Summer holidays start in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia: From Friday to Sunday, 47 passenger planes take off from Central German airports – 24 of them at Leipzig / Halle Airport and 23 at Dresden International Airport. In addition to German and European metropolises, sun destinations on the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Black Sea are on the departure board. Popular holiday destinations such as Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia are currently not served due to travel warnings.
From Leipzig / Halle on the first holiday weekend, holiday machines to Varna (4), Heraklion (4), Corfu (3), Burgas (3), Palma de Mallorca (3) and Rhodes (3) start. Three other holiday airlines head for the Canary Islands Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. A plane takes passengers to the Greek island of Kos.
At Dresden Airport there are six departures to the hub in Frankfurt from Friday to Sunday. In addition, Palma de Mallorca is very popular with holidaymakers with five starts. Other planes take off to Munich (4), Heraklion (2), London (1), Burgas (1), Kos (1), Rhodes (1), Varna (1) and Düsseldorf (1).
Destinations with direct flights from Leipzig / Halle
Condor is once again the largest holiday airline based in Leipzig / Halle. With up to 24 departures per week, it offers the greatest number of options for starting your summer vacation from Leipzig / Halle. There are flights to destinations in Spain and Greece.
Number two in holiday air travel are the airlines Eurowings and Freebird Airlines Europe, which takes off for Tui, with up to 11 weekly departures each.
A total of 8 airlines take off from Leipzig / Halle Airport to 13 destinations.
The front runner among the sun destinations is Palma de Mallorca with up to 11 weekly departures, followed by Heraklion and Varna, which are served up to 8 and 7 times a week respectively.
Destinations with direct flight from Dresden
Lufthansa takes off most frequently from Dresden. The crane airline brings passengers up to 26 times a week to the hubs in Frankfurt (14) and Munich (12).
Sundair is the leading tourist airline with up to 13 weekly departures. The flight plan includes destinations in Greece and Spain. Eurowings has just as many take-offs. The Lufthansa subsidiary connects Dresden with Palma de Mallorca, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart.
The Balearic island of Mallorca has the most frequent flights with up to 8 weekly departures. In second and third place of the most frequent tourist connections come Heraklion and Rhodes (3) with up to 4 departures per week.
A total of 8 airlines fly to 13 destinations from Dresden Airport during the summer holidays.
Health protection and travel advice
Central German airports have taken extensive precautions to protect the health of passengers, visitors, partners and employees. The package of measures is based on the specifications of the responsible authorities and is based on the recommendations of the Airport Association ADV.
The precautions include, among other things, the attachment of protective plastic discs at the check-in counters and at the boarding pass control. There are also disinfectant dispensers in the terminals. Monitors, signs and announcements remind passengers of behavior and hygiene regulations. There are also markings on the floor so that, for example, the applicable distance regulations are observed at the security checkpoint. Seating options are also provided with distance markings.
A mouth and nose covering must be worn in the terminals. With airlines, it is usually mandatory to wear mouth and nose protection on board. Passengers should find out about the applicable regulations in advance from their airline. Passengers can find more detailed information on the applicable regulations on the airlines’ websites, for example at Condor or Sundair.
Passengers should be at the airport at least two and a half hours before departure and, if possible, use the airline’s online check-in.
Park cheaply directly at the airports
At Central German airports, passengers can park their cars for as little as 15 euros per week. There is sufficient space available.
Gastronomy and shops gradually reopened
In line with the flight schedule, shops and restaurants are increasingly opening at Central German airports. In the public area of Leipzig / Halle Airport, Marché Mövenpick and the Kamps bakery are again offering food and drinks.
Elbezeit is open to passengers and visitors at Dresden Airport. The airport shop “Gate 14” will also open again from July 20th.
New airport tour for the summer holidays
“NaTour” – that’s the name of the new tour, which starts on July 21 at Dresden Airport. During a trip in the apron bus, the participants learn more about the various aspects of environmental protection at the airport, for example how bees are used to control the effects of flight operations on the environment, why foxes are useful at the airport and what measures are taken to prevent the Reduce CO2 emissions.