- HAM 21 Expansion Programme commences
The airport is officially renamed “Hamburg Airport”.
The “HAM 21” Expansion Programme is launched. In the course of this expansion project Hamburg Airport will be fully modernised by 2008. Flughafen Hamburg GmbH, the airport operator, invests 350 million euros in the programme. The dawn of the 21st century is a fitting moment for Hamburg Airport to present its new logo, signalising greater dynamism, internationality and a heightened service ethos.
Hamburg Airport also reports 164,932 take-offs and landings (+5.4%). For the first time noise-intensive “Chapter 2 jets” represent less than one percent of all aircraft movements over Hamburg. The airport and the airlines declare the reduction of aircraft noise to be their joint goal.
This year also sees Hamburg Airport winning numerous awards. It achieves 3rd place in both the “Business Traveller Awards” and the “Airport of the Year” survey conducted by ‘Wirtschaftswoche’ magazine. Hamburg Airport’s environmental management system is awarded DIN EN ISO 14001 certification; the EC Eco-Audit Validation and first prize in the ‘Infrastructure’ category of the “Aerospace Industry Awards”.