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Gdansk and Sofia are new destinations in Eurowings winter timetable 2019/2020

Eurowings has made this announcement:

New destinations in the Eurowings route network for the winter timetable 2019/2020: With the Polish city Gdansk as well as Sofia in Bulgaria, the airline is further expanding its eastern European program. From October 27, 2019, Eurowings will be flying to the airport of Gdansk four times a week from Düsseldorf. The route will be operated Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at a one-way price starting from €29.99.

The connection from Düsseldorf to Sofia will start on October 28, 2019. The route will be served three times a week – Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. From 27th of October, Eurowings will also be flying from Stuttgart Airport to the Bulgarian capital on Tuesdays and Sundays. Sofia is already available from €24.99 from both departure airports. All routes can already be booked at

Gdansk is also known as the “golden city” because of its amber deposits and is located on the Baltic coast of Poland. The colorful old town invites to explore. There are many historical buildings, monuments, the harbour area or the amber museum to discover.

The Bulgarian capital Sofia can be recognized by the golden domes, belonging to the famous Nevsky Cathedral, even from a wider distance. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Sofia impresses not only with its historical buildings, but also with its diverse nature.

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Eurowings to expand in Budapest

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Eurowings is increasing the number of its flights to Budapest: From April 2020, the point-to-point airline will fly up to three times a day from Stuttgart and up to two times a day from Hamburg to Hungary. Thus, Eurowings complements the already comprehensive service from Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf to the Hungarian capital. In spring, the airline flies from Hamburg to Budapest twice a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays instead of once a day. The service from Stuttgart will also be increased in the coming summer timetable from Monday to Thursday by one daily departure to a total of three connections.

The flight time from Stuttgart to Budapest takes one hour and 30 minutes. From Hamburg the flight takes only 15 minutes more. The route continues to be operated by an Airbus of the A320 family. With around 250 flights per week, the Lufthansa Group is further expanding its leading position on routes between Germany and Budapest.

Lufthansa Group will expand tourist-oriented long-haul program from Frankfurt and Munich in summer 2020

  • Eurowings strengthens long-haul program at Lufthansa hubs
  • North American campaign with connections to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Orlando, Anchorage, Seattle and Detroit 
  • New: Munich to Bangalore, strengthens Asia hub in Munich
  • Flights can be booked with Lufthansa and Eurowings as of 7 August 2019
  • Harry Hohmeister: “We are continuing to expand Lufthansa Group’s long-haul program together with Eurowings” 
  • Thorsten Dirks: “Combine the strengths of both airlines and position Lufthansa Group in the growing market for long-distance tourist travel”

Lufthansa Group is consistently continuing the expansion of its tourist-oriented long-haul program from its hubs in Munich and Frankfurt. Beginning with the 2020 summer flight schedule, leisure travelers in particular will benefit from attractive new destinations. The focus is on North American destinations – as of next summer, Lufthansa will be expanding its services to include Las Vegas, Phoenix, Anchorage, Seattle/Tacoma, Orlando, Detroit. In addition, Bangalore, a destination in Asia, is added to the timetable in Munich. The majority of the flights will operate in cooperation with Eurowings, which will be using a fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft with up to 270 seats. Eurowings will already be present at Germany’s largest hub in Frankfurt beginning with the 2019/2020 winter flight schedule that goes into effect in late October, offering flights to the popular holiday islands of Barbados and Mauritius as well as to Las Vegas and Windhoek. From Munich, Eurowings has been offering long-haul connections to selected tourist destinations since Summer 2018.

“Lufthansa Group is significantly increasing its commitment at the Munich hub and continuing its expansion to a hub for Asia with the addition of Bangalore. At the same time, Lufthansa Group is one of Europe’s largest providers of holiday travel. Demand in this area in particular is rising sharply. We will therefore be expanding our long-haul program from Munich and Frankfurt in cooperation with Eurowings in addition to the offers that have already been planned for Fall 2019. Lufthansa’s feeder flights and the Frankfurt and Munich hubs will make it even easier for our passengers to reach the most beautiful places in the world in future,” says Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chief Commercial Officer Network Airlines. Lufthansa will support the marketing of the new Eurowings long-haul destinations with its global sales strength and with high-quality service processes on the ground.

“With the new 2020 summer destinations from Munich and Frankfurt, we are demonstrating once more how we combine the strengths of the two airlines to the benefit of our customers: with a product range tailored to holidaymakers and families and with a fresh, modern, innovative on-board product from Eurowings – supported by Lufthansa’s marketing and sales power. This superb line-up allows us to position Lufthansa Group in the growing long-haul tourist market,” says Thorsten Dirks, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and CEO of Eurowings.

The new destinations from Munich in detail:

As of 1 June 2020, there will be flights to Seattle/Tacoma daily except Thursdays. The flight will depart from Munich at 3:30 p.m. and arrive at its destination at 4:55 p.m. local time. The return flight will take off in Seattle at 6:45 p.m. and land in Munich at 1:50p.m. the next day.

Another U.S. destination from Munich is Detroit. Beginning on 4 May 2020, Lufthansa will fly to the city in Michigan five times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The flight will depart at 12:40 p.m. and land at 3:45 p.m. local time. The return flight to Germany will take off at 5:35 p.m. local time, arriving in Munich at 7:45 a.m. the next morning.

As of 31 March 2020, Lufthansa will fly to the Indian metropolis of Bangalore five times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The flight will take off in Munich at 11:55 a.m. and land at 0:05 a.m. local time the following day. The return flight to Germany departs at 1:45 a.m. local time, arriving in Munich at 7:30 a.m.

All of these cities will be served from Munich for the first time with the state-of-the-art and efficient Airbus A350-900.

In addition to these flights, the Lufthansa Group will offer two additional U.S. destinations from Lufthansa’s Munich hub: Eurowings will fly to Las Vegas twice a week as of 6 April 2020, on Mondays and Fridays. Flights will depart from the Bavarian capital at 11:45 a.m. and land in Las Vegas at 2:40 p.m. local time. The return flight takes off from Las Vegas at 4:30 p.m. and arrives in Munich at 12:55 p.m. the next day. These summer connections supplement the year-round connections to the glittering metropolis offered by Lufthansa from Frankfurt three times a week.

Another U.S. destination from Munich is Orlando. As of 7 April 2020, Eurowings will fly an Airbus A330 to the city in the Sunshine State Florida three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Departure will be at 9:10 a.m. and the flight will land at 1:55 p.m. local time. The return flight to Germany departs at 3:45 p.m. local time, arriving in Munich at 7:20 a.m. the next morning.

The new destinations from Frankfurt in detail:

As of 29 April 2020, Eurowings will fly to Phoenix/Arizona from Germany’s largest hub five times a week – on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flight will take off from Frankfurt at 2:05 p.m. and arrive at its destination at 5:05 p.m. local time. The return flight will depart from Phoenix at 6:55 p.m. and arrive in Frankfurt at 3:05 p.m. the next day.

New in the 2020 summer timetable from Frankfurt: the city of Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska. Eurowings will fly there three times a week beginning on 1 June 2020 – on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The outbound flight takes off from Frankfurt at 10:30 a.m. and lands in Anchorage at 11:55 a.m. local time. The return flight leaves Alaska at 1:55 p.m. local time, landing in Frankfurt at 10:45 a.m. the next day.

In addition to these flights, the Windhoek and Las Vegas destinations that are already available in the 2019/2020 winter flight schedule will continue to be offered in the summer of 2020.

Eurowings operates to Ohrid this summer

Eurowings made this announcement:

On July 1, 2019 an Airbus A320 took off for the first time to Ohrid in the southwest of North Macedonia: The passengers departed punctually at 07.20 a.m. from Stuttgart Airport.

The connection to the popular tourist city is offered twice a week on Mondays and Fridays during the summer months. Departure from Stuttgart is early in the morning and the flight duration is estimated at about two hours.

Starting on July 17, 2019, Eurowings will be expanding its service to Ohrid with the addition of a new connection from Düsseldorf. On Wednesdays in the afternoon, the route in the direction of Eastern Europe will be served by an Airbus A319.

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. The old town is located directly on the waterside and invites you to take a walk along the lake promenade.

Photos: Eurowings and TAV Airports.

Lufthansa Group reverses course, Brussels Airlines will not now be integrated into Eurowings

"BIZ class on board"

Lufthansa Group is announcing major changes, especially those concerning the Eurowings brand. The plan to integrate Brussels Airlines into Eurowings has been a failure (several Brussels Airlines aircraft have been repainted into Eurowings colors and were operating under the Eurowings brand). Brussels Airlines will now stand alone under it own brand and will now be aligned with the other network airlines (Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian).

Here is the full announcement:

  • Eurowings to focus on short-haul services in future
  • Commercial responsibility for Eurowings long-haul services to be transferred to the Network Organization in future
  • Re-orientation of Brussels Airlines: closer alignment with Network Airlines; integration into Eurowings will not be further pursued
  • Change in dividend policy to enable shareholders to participate more in the Group’s success

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG is informing investors and analysts about the further development of its airline strategy. The planned actions should sustainably enhance Lufthansa Group’s value creation. A key element is a comprehensive set of measures to turn around Eurowings, which should be returned to profit as swiftly as possible and sustainably generate value for shareholders.

To enable shareholders to participate more substantially in the Group’s results, the current dividend policy shall be changed. In future, 20 to 40% of the Group’s net income should be regularly distributed to shareholders. In the medium term, the Group aims to raise its free cash flow to at least EUR 1 billion a year.

Various planned actions will be presented to analysts and investors today. These include:

  • Eurowings turnaround: a clear focus on short-haul point-to-point operations
  • Eurowings long-haul: transfer of commercial responsibility to the Network Organization
  • Eurowings flight operations: less complexity and higher productivity through a reduction to one AOC in Germany
  • Eurowings fleet: standardization on the Airbus A320 family
  • Eurowings costs: a 15% reduction in unit costs (CASK) by 2022
  • Brussels Airlines: no integration into Eurowings and closer alignment to the Network Airlines (further details in the third quarter of 2019)
  • Brussels Airlines: turnaround plan in the third quarter of 2019
  • Network Airlines: innovations in sales and distribution to make a structural growth contribution to raising unit revenues by 3% by 2022
  • Network Airlines: continuous 1 to 2% annual reduction of unit costs.

“With the airlines in our Group we are excellently positioned in our home markets, which are among the strongest in the world,” says Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. “Our Group’s service companies are also world leaders in their fields. We want to translate this market strength even more consistently into sustainable profitability and value creation. And it is to this end that we are presenting concrete actions today which will enhance our efficiency and generate value for our shareholders. Because we don’t just want to be Number One for our customers and our employees: we want to be the first choice for our shareholders, too.”

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (Brussels Airlines) Airbus A330-343 OO-SFL (msn 579) (BIZ class on board) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 946745.

Eurowings (Brussels Airlines) aircraft slide show:


Eurowings moves to Terminal 1 at Munich Airport today

Eurowings made this announcement:

From June 1, 2019: Instead of Terminal 2, departures and arrivals will be handled in Terminal 1 of Munich Airport from now on. Munich’s second-largest airline will be moving into its new location soon. Eurowings passengers benefit from short distances and can use all Eurowings service facilities easily and comfortably in one connected area.

In addition to domestic German flights, Eurowings particularly offers touristic destinations around the Mediterranean Sea. Terminal 1 at Munich Airport is well suited for this point-to-point traffic with its short distances from the short-stay parking zones or car park P1 to the check-in area and gates. Check-in for all departures is in Area A. Passengers can enjoy attractive catering and shopping facilities after passing through the security checkpoint.

For transferring passengers, a free shuttle service is available, which carries them every 10 minutes between the two terminals.

In other news, the first Eurowings-branded Airbus A320 (OO-SNN) arrives in Brussels on May 31 for operation by Brussels Airlines.