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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.

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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:

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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.

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.