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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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Eurowings introduces its “Sky Blue” cabin crew uniforms, phases out the Germanwings uniforms

More than 3,200 flight attendants take off for the Eurowings Group – since the beginning of November all of them in uniforms in ‘Sky Blue’.

“Now we have a uniform appearance in the cabin and present ourselves to our guests as one company – another visible milestone towards a uniform brand presence in all our flight operations,” says Michael Knitter, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Eurowings Group.

Around 100,000 uniform parts were required for the change of uniform, an average of 30 items of clothing and accessories for each flight attendant. All articles are Öko-Tex-certified and, with a few exceptions, suitable for washing machines.

The last 700 cabin employees at Germanwings changed from blackberry-colored uniforms to ‘Sky Blue’. The dress was a bestseller: more than 500 flight attendants ordered this ‘one-piece’. This means that every female cabin member has at least one of the Eurowings uniform dresses in their wardrobe.

The new uniform in ‘Sky Blue’ was introduced three years ago with the new Eurowings brand identity. The blue uniform is well received by guests and flight attendants alike. Knitter: “It looks fresh, modern and lively – so it suits our crews perfectly.”

Not only are the Eurowings crews on the move in a uniform look, the airline is also pushing ahead with the harmonisation of its brand image elsewhere.

Soon all aircraft will also be painted in Eurowings colors and provided with Eurowings lettering.

This will also mean the end of the Germanwings brand with the repainting and integration. Germanwings currently operates under the Eurowings code and brand although all aircraft have not yet been repainted.

All photos by Eurowings.

Eurowings launches new routes in its 2019 summer flight schedule

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Eurowings is releasing the first part of the summer flight schedule 2019 for booking, offering passengers many new routes. From Dusseldorf in particular, new connections complete the portfolio of Eurowings’ largest base, including two flights to the USA: Newark and Las Vegas.

German domestic flights too will be optimized in the summer flight schedule 2019.

The new flights from Dusseldorf are a particular highlight of the upcoming summer flight schedule. Passengers flying from the state capital will have the choice of another destinations worldwide.

The Eurowings’ long-haul offering is continuing its consistent expansion in Düsseldorf.

Starting on July 3, 2019, an Airbus A330 or A340 long-haul jet will fly to the gambling city of Las Vegas in the USA every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. With 40 million tourists a year, the city is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and will soon be accessible direct from the Rhine.

As of December this year, Newark International Airport will complete the airline’s intercontinental offering, supplementing the New York connections with six flights a week.

Passengers travelling from Dusseldorf can also look forward to Caribbean destinations in the coming summer with Cuba added to the route portfolio. Eurowings will fly to Varadero twice a week and to Havana once a week. 

Asian fans will also get their money’s worth with flights to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, leaving three times a week.  

Other new destinations available from Dusseldorf are Bologna, Florence and Genoa in Italy. While Bologna is on the flight schedule every day, flights to Florence will depart four times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays – just perfect for a long weekend. Genoa completes the Italian programme with a weekly connection.

Passengers in Dusseldorf will also be pleased to see a rise in the number of flights on existing routes. Zurich, for example, will see an increase to up to seven daily flights. And in summer 2019, flights to Copenhagen will also be expanded to two a day on weekdays. The Düsseldorf – Vienna route will be augmented with ten weekly connections.

The flight frequency of Eurowings long-haul from Dusseldorf will also increase: Miami will be supplemented with two further flights, appearing on the flight schedule five times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Fort Myers will continue to be served by three flights a week and New York by seven flights a week.

Further changes in the summer flight schedule 2019 affect domestic German air traffic: Eurowings is optimizing domestic flights with better customer-tailored flight times. This includes routes such as Cologne – Berlin, up to 15 times a day starting at €18.99, Stuttgart – Berlin Tegel, also starting at €18.99, and Düsseldorf – Berlin Tegel, starting at €29.99.

There will also be an increase in the number of flights on routes such as Hamburg – Stuttgart (up to eleven additional flights per week), Hamburg – Düsseldorf (up to ten additional flights per week) and Hamburg – Cologne (up to five additional flights per week).

From summer 2019, Eurowings passengers will be heading from Stuttgart to new shores in Sylt with flights to and from the Frisian island in the North Sea every Saturday.

And a new flight taking passengers to Brindisi in Italy is also being added in Hanover. Flights to the port city on the Adriatic will depart every Tuesday from May 7, 2019.

All other photos by Eurowings.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A330-203 D-AXGF (msn 616) (Las Vegas) CGN (Rainer Bexten). Image: 939080.

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Eurowings Europe reaches a new collective agreement with its Austrian pilots and cabin crews

Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A319-132 OE-LYY (msn 4256) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943733.

Eurowings Europe, the chamber of commerce and the union Vida have finalized a collective agreement for the on-board employees of Eurowings Europe in Austria. The collective agreement will apply retroactively as of March 1, 2018.

In addition to a comprehensive package of additional benefits, the collective agreement has provisions for an increase in basic salary of up to 20 percent. Additional variable earnings of up to 25 percent of the basic salary are possible depending on output. Furthermore, pay-scale adjustments to the basic salary of two percent each have already been agreed upon for 2020 and 2021. For new hires in cockpit and cabin, professional experience that captains, first officers and pursers have gained with other airlines will be recognized.

“With these new compensation and employment conditions for pilots and flight attendants, we are one of the most attractive employers at the Vienna location,” says Frank Bauer, Managing Director and Head of Human Resources at Eurowings Group. The collective agreement is also a clear signal to those who are looking for a new employer within the aviation sector. “We look forward to every application we receive for a cockpit or cabin position at Eurowings,” says Bauer. “We were already an attractive employer in Austria and have become even more so with this collective agreement. I would like to thank our team for this: Eurowings Europe’s Managing Directors Robert Jahn and Dieter Watzak-Helmer and Eurowings’ chief negotiator Benedikt Schneider.”

Robert Jahn and Benedikt Schneider emphasize that the provisions in the collective agreement reflect the high sense of social responsibility that Eurowings Europe has towards its employees. “Hammering out a future-oriented contract was our most important task over the past months – all negotiating parties have every reason to be proud of the result.”

Eurowings Europe also offers additional benefits in the context of the collective agreement:
“This includes, among other things, a mobility package and comprehensive coverage for employees in case they become unfit to fly – this will secure a better quality of life for our crews,” says Dieter Watzak-Helmer.

The newly negotiated collective agreement also contains parameters for promotion within the company and creates transparent regulations for the various career options. Robert Jahn: “Comprehensive provisions for part-time work are also included in the contract.”

Counting the collective agreement for Austria, Eurowings Group has finalized 13 collective agreements with four unions in just one year. Eurowings Group Managing Director Frank Bauer: “This demonstrates the intention of management to ensure attractive and reliable working conditions for the company’s employees in cooperation with the relevant social partners.”

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A319-132 OE-LYY (msn 4256) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943733.

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Eurowings is expanding its flight program from Düsseldorf to New York

Eurowings Airbus A330-203 D-AXGC (msn 555) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938293.

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Fly to the city that never sleeps even more frequently from now on – with Eurowings from Düsseldorf.

As of December 1, 2018, the airline will be offering six flights per week to New York’s Newark Airport (EWR) in addition to its existing connections to JFK. Eurowings is taking over the connection which had previously been offered by Lufthansa, allowing passengers flying with Eurowings from the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia to choose between the two New York area airports for the first time.

The flights with an Airbus A330 to Newark (EWR) will take off from Düsseldorf every day except Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. with the flight number EW 1112 and land in Newark at 2:50 p.m. local time. The return flight will leave New York as flight number EW 1113 at 4:50 p.m. local time, arriving in Düsseldorf the next day at 6:05 a.m.

Eurowings is expanding its long-haul program at Düsseldorf’s airport with the additional flights to New York.

The 2018/19 winter flight schedule takes Eurowings passengers from DUS to New York, Fort Myers and Miami (USA), Cancun (Mexico), Punta Cana and Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Varadero and Havana (Cuba), Montego Bay (Jamaica) and Bangkok (Thailand).

Düsseldorf is already Eurowings’ biggest location. The Lufthansa subsidiary offers its passengers a bigger selection of routes here than at any other airport. The largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia has become the home base for 40 Eurowings aircraft, with more than 1,700 flights per week leaving for 95 destinations in Germany and around the world.

Fully-featured Business Class on all flights to NYC

All flights from Düsseldorf to New York and all other destinations in the US (Miami and Fort Myers, and Las Vegas as of Summer 2019) offer a BIZclass for the most discerning passengers – a fully-featured Business Class with “full-flat” seats: at the touch of a button, the comfortable seat transforms into a bed that is two meters long and completely horizontal (“full flat”). Eurowings is the only low-cost carrier to offer such a high-value product. Due to the high demand for a Business Class on the route to Newark, Eurowings is using an aircraft with a larger BIZclass on this route, making 30 BIZclass seats available to passengers instead of the previously offered 18.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Eurowings): Eurowings Airbus A330-203 D-AXGC (msn 555) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938293.

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