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Eurowings opens new base in Pristina

Eurowings (Airberlin) Airbus A319-112 D-ABGJ (msn 3415) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 937931.

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Eurowings is further expanding its European network: With the opening of a new base in Pristina, the airline is expanding its services in Eastern Europe and will be stationing an Airbus A319 in the capital of Kosovo from June 19, 2019. Thus, Pristina will become the thirteenth Eurowings location.

For the first time, Eurowings will offer direct connections from Pristina to Switzerland. At the same time, the existing connections to the cities of Düsseldorf, Munich and Stuttgart will be significantly increased. In total, the airline offers over 60 weekly frequencies to and from Pristina.

All flights including the new routes can be booked in the coming days – for example on the Internet at eurowings.com or via the Eurowings App.

Photo: Eurowings. Gjeravia, the highest mountain of Kosovo.

The metropolis Pristina

Pristina, with almost 150,000 inhabitants, is the capital and largest metropolis in Kosovo. It lies in the historical landscape of the Kosovo field and offers numerous historical buildings. Pristina is the economic, cultural and media center of the country. The city has one of the youngest populations in Europe and is characterized by above-average economic growth in recent years.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A319-112 D-ABGJ (msn 3415) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 937931.

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Eurowings launches Berlin Tegel – Munich service

Eurowings Airbus A319-132 D-AGWU (msn 5457) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 946263.

Eurowings made this announcement:

On May 1, flight EW8170 from Berlin/Tegel landed for the first time at Franz-Josef-Strauß-Flughafen in Munich.

From May 17, a fifth connection will be added to the Friday timetable.

On board of the first Eurowings flight with an Airbus A319 were about 80 passengers. The first flight from Munich to Berlin, which also took off at 09:15 on May 31, had 130 passengers on board. The flight time for the point-to-point connection is one hour and ten minutes.

The new Eurowings connection complements Lufthansa’s services on this route. In spring 2019, the two airlines of the Lufthansa Group will offer more than 300 weekly flights between the Spree and Isar rivers.

An overview of the connections: 

EW8170 Berlin/Tegel 07:00 – 08:10 Munich (daily)

EW8172 Berlin/Tegel 11:30 – 12:40 Munich (MO-FR)

EW8174 Berlin/Tegel 14:30 – 15:40 Munich (daily)

EW8176 Berlin/Tegel 18:45 – 19:55 Munich (daily)

EW8178 Berlin/Tegel 10:35 – 11:45 Munich (only FR, from May 17)

EW8171 Munich 09:15 – 10:35 Berlin/Tegel (daily)

EW8173 Munich 13:30 – 14:40 Berlin/Tegel (MO-FR)

EW8175 Munich 16:45 – 17:55 Berlin/Tegel (daily)

EW8177 Munich 20:45 – 21:55 Berlin/Tegel (daily)

EW8179 Munich 12:40 – 13:40 Berlin/Tegel (only FR, from May 17)

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A319-132 D-AGWU (msn 5457) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 946263.

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Eurowings to offer new flights from Hamburg to Turkey

Eurowings has made this announcement:

With four new destinations and the start of the summer flight schedule, Eurowings is launching an attractive new program from Hamburg this season. The airline will also be taking off from Hanover with a new destination for the summer: Brindisi.

Turkey is an expansion focus for Hamburg: flights to Ankara have been added to the flight schedule every Sunday. The Turkish capital is an important center for the country’s visual arts and is one of the country’s economic centers.

There will also be new flights to Adana in Turkey from the north: With more than 1.8 million inhabitants, this is Turkey’s fifth largest city, located in the fertile Çukurova plain. The landmark of the Mediterranean city Adana is the stone bridge built by Hadrian over the Seyhan River (Taş Köprü), which is now closed to motorized traffic.

Antalya, also a new Eurowings destination from Hamburg, is flown to every Wednesday in July. The Antalya region is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Turkey. In the old harbour of the city there are countless yachts and the coast offers many attractive hotels. The city is considered the gateway to the Mediterranean coast in the south of Turkey.

One of the most important tourist destinations in Turkey is Bodrum – another new Hamburg destination of Eurowings. The peninsula, which stretches from the Turkish southwest coast into the Aegean Sea, is flown to on Fridays. There are two bays offering a view of the Bodrum Kalesi fortress: The medieval castle was built in the 15th century by the Knights of St John. Bodrum is the starting point for visiting the nearby seaside resorts.

Eurowings passengers can also look forward to a new route between Hanover and Brindisi in the summer flight schedule: The port city on the Adriatic Sea in the southern Italian region of Apulia is served every Tuesday. On a small island at the harbour entrance is the Castello Aragonese, built of red stone. The Monumento al Marinaio d’Italia is a high, rudder-shaped naval monument made of limestone overlooking the sea and the city. From Brindisi you can quickly reach the picturesque Amalfi Coast.

Eurowings with new summer destinations from Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-ABFR (msn 4631) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946212.

Eurowings has just launched new routes in its summer timetable to further expand its services for travellers from southern Germany. The new destination from Stuttgart is Ohrid in northern Macedonia. The route will be offered on Mondays and Fridays from 21 June to September. The city of Ohrid captivates with its picturesque old town, many churches, monasteries and mosques and is situated on Lake Ohrid: the million-year-old water is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

New from Stuttgart to Tirana on Thursdays. From 25 July to the end of September, Eurowings flies to the capital of Albania, which is highly appreciated by tourists because of its colourful old town. Tirana is not far from the Adriatic Sea on the river Tirana and is the cultural centre of the young democracy of Albania. Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy – and can now be reached directly from Stuttgart from 27 July on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with Eurowings. The city in Tuscany is known above all for its numerous masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture.

New in the Stuttgart flight schedule for the first time is Timișoara in Romania. The city, located in the west of the country, is flown to on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Timișoara is particularly known for its secession architecture. On the central square, Piața Victoriei, there are numerous baroque buildings as well as the Cathedral of the Three Hierarchs (Catedrala Mitropolitană) with its mosaic bricks and the icon gallery.

With its extensive Croatia program, Eurowings is one of the most important airlines on the Adriatic, and now Nuremberg is also moving closer to the Dalmatian coast: Eurowings is launching a new route to Split from Nuremberg – it is on Thursdays and Sundays in its flight schedule.

From Munich, Eurowings is once again adding a classic to its flight schedule: This year, the port city Bastia in the northeast of Corsica will be served again every Saturday. The French island is characterised by its mountainous landscape and the mixture of elegant coastal towns, dense forests and jagged peaks. Although Corsica has been part of France since 1768, it still retains a characteristic Italian culture.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-ABFR (msn 4631) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946212.

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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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