (Eurowings) up to 2x daily
  • Stuttgart (Eurowings) up to 2x daily


Internationally, the Leipzig/Halle region is connected to the hubs at Vienna (up to 2x daily, Austrian Airlines), Istanbul (daily, Turkish Airlines), Zurich (5x weekly, SWISS) and Moscow Vnukovo (2x weekly, Pobeda).

Cheaper parking than at other airports

Besides the large number of flight destinations, Leipzig/Halle Airport also stands out for its low-cost parking. Seasonal car parks P15 and P20 and car park P2 opens again on 30 March, with prices starting at €20 for up to 8 days.

Timetable/parking reservations: www.leipzig-halle-airport.de

Flying from Dresden

The top 3 holiday countries with the most non-stop flights per week from Dresden are Spain, Turkey and Greece.

Palma de Mallorca, the most popular holiday destination in the 2018 summer timetable with over 90,000 passengers, will once again have the highest number of flights from Dresden this summer, with up to 13 departures per week. Besides Eurowings, Lauda will be flying daily to the largest Mediterranean island from 13 June, filling the gap left by the insolvency of Germania.

Sundair, which stationed an Airbus A320 at Dresden Airport after the collapse of Germania, will depart for Crete, Rhodes, Kos and Antalya up to 14 times per week. For the coming winter season, the airline has already announced that it will also be flying to Egypt and the Canary Islands.

For the first time in the summer season there will now be regular flights to Hurghada with Corendon Airlines. The airline will be flying from Dresden to the Egyptian holiday resort up to 3 times per week from April. The red and white planes will also be departing for Antalya up to 4 times per week.
The total number of flights to Turkey from Dresden on all airlines will be up to three per day and up to 14 per week at peak times.

In addition, Dresden is very well connected to many of the major hub airports. With such a wide range of connecting flights on offer, there are destinations and dates to suit every business and leisure traveller, and almost any destination in the world can be reached with just one change of planes. Compared to last summer, Eurowings is increasing its flights on the Düsseldorf route by one, to a total of 19 departures per week.

  • Frankfurt (Lufthansa) 5x daily
  • Munich (Lufthansa) up to 5x daily
  • Düsseldorf (Eurowings) up to 3x daily
  • Cologne Bonn (Eurowings) up to 3x daily
  • Stuttgart (Eurowings) up to 2x daily


There are flights to the international hub of Zurich (up to 2x daily, SWISS), Moscow Sheremetyevo (Aeroflot, daily) and Amsterdam (KLM, daily). Alongside the scheduled flights, there are four departures for Basel per week with EasyJet.


One of the cheapest airport car parks in Germany

Passengers arriving at Dresden Airport by car can park in the Super Low-Cost car park P4a from as little as €15 per week from 1 April. This makes Dresden Airport one of the cheapest airports in Germany.

Timetable/parking reservations: www.dresden-airport.de
Photos: www.dresden-airport.de/presse


Timetable correct as at 28 March 2019

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