Hamburg Airport Reviews
Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city by population, is known for its tagline “The gateway to the world”. While some people may argue, Hamburg has undeniably played a pivotal role in the trading business dating way back into the middle ages. The aforementioned tagline was due to the fact that the city is home to the largest seaport of Germany, and has been the entrypoint for many trading ships.
In the modern day, however, tourists from overseas rarely travel by sea. Instead, air travel is more preferred due to its convenience. Travelers who wish to visit Germany, or specifically Hamburg, may someday find themselves inside Hamburg Airport (IATA Code: HAM). HAM is the fifth busiest international airport in Germany and serves the city of Hamburg. For those who wish to know more about this airport, today we present to you Hamburg Airport reviews to give people the idea about how well this airport operates.
What Passengers Think
As for the passenger reviews, people are generally pleased with this airport’s amenities. The “German efficiency” trope may or may not apply to HAM, as some passengers complained about the long queues while others said the exact opposite. This discrepancy could be due to the different number of passengers in the airport at certain times. Overall, though, the passengers admire how functional this airport is.
“Any airport with free WiFi gets 5-stars. ”, says one passenger. The WiFi in HAM is sponsored by different airlines and changes from time to time. Connectivity is free for one hour, according to another passenger.
Food options are good, but nothing exceptional. These food stores are mostly open during flight operation hours, but Scoom — a food store that mostly sells fresh products — is open 24 hours.
Now, let’s see the inside of this airport. The airport is usually clean, and the terminal is easy to navigate. The airport is not overwhelmingly large, so you can walk from one end to another in roughly 20 minutes. Everyday, every 12 PM, 2 PM and 4 PM, people can watch an airport model exhibition which shows a miniature version of the airport, complete with all the walkways and halls.
There are plenty of food and beverage shops in HAM, at least during operation hours. Shopping options aren’t very large but you can find some shops selling souvenirs, duty free items, apparel and more. Just don’t expect a full shopping mall experience.
The WiFi here is good and is sponsored by different airlines, however, the free connectivity is only available for one hour.
The airport is situated about 5.3 miles or 8.5 kilometers to the north of downtown Hamburg. Getting to and from Hamburg Airport is made easier by the different public and private ground transportation services. These include taxi cabs, car rentals and the S-Bahn S1 line train.
Traffic and Service
Being Germany’s fifth busiest airport, HAM is capable of handling large volumes of passengers. Last 2015, the airport handled 15,610,072 passengers and 158,398 aircraft movements. It has two runways: 05/23 which is 10,663 feet long and 15/33 which is 12,028 feet long.
HAM is the hub for Ryanair, Germanwings and Eurowings.
- Airport Code: HAM
- Phone number: +49 40 50 750
- Website URL: http://www.ham.airport.de/
- Address: Flughafenstrasse 1-3 Hamburg – North District, 22335 Germany
The Hamburg Airport reviews are generally positive, so I see no reason for future passengers to worry. This medium-sized airport is clean, easy to navigate, efficient (usually, that is), the staff is friendly and its facilities are well-maintained. While shopping and dining may not be grandiose, it is a fully capable airport that has — and hopefully continues to — satisfy its passengers.
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