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Lufthansa Group expands tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio in Frankfurt and Munich with Eurowings

  • First-ever Eurowings presence in Frankfurt as of October 
  • Lufthansa will support marketing and sales for the new long-haul destinations 
  • In Munich, Eurowings will supplement Lufthansa’s long-haul portfolio with daily flights to Bangkok (Thailand) 
  • Harry Hohmeister: “Lufthansa will actively shape the future of tourism together with Eurowings”
  • Thorsten Dirks: “We are combining the strengths of Lufthansa and Eurowings”

Lufthansa Group will be significantly expanding its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. After the successes of Edelweiss in Zürich and the deployment of the first few Eurowings long-haul aircraft departing from Munich, there will now also be flights available from Frankfurt, along with an increase in flights from Munich. For Frankfurt Airport, this means that, as of Fall 2019, Eurowings will be taking off from the metropolis on the Main river.

"BIZ class on board", leased from Brussels on April 29, 2018

As a first step, Eurowings will offer flights from Frankfurt to the popular vacation islands Mauritius and Barbados when the winter flight schedule goes into effect in October 2019. In addition to this, there will also be flights to Windhoek in Namibia, with other destinations currently being planned.

From the Munich hub, Eurowings has already been successfully offering long-haul connections to a selection of tourist destinations since Summer 2018. In the 2019/2020 winter schedule, Eurowings will also be connecting the Bavarian capital with Bangkok (Thailand). Connections from Munich to additional flight destinations are currently being planned.

This step goes hand in hand with a closer cooperation between Lufthansa and Eurowings at Germany’s biggest hub airport: “It is the right strategic step for the Group to combine the strengths of its two largest airlines in Frankfurt: going forward, we will be combining a product tailored to leisure travelers and families and the affordable cost structure of Eurowings with the sales and marketing power of Lufthansa at the Frankfurt location,” says Thorsten Dirks, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and CEO of Eurowings. “This makes it possible for the group to successfully evolve its portfolio for the growing tourism and leisure travel segment at Germany’s largest airport.”

For this expansion in the tourism segment, Eurowings will be using a total of seven Airbus A330 aircraft (with up to 310 seats), a portion of its fleet that is operated by Sun Express Deutschland. Capacities will be distributed evenly between the two Lufthansa hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Eurowings (Brussels Airlines) Airbus A330-342 OO-SFB (msn 915) (BIZ class on board) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 945850.

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Lufthansa Group to sell LGW to Zeitfracht

Operated by Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter

Lufthansa Group has agreed to sell subsidiary LGW to Zeitfracht (Berlin), which already owns WDL Aviation.

The group acquired LGW from Airberlin and had placed the division under the Eurowings banner.

LGW will continue to operate for Eurowings.

The sale is expected to be completed on April 1, 2019.

LGW currently operates 18 Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s).

Above Photo: BriYYZ.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (LGW) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) D-ABQH (msn 4256) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 941071.

 

 

Eurowings and Hertz start a new relationship with a logo jet

The “Hertz plane”, celebrating 100 years of Hertz

Eurowings has made this announcement:

From now on, car rental company Hertz will be taking off with Eurowings. An Airbus A320 in the Hertz special livery was christened in hangar 7 at Düsseldorf Airport. Oliver Wagner, Eurowings CCO, and Vincent Gillet, Vice President Marketing International at Hertz, celebrated the official christening during a formal ceremony attended by many guests of honor and employees from both companies. As champagne was poured over the aircraft, the “Hertz plane” was then symbolically incorporated into the Eurowings fleet in Düsseldorf.

Eurowings has been working on a strategic collaboration with its partner Hertz since March 2018. To celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary, Hertz had decided to go for a special livery on a Eurowings Airbus A320. Following the ceremonial act, the first destination in regular service for the newly christened Hertz plane was London where the car rental company’s headquarters are located.

Nine days of demanding painting work on the Hertz Airbus A320

The distinctive design of the Eurowings aircraft with the Hertz look had presented the painters with a formidable challenge. They managed it with thorough preparation and by working closely with designers, graphic artists, paint specialists, technicians, painters and engineers during the nine-day layover at the East Midlands Airport (Nottingham/UK) where at times up to 20 people were working on the aircraft simultaneously.

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The new livery of the Hertz plane took around 250 kg of paint. This was special paint applied in a single coat that nevertheless gave the aircraft an especially high-gloss appearance. The paint has a lot to accomplish. During operation, it not only has to protect the aircraft’s outer skin from corrosion due to wind, weather, kerosene and hydraulic fluid, it also has to brave the severe temperature fluctuations on the ground and in flight (approx. +30 /-60 °C) and the surface stresses due to changes in the pressurised cabin while cruising.

On the day of the roll-out, it was not only the painters but also the plane spotters who were impressed. Even before the aircraft landed at its home base in Düsseldorf, the first photos of the special livery, taken from the airport fence in Nottingham, could be seen on the Internet.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-ABDU (msn 3516) (Hertz 100 – Since 1918) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 945681.

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Eurowings helps Germania passengers following insolvency

Eurowing's 2016 "Boomerang Club"

Eurowings has made this announcement:

The insolvency of the Germania airline has led to yet another upheaval for the aviation industry in Germany and for the affected passengers. Because of this, we are offering the Germania passengers who are currently stranded abroad heavily discounted rates for return flights to Germany with Eurowings until the end of February 2019.

Here’s how it works:

Book

Book an alternative flight as a replacement for your canceled return flight to Germany on eurowings.com or via our mobile services.

Submit documentation

Please submit the following documents to the email address buchungsinfo@eurowings.com by 28 February 2019:

  • Booking confirmation for your canceled Germania flight from an airport outside Germany to a destination in Germany
  • Please be aware that the canceled Germania flight must have been scheduled until the end of February.
  • Booking confirmation for your Eurowings flight booked on or after February 5, 2019
  • Please enter “Reimbursement Germania” in the subject line of your email.

Get your discount

You will receive a refund of 50% of the Eurowings airfare. The amount will be refunded automatically using the same payment method you selected for your booking on eurowings.com. Domestic flights within Germany and flights booked through third-party booking portals or in travel agencies are not eligible for the rebate. Please book your replacement flight exclusively through eurowings.com. Customers who booked their canceled Germania flight as part of a package tour are requested to contact their tour operator directly. Please understand that, due to the number of affected passengers, it may take several weeks to process the refunds.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AEWM (msn 7259) (Boomerang Club) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945589.

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Eurowings to fly between Berlin Tegel and Munich

"Hertz 100 - Since 1918" 2019 logo jet

Eurowings starting on May 1, 2019, will be flying from Berlin Tegel to Munich up to four times a day according to Flughafen Berlin Bradenburg.

The first Eurowings aircraft of the day will leave TXL for Munich at 7.00 a.m., the last will arrive in the capital at 9.55 p.m. The flight time is one hour and ten minutes.

Eurowings is thus increasing its range of flights from Berlin.

In the summer of 2019, the airline will fly to 19 destinations in eight countries, including Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-ABDU (msn 3516) (Hertz 100 – Since 1918) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945325.

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Lufthansa Group is looking to hire more than 5000 new employees in 2019

Lufthansa Group has made this announcement for 2019:

Approximately 5500 new employees will be cleared for takeoff with a career in Lufthansa Group this year – in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium alone, the home markets of the aviation group. The company is looking to hire over 1300 flight attendants – primarily at the Munich hub and at SWISS in Zürich. For the core Lufthansa brand, around 1200 new hires are planned at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs, in all business areas. Lufthansa Group is also hiring a large number of additional employees worldwide.

In addition, up to 500 future pilots are to begin their training as flight students with Lufthansa Aviation Training at the European Flight Academy in 2019. In order to stabilize flight operations after a turbulent summer, Lufthansa Group is investing approximately a quarter of a billion euros. For instance, around 600 employees are being hired to ensure quality in operations.

Highly professional environment and attractive employment conditions

There are over 500 job profiles in the globally operating aviation group that has over 550 subsidiaries and affiliates. Potential applicants can find available positions in the career portal Be-Lufthansa (www.be-lufthansa.com). Over 170,000 applications were submitted through this platform in 2018. “This shows once again how popular Lufthansa is as an employer with its various business areas,” says Bettina Volkens, Chief Officer Corporate Human Resources and Legal Affairs at Deutsche Lufthansa AG. As an international employer with employees hailing from 147 different countries, Lufthansa Group emphasizes diversity – and not just in terms of language and origin. “Equal opportunities for men and women at every level, that is what I stand for and that is what I stand up for,” Volkens says. “We offer a highly professional environment, attractive employment conditions and are standard-setting in professional training. Moving forward, we plan to bring even more young employees into the company than before as well as promote our talents through a wide range of programs.”

Wanted: technological know-how and IT skills

Lufthansa Technik Group is set to grow significantly this year: “Die Technik” is looking for over 1200 new colleagues in Germany, including several hundred operational employees, 400 direct entries and more than 200 apprentices. Lufthansa Group is also looking to hire well over 600 IT specialists in Germany. Lufthansa Systems already positioned itself successfully as an employer within the IT environment last year with the campaign “Aviation Heroes wanted”. And the same is true this year: IT is key, be that at Lufthansa Systems or at for example Industry Solutions (350 projected new hires) or Lufthansa Airlines (150). There is also a group-wide program that will employ 15 IT trainees.

Over 300 apprentices in Germany

Over 300 new positions for junior employees are planned in Germany for this year and almost 80 will start their vocational training at SWISS and Austrian Airlines in Switzerland and Austria. On top of this, around 60 trainees will be off to a flying start in Lufthansa Group this year. The group currently offers ten cooperative degree programs as well as vocational training in 29 different skilled occupations and several trainee programs.

Lufthansa Group at a glance: passenger transportation is the biggest business segment of Lufthansa Group and is carried out by the airlines Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines as well as SunExpress. The other business areas, including logistics, engineering and catering and additional group companies are leaders in their respective fields.

As of September 30, 2018, Lufthansa Group had approximately 135,000 employees. Around 32,000 of them work at Lufthansa. With 40,000 employees, Lufthansa Group is the largest employer in Frankfurt and Hessen; the group has more than 70,000 employees in Germany.

Eurowings takes over the Dusseldorf – Newark route

2 operated by Brussels Airlines, to be replaced with newer Airbus A330-300s

Eurowings has made this announcement:

New in the Eurowings long-haul portfolio: from December 1, 2018, the airline will fly to Newark (EWR) six times a week. This means that Eurowings is now offering two attractive connections from Dusseldorf to the Big Apple just in time for Christmas shopping. Eurowings passengers can already fly to John F. Kennedy Airport five times a week.

To mark the new route to Newark, Eurowings is sharing tips on activities and exciting locations in the wintry metropolis and idea for passengers with excess luggage to bear in mind for a stress-free flight after a successful shopping trip.

Getting the Christmas magic bug

At the end of November, the huge Christmas tree in front of the Rockefeller Center is officially lit up during a festive ceremony. Every year, thousands of people gather around the Rockefeller Plaza or follow the event live on television. But even away from this hotspot, the city is magnificently illuminated and beckons you to enjoy a winter shopping trip. Insider tip: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in Brooklyn.

Shop till you drop

New York is considered to be a shopping mecca all year round but at Christmas time the metropolis excels itself, whether you fancy vintage shopping in Soho or strolling around the big department stores. A whole floor of Macy’s is turned into Macy’s Santaland – in honour of Santa Claus who visits at this time of year – and maybe here some of your long-held shopping wishes will come true. The most beautiful decorative displays can be admired at Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, Tiffany’s and Lord & Taylor – all located on Fifth Avenue.

Winter Wonderland: Ice skating and holiday markets

Ice skating is one of the most popular winter sports and also great fun for beginners. The famous Wollman Rink in Central Park is open from October and skates can be hired on site. There is also a small ice rink at the Rockefeller Center. What’s special about this: visitors to New York can go skating under the Christmas lights at night. Then they can warm up with a hot drink at one of the many holiday markets, such as at Columbus Circle. The magnificently decorated Christmas markets offer not only delicious things to eat but also many pretty souvenirs.

Tips and tricks for excess luggage

After a prolonged shopping trip, suitcases are often bursting at the seams. Good preparation ensures a stress-free return journey: of course, extra luggage such as suitcases full of gifts or oversized souvenirs may be taken on board at Eurowings but should be registered in advance via the Call Center. Passengers can read up on the costs in detail in the schedule of charges.

Basically, at Eurowings, each passenger may carry one item of hand luggage on board with a maximum weight of 8 kg and maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm. In addition, a further small item of hand luggage is permitted (e.g. laptop bag, handbag, briefcase, folder satchel, etc.). In the regular SMART fare option, each passenger may additionally register a suitcase up to 23 kilograms. Liquids of all kinds may only be carried on board in containers with a capacity of up to 100 millilitres and they must be placed in a transparent, resealable bag. Eurowings provides more information about luggage at eurowings.com.

As a further pre-Christmas highlight, from mid-December Eurowings will inspire its passengers on board for their Christmas shopping in New York. In cooperation with Cologne-based start-up Sugartrends, a marketplace for local retailers, the airline showcases the best shops and trendy gift ideas from the Big Apple in a magazine which can be found in the seat pockets. Passengers can connect to the Internet on board their long-haul flight to New York, enabling them to browse and purchase the products of hip New York boutiques at Sugartrends.com. On arrival in New York, they can personally pick up the products purchased on board in the actual stores.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (Brussels Airlines) Airbus A340-313 OO-SCW (msn 335) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 941319.

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