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Eurowings opens a new base in Prague

Eurowings is expanding its European network: With the opening of a new basis in Prague, the German airline is expanding its services in Central Europe and will initially station two Airbus A320 aircraft in the Czech capital from October 31, 2021.

In the summer of 2022, three aircraft will take off for Eurowings with Prague becoming the 10th Eurowings base in Europe.

Starting on October 31, 2021, Eurowings will fly from Prague to several European cities, including Barcelona, Milan, Athens, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and Birmingham.

Eurowings takes off to Malaga, Alicante and Catania from Dortmund

Germanwings' 2016 "Borussia Dortmund Mannschaftsairbus" (Team Airbus) logo jet

Eurowings made this announcement:

A triple premiere at Dortmund Airport: Germany’s leading holiday airline Eurowings took off on June 2 for the first time to the new destinations MalagaAlicante and Catania.

The flights are part of Eurowings’ significantly expanded range of attractive holiday destinations in the 2021 summer flight schedule and complement the existing Eurowings connections to the popular holiday island of Majorca and to Split.

Further first flights are scheduled for the coming days to NaplesHeraklion and Kavala. Eurowings will take off to the island of Rhodes on July 2. For the period of the North Rhine-Westphalia summer holidays, Eurowings is planning 280 departures from Dortmund with a capacity of more than 48,000 seats.

As part of its expanded summer program, Eurowings is now stationing a second aircraft in the Ruhr metropolis. In particular, the “BVB Mannschafts-Airbus” – a photo motif known throughout Europe due to its special black and yellow livery – will be a regular guest at its official home airport in the Ruhr region. Already the evening before, the “BVB Mannschafts-Airbus ” was welcomed with a water fountain by the airport fire brigade upon its arrival in Dortmund. The Airbus A320 with the registration “D-AIZR” took off full of holiday-hungry passengers to the new summer destination Alicante.

The Eurowings summer destinations 2021 at a glance

Dortmund-Munich up to 11 times a week

Dortmund-Split up to twice a week

Dortmund-Majorca up to 16 times weekly

Dortmund-Alicante up to twice weekly

Dortmund-Malaga up to twice weekly

Dortmund-Catania up to three times weekly

Dortmund-Naples up to twice weekly

Dortmund-Heraklion up to three times a week

Dortmund-Kavala up to twice weekly

Dortmund-Rhodes twice weekly

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZR (msn 5525) (BVB 09 – Mannschaftsairbus) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 934497.

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Lufthansa Group offers seven additional long-haul tourist connections from Frankfurt and Munich

The Lufthansa Group now already offers exciting vacation destinations on long-haul tourist routes for summer 2022. In addition to four more routes from Frankfurt, the Munich hub will again be integrated more strongly into the Lufthansa Group’s long-haul tourist offering.

  • Directly from Munich to Punta Cana, Cancún and Las Vegas
  • Four additional destinations from Frankfurt: Fort Myers, Panama City, Salt Lake City and Kilimanjaro
  • All destinations for summer 2022 bookable as of May 26

From March 2022, flights will once again depart from Munich to the sunny destinations of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Cancún in Mexico. Each destination will be served twice a week. Moreover, there will be two flights per week from the Bavarian capital to Las Vegas in the United States.

Departing from Frankfurt, travelers can look forward to four dream destinations. Back on the flight schedule: Starting in March 2022, the Lufthansa Group will offer three flights a week to Fort Myers in the sunny state of Florida as well as to Panama City in Central America. In addition, Salt Lake City in the western United States will be on the flight schedule for the first time starting in May 2022 – with three flights per week. The Lufthansa Group is also expanding its services to East Africa and will be flying from Frankfurt to Kilimanjaro twice a week for the first time from June 2022. This summer, the flight schedule already includes Mombasa (Kenya) with onward flights to the dream island of Zanzibar (Tanzania).

The flights will initially be published with Lufthansa flight numbers next week (May 26) and will be bookable via lufthansa.com. They will be operated by Eurowings Discover in summer 2022. The new Lufthansa Group airline is specialized in tourist travel from the Frankfurt and Munich hubs.

Dortmund becomes the official home airport of the “BVB Mannschafts-Airbus“

Germanwings' 2016 "Borussia Dortmund Mannschaftsairbus" (Team Airbus) logo jet

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Eurowings is strengthening Dortmund: In the 2021 summer flight schedule, the Lufthansa subsidiary is significantly expanding its services and offering travelers from Dortmund six additional attractive holiday destinations in Spain, Italy and Greece. The new tourist destinations Alicante, Malaga, Catania, Naples, Heraklion and Kavala complement the existing connections that Eurowings already successfully operates to Lufthansa’s hub in Munich as well as to Split and Mallorca. Eurowings has expanded its connections to the popular Balearic island in particular.

“BVB Mannschafts-Airbus“ regular guest in Dortmund

To serve the expanded summer program, Eurowings will station a second aircraft in the Ruhr metropolis from June 2021. In this context, the “BVB Mannschafts-Airbus” –  a photo motif known throughout Europe due to its special black and yellow livery – will also be a regular guest in Dortmund in the future and take off from its home airport in the Ruhr region. This means that BVB fans from the Ruhr region will have the opportunity to meet “their plane” even more often than in the past.

“Dortmund is not only the home of our partner Borussia Dortmund, it is also where the roots of Eurowings lie,” said Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof. “That’s why we feel a particularly close bond with this aviation location and are expanding our flight offerings with all due caution. In doing so, we are strictly adhering to our industry-leading hygiene concept. Together with all Dortmund residents, we are pleased that the BVB Mannschafts-Airbus can now take off from here more frequently.”

Free middle seat bookable on all Eurowings flights from Dortmund

As on all Eurowings flights, passengers can reserve a free middle seat also from Dortmund in advance for as little as 10 euros and book it online at eurowings.com. The free middle seat can also be booked subsequently via the call center or even shortly before departure at the check-in counter. A reservation is possible as long as there are still enough seats available on the booked flight. If a passenger opts for the offer, the free seat is blocked with the booking and thus guaranteed not to be allocated elsewhere.

The 2021 summer destinations from Dortmund at a glance

Germany
Dortmund-Munich up to 11 times a week

Croatia
Dortmund-Split up to twice a week

Spain
Dortmund-Mallorca up to 16 times a week
NEW from June 2: Dortmund-Alicante up to twice a week
NEW from June 2: Dortmund-Malaga up to twice a week

Italy
NEW from June 2: Dortmund-Catania up to three times a week
NEW from June 4: Dortmund-Neapel up to twice a week

Greece
NEW from June 1: Dortmund-Heraklion up to three times a week
NEW from June 3: Dortmund-Kavala up to twice a week

In other news, Eurowings has integrated health data collection into the digital travel chain:

Available immediately on all Eurowings flights from Germany to Spain: Eurowings is integrating a new offer for particularly flexible, time-saving and safe travel in times of Corona. Passengers flying from Germany to Spain can now use the new health data solution “myHealth Docs” to conveniently check with just a few clicks whether they have all the necessary entry documents for their upcoming flight – such as an online registration as well as a negative Corona test.

The digital solution “myHealth Docs” was already successfully tested by many passengers on an Eurowings flight from Cologne/Bonn to Palma de Mallorca over the Easter weekend. In a further step, the airline has now extended the new service to all flights from Germany to Spain – additional flight connections as well as functions, such as uploading negative test results, are being planned.

Usage of the newly integrated “myHealth Docs” health data solution

To use the new service, Eurowings passengers check in for their flight as usual via the Eurowings customer app. In a next step, they can use the newly integrated solution “myHealth Docs” to fill out a digital health self-disclosure, which is required for entry in times of pandemic. This includes, for example, answering a couple of health questions, confirming the existence of the online registration for Spain as well as the existence of a negative Corona test. Based on this data, the digital boarding pass is automatically generated – with the additional note that all mandatory entry documents are complete.

Considerable time saving and reduction of physical contacts

By using “myHealth Docs”, passengers benefit from considerable time savings as they can easily see at a glance which documents are required: Thus, all passengers are well prepared for their flight, which in turn saves time at the check-in. Moreover, within the framework of the Lufthansa Group’s leading hygiene concept, this ensures that physical contacts at the airport are reduced to a minimum.

With the integration of “myHealth Docs” into the Eurowings customer app, Eurowings takes a further step in the digitalization of required entry documents, thus facilitating travel in times of pandemic.

Eurowings hygiene concept

The obligation to wear a protective medical mask continues to apply on Lufthansa Group flights to and from Germany. Passengers are obliged to wear either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask with the KN95/N95 standard during boarding, the flight and when leaving the aircraft. An exemption from this obligation to wear a mouth-nose mask during the flight is only possible for medical reasons if the medical certificate is issued on a form provided by the Lufthansa Group and a negative Covid19 test is available that is not older than 48 hours at the scheduled start of the journey.

In principle, infection on board is very unlikely. All aircraft of the Lufthansa Group are equipped with the highest-quality air filters, which ensure an air quality similar to that in an operating room. In addition, the air circulates vertically – instead of being distributed throughout the cabin – and is thus completely exchanged every two to three minutes. Furthermore, all Eurowings customers benefit from automatically included Corona travel protection when they choose a travel insurance policy of their choice with the airline.

Finally, Eurowings is planning to fly to Russia and Georgia for the first time:

Starting in summer with Eurowings nonstop to Russia and Georgia: the airline launches three new direct connections starting in July, flying its passengers from Düsseldorf to Russia for the first time – to Ekaterinburg and Krasnodar in Southern Russia – as well as to the Georgian capital Tbilisi.

The flights expand the range in the “Visit Friends and Relatives” segment, in which the Lufthansa subsidiary already offers numerous flights to Greece, Croatia, Algeria and Turkey, for example. Most recently, connections to Beirut in Lebanon and Erbil in northern Iraq were added to the Eurowings program in December. Eurowings is the leader in this market segment and is increasingly expanding its position in response to growing demand. As a result, even more travelers benefit from direct connections to their home countries.

The new routes will be operated by an Airbus A320.

Eurowings flights to Russia

From Düsseldorf to Krasnodar

From July 19, passengers will fly directly from Düsseldorf to Krasnodar in Southern Russia. Flights will be operated on Mondays and Fridays, each followed by a return flight

Monday: DUS – KRR, 11:45 a.m. – 4:55 p.m.; KRR – DUS, 6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: DUS – KRR, 07.15 a.m. – 12.25 p.m.; KRR – DUS, 13.45 p.m. – 17.00 p.m.

From Düsseldorf to Ekaterinburg

Starting July 24, Eurowings takes it passengers from Düsseldorf to Ekaterinburg every Saturday morning. The return flight leaves in the afternoon of the same day, touching down in Düsseldorf in the evening.

Saturday: DUS – SVX, 11:10 a.m. – 6:50 p.m.; SVX – DUS, 7:40 p.m. – 9:55 p.m.

Flights to Georgia

From Düsseldorf to Tbilisi

Starting July 21, Eurowings will connect Düsseldorf with the Georgian capital Tbilisi. On Wednesdays and Sundays, an Airbus A320 will take off from the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia to Georgia. Return flights to Düsseldorf are also offered on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Wednesday: DUS – TBS, 11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; TBS – DUS, 6:50 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: DUS – TBS, 07.15 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.; TBS – DUS, 2.20 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

All flight times are local times.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZR (msn 5525) (BVB 09 – Mannschaftsairbus) LHR (SPA). Image: 941520.

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Eurowings flies to Russia and Georgia for the first time

Eurowings issued this statement:

Starting in summer with Eurowings nonstop to Russia and Georgia: the airline launches three new direct connections starting in July, flying its passengers from Düsseldorf to Russia for the first time – to Ekaterinburg (above) and Krasnodar in Southern Russia – as well as to the Georgian capital Tbilisi.

The flights expand the range in the “Visit Friends and Relatives” segment, in which the Lufthansa subsidiary already offers numerous flights to Greece, Croatia, Algeria and Turkey, for example. Most recently, connections to Beirut in Lebanon and Erbil in northern Iraq were added to the Eurowings program in December. Eurowings is the leader in this market segment and is increasingly expanding its position in response to growing demand. As a result, even more travelers benefit from direct connections to their home countries.

The new routes will be operated by an Airbus A320.

Special 2021 livery to salute Eurowing's employees during COVID-19

Above Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZS (msn 5557) (The World’s Greatest Team) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 953364.

Eurowings flights to Russia

From Düsseldorf to Krasnodar

From July 19, passengers will fly directly from Düsseldorf to Krasnodar in Southern Russia. Flights will be operated on Mondays and Fridays, each followed by a return flight

Monday: DUS – KRR, 11:45 a.m. – 4:55 p.m.; KRR – DUS, 6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: DUS – KRR, 07.15 a.m. – 12.25 p.m.; KRR – DUS, 13.45 p.m. – 17.00 p.m.

From Düsseldorf to Ekaterinburg

Starting July 24, Eurowings takes it passengers from Düsseldorf to Ekaterinburg every Saturday morning. The return flight leaves in the afternoon of the same day, touching down in Düsseldorf in the evening.

Saturday: DUS – SVX, 11:10 a.m. – 6:50 p.m.; SVX – DUS, 7:40 p.m. – 9:55 p.m.

Flights to Georgia

From Düsseldorf to Tbilisi

Starting July 21, Eurowings will connect Düsseldorf with the Georgian capital Tbilisi. On Wednesdays and Sundays, an Airbus A320 will take off from the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia to Georgia. Return flights to Düsseldorf are also offered on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Wednesday: DUS – TBS, 11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; TBS – DUS, 6:50 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: DUS – TBS, 07.15 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.; TBS – DUS, 2.20 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

All flight times are local times.

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Lufthansa doubles number of flights for Easter travel season

Lufthansa has made this announcement:

Lufthansa is reporting an increase in bookings for the upcoming Easter travel season.  For the last two weeks, up to 80 percent more bookings were received for Mallorca, 20 percent more bookings for the Canary Islands, as well as 50 percent for Mexico. The lifting of travel restrictions to Mallorca by the Federal Government of Germany will further strengthen this trend. The airline is responding to the increased demand and has almost doubled the number of offered flights.

In total, Lufthansa will be offering around 1,200 European flights from March to April. That is around 200 percent more connections from Munich and around 50 percent more from Frankfurt compared with the current week.

Destinations in Spain are particularly in demand. That is why the airline is flying to almost every Canary Island for the first time. Capacities from Munich to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura will even be doubled for Easter, and from Frankfurt, capacities to Gran Canaria and Tenerife will be increased by 50 percent.

“Die Maus” (The Mouse) on D-AIRY”:


Mallorca is currently in particularly high demand among vacationers. Lufthansa has responded by significantly increasing the number of flights to Mallorca: instead of two weekly flights from Munich, there will now be up to eleven weekly connections, and from Frankfurt, instead of six weekly flights, there will now be up to 20 weekly connections during the Easter travel season.


In addition, Eurowings is currently successively expanding its frequencies to Mallorca: The airline is planning up to 325 weekly flights from 24 airports in Germany and the UK to Palma de Mallorca.

In addition, in Spain, the cities of Valencia and Málaga are usually  heavily booked by all sun-seekers over Easter.

In the case of overseas flights, Cancun in Mexico and San José in Costa Rica from Frankfurt are particularly in demand. Cancun can now be reached daily, San José five times a week.

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Berlin to become a new Eurowings base

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Eurowings is stepping up its commitment in Berlin and will open a new base at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) on April 1, 2021. Eurowings had already emphasized the importance of the capital at the launch of the new airport in October 2020 and announced its intention to strengthen its position in Berlin. Now the airline is stationing three of its Airbus A320 aircraft at the new BER – just in time for the start of the world’s largest travel trade show, ITB.

For decades, the Lufthansa Group has reliably connected Berlin with Europe’s most important metropolises as well as long-haul destinations via Lufthansa’s major hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. In the meantime, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group have significantly expanded their market leadership at BER. With the opening of its base, Eurowings is also reacting to the withdrawal of international competitors who have largely left the German market in the wake of the crisis: “Others are leaving, we are staying here,” said Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof. Since the capital’s airport opened in October 2020, Eurowings has already taken off from Berlin more than 1,000 times. In February 2021, every third BER departure was a Eurowings flight.

Bischof describes BER and Eurowings as a “perfect match”: “Berlin is and will remain an absolute tourist magnet and one of the most exciting metropolises in Europe, both culturally and historically. So, it’s only logical that we, as Germany’s No. 1 tourist airline, expand our presence in the capital by opening our own base. We are very pleased to soon be able to fly residents of Berlin and Brandenburg to their well-deserved vacation after the end of the lockdown.”

Many Berlin pilots and flight attendants return to the capital city

Stationing own aircraft and corresponding Eurowings crews will create more than a hundred direct jobs for Berlin – and thus also the opportunity for many (ex-)Berliners to return home. Many pilots and flight attendants had to leave the capital in recent years in the wake of airline insolvencies or the withdrawal of a number of airlines.

“I’m glad to finally be back home, close to family and friends, thanks to the redeployment to BER. At the same time, I’m relieved not to have to commute to Stuttgart anymore,” says a delighted André Wetzel, flight attendant at Eurowings.

With the opening of the Berlin base in April, Eurowings will once again connect the capital with Cologne, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart up to three times a day – on many days even more frequently. The airline is focusing in particular on off-peak times, which are popular with travelers. As Germany’s largest vacation airline, Eurowings also has the most popular vacation destinations to Mallorca, the Canary Islands, Greece, Austria, Corsica, Croatia and Egypt in its program. The BER program in the summer flight schedule is supplemented by flights in the growing segment of family and home visits, for example to Beirut in Lebanon.

Aircraft operated by Eurowings will be positioned preferentially at Pier North of the new Capital Airport. Passengers thus benefit from short distances, boarding without bus transfers and a direct building connection to the Lufthansa lounge.

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Eurowings enters the UK leisure market, will fly from Palma de Mallorca to Manchester and Birmingham

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Dreariness in Germany, holiday fever in the UK:

Eurowings is entering the British travel market in response to the surge in demand for flights between the UK and Mallorca. Germany’s number one holiday airline has an international base on Majorca and, for the first time in its history, will connect Manchester and Birmingham with Europe’s most popular Mediterranean island from the end of May. Entering the British travel market, Eurowings will initially fly holiday travelers twice a week from Birmingham as well as from Manchester to Mallorca and back. A further expansion of UK flights by Eurowings will be considered in the coming weeks.

Eurowings is offering services to customers in Great Britain since a run on holiday travel has already begun there. As soon as the date for the end of the corona shutdown was set, many Britons immediately secured flights to Southern Europe, mainly to Mallorca. Immediately after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech on opening steps, holiday bookings by travel agents rose in some cases by more than 600 percent compared to the prior week. Almost at the same time, Mallorca announced steps for opening restaurants and bars after recording significantly lower Coronavirus figures than before.

Eurowings is by far the largest provider of air travel between Mallorca and Germany – the flights are also known as the “Palma Shuttle”. The holiday airline of the Lufthansa Group will connect the Balearic island with 22 airports alone in summer 2021 from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. By adding Birmingham and Manchester, Eurowings will increase the number of Mallorca connections to 24 airports.

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Photo of the Day: Eurowings thanks its employees with a special logo jet

Eurowings is thanking its employees for weathering the “COVID storm” that has severely impacted air travel around the world, especially leisure travel in Europe.

The pictured Airbus A320 D-AIZS has been rolled out of the paint shop at Southend with the extra titles (German on the left side, English on the right side) of “Fuelled by the World’s Greatest Team”, in recognition and appreciation for their work in 2020 regarding COVID.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton.

As a thank you for 2020: Eurowings “gives” its staff their own aircraft

Eurowings has made this announcement:

The probably biggest Christmas present in the country is almost 40 metres long, twelve metres high and can fly at 870 kilometers per hour. The airline Eurowings surprises its 2,300 employees at the end of the year with a very distinct gift as a sign of recognition and appreciation for their commitment in the crisis year 2020: it dedicates a specially painted Airbus A320 from its current fleet to the staff and symbolically thanks the “best team in the world” in this way.

For the eulogy, Eurowings lets the Airbus A320 with the registration D-AIZS speak for itself: “Fuelled by?” is written in huge letters on the fuselage of the aircraft – and underneath: “The world’s greatest team.” The German airline is thus sending a widely visible signal for team play in time of crisis in two languages – German on one side and English on the other.

Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof: “Hardly any other industry has been hit as hard by the pandemic as aviation and tourism. Whether flight attendants, pilots or staff on the ground – they have all been unable to do their jobs as usual for months. The fact that Eurowings guests were able to take off at all this year is owed to the passionate commitment and high flexibility of all our employees. A remarkable team spirit drives us at Eurowings repeatedly and makes us stand up for each other in difficult times. That is why we are saying thank you in an extraordinary way in a likewise extraordinary year: with a team airplane for the entire staff.”

“Team Airplane” to be launched in the first quarter of 2021

The “Eurowings Team Airplane” will receive its special bilingual varnish during a regular maintenance stay in the first quarter of 2021 and will then be stationed on a rolling basis at the Eurowings bases in Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mallorca, Vienna, Salzburg and Pristina.

Eurowings is thus the first German airline to dedicate an aircraft from its fleet with an exclusive design to its own employees. Special lacquering such as the black and yellow “Team Airbus” of the cooperation partner Borussia Dortmund or the “Europa-Park Plane” have been among the most popular photo motifs at Europe’s airports for years.

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