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Eurowings Discover starts its summer schedule, now flies to Victoria Falls

Eurowings Discover Airbus A330-203 D-AXGF (msn 616) FRA (Rainer Bexten). Image: 955382.

Eurowings Discover has made this announcement:

With the start of the summer flight schedule last Sunday, March 27, Eurowings Discover has added a number of attractive leisure destinations to its flight schedule.

For the first time, the young leisure airline also took off this week from its Munich hub to three long-haul destinations: Las Vegas, Punta Cana and Cancún. From now on, travelers can look forward to two weekly flights to each of these three dream destinations.

From Frankfurt, the young Lufthansa Group airline will fly to Panama City for the first time. The nonstop flight is offered three times a week from Frankfurt – all year round. This makes Eurowings Discover the only airline to offer a year-round direct connection between Germany and Panama City.

Two flights took off on Monday, March 28, bound for North America, to Las Vegas in the state of Nevada and to Fort Myers in Florida. From now on, there will be four flights a week from Frankfurt to Las Vegas, and three flights a week to Fort Myers all year round. Eurowings Discover offers the only direct connection between Germany and Fort Myers.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is another very special destination in the flight schedule from Frankfurt. Three flights a week will fly passengers to Victoria Falls until mid-November, with a short stopover in Windhoek, Namibia. Eurowings Discover is the first European airline ever to offer direct flights to Victoria Falls.

In the course of this summer, more long-haul flights from Frankfurt will be added to the flight plan, including Malé (April 23), Calgary (May 23), Salt Lake City (May 23), Kilimanjaro (June 6), Halifax (June 13) and Anchorage (June 13). The airline is also expanding its short- and medium-haul program to North Africa, the Canary Islands, the Greek islands, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Turkey.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Discover Airbus A330-203 D-AXGF (msn 616) FRA (Rainer Bexten). Image: 955382.

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QANTAS will convert two of its Airbus A330 passenger aircraft into freighters

QANTAS Airways Airbus A330-203 VH-EBI (msn 898) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 956063.

QANTAS Airways made this announcement:

Qantas will convert two of its Airbus A330 passenger aircraft into freighters to support the significant shift towards consumers shopping online.

One of the converted widebody freighters will be used in Qantas Freight’s international network, while the other will be a new addition to the dedicated fleet that serves Australia Post’s domestic parcel and mail business.

In addition, Qantas Freight will receive its third Airbus A321P2F freighter this week, which will also operate for Australia Post. The narrow body aircraft previously operated passenger services for Jetstar. The freighter will provide additional capacity ahead of what’s expected to be the busiest Christmas period ever for air cargo.

The seat capacity of the two A330s will be replaced by more efficient scheduling on the Qantas passenger network.

Qantas will also take delivery of three new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners during 2022.

The aircraft will be converted by EFW, a joint venture between Airbus and ST Engineering. Conversion work will include removing seats, replacing the existing cabin door with a larger door and the installation of a cargo handling system.

The first A330 aircraft, which will be utilized by Australia Post, will start its conversion in August 2022 and is expected to start operating in mid-2023 with the second to start operating in late 2023.

“The two A321PTF aircraft already in the skies, and the third taking off this month, provide our network with critical additional capacity and flexibility, while also improving the sustainability of our air freight operations, as they can carry twice as many parcels and require less fuel per kilo of mail and parcels uplifted.

Top Copyright photo: QANTAS Airways Airbus A330-203 VH-EBI (msn 898) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 956063.

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Finnair and Turkish Airlines launch code shares

Delivered on December 13, 2018

Finnair and Turkish Airlines today announced a codeshare agreement that brings more choice to the airline’s customers. Starting September 29, the Finnair AY code will be added to Turkish Airlines route between Helsinki and Istanbul, and from Istanbul to Athens, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Amman, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, Antalya and Gazipasa.  Respectively, the Turkish Airlines TK code will be added to the following routes from Finnair’s Helsinki hub: Kuopio, Vaasa, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Vilnius, Antalya and Gazipasa.

2021 special scheme for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Games, Team Türkiye

Turkish Airlines flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, and currently operates to more than 300 international passenger and cargo destinations in total, in 127 countries.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWM (msn 264) LHR (SPA). Image: 945935.

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Above Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-203 TC-JNB (msn 704) (Team Türkiye) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 954480.

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Eurowings Discover launches operations

New leisure carrier of the Lufthansa Group

Eurowings Discover (Frankfurt) received its AOC on June 16, 2021.

Today (July 24) the new airline commenced operations. The first flight flew from Frankfurt (below) to Mombasa and on to Zanzibar.

Lufthansa Group issued this statement and photos:

This evening (July 24), Lufthansa Group’s newest airline Eurowings Discover left its parking position at Frankfurt Airport, departing on its inaugural flight (4Y134). Operated by an Airbus A330-200, passengers will be traveling from Frankfurt to Mombasa and, after a stopover of about one hour, continue onward to Zanzibar.

Eurowings Discover is the only European airline currently offering direct flights to Mombasa. The captain on the inaugural flight is Wolfgang Raebiger, who is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurowings Discover.

The Lufthansa Group’s new leisure airline has been granted its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the German Federal Aviation Authority on June 16 this year and will be commencing flight operations this summer as planned under the airline’s own flight code “4Y”.

High-quality product with many services included

For the first time ever, guests on board flight 4Y134 will have the opportunity to test the product and service of Eurowings Discover. The aircraft has a total of 270 seats, 22 of which are in Business Class (lie-flat seats). Over the next few months, all Eurowings Discover aircraft will gradually become equipped with up to 31 Premium Economy Class seats.

In all three classes, guests can look forward to a special, high-quality travel experience with all meals and non-alcoholic beverages included in the price. In Business Class, all beverages will be offered free of charge, while in the Premium Economy Class there will also be a complimentary selection of beer and wine. There is also a variety of Buy-on-Board offers from which travelers in Economy Class and Premium Economy Class can select additional snacks and alcoholic beverages.

Next to the culinary experience, Eurowings Discover also provides excellent entertainment onboard the flight to your vacation – completely free of charge in all classes. With their own screens, travelers can choose from over 50 movies, 80 TV programs, and numerous sound tracks. Another special feature on board Eurowings Discover: guests can quickly and easily connect to the Onboard-Cloud via their own device to receive an extended entertainment offer with a wide selection of magazines and over 50 cutting-edge games, gaming streams as well as an integrated gaming platform.

Further expansion of the flight schedule starting in August

In addition to the sunny destinations Mombasa and Zanzibar, Eurowings Discover will be flying to Punta Cana from August 9 and to Windhoek from August 10. On September 30, the airline will start operating from Frankfurt to Las Vegas and from October 1 to the dream island of Mauritius. Bridgetown (November 1), Cancún (November 1), Varadero (November 2) and Montego Bay (November 3) will also be added in the winter flight schedule.

The airline will also add attractive medium-haul routes to its portfolio starting in November 2021, with flights from Frankfurt to the Canary Islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife, as well as to Hurghada and Marsa Alam in Egypt, and Marrakech in Morocco. From summer 2022 onwards, Eurowings Discover will also be operating short-, medium- and long-haul flights out of the Munich hub.

About Eurowings Discover

Eurowings Discover is the new leisure airline of the Lufthansa Group. Operating out of Frankfurt, this new carrier takes travelers to the world’s most beautiful short, medium and long haul destinations. The mission of Eurowings Discover is to tailor the travel experience to the guests’ individual needs and to make the flight a special experience. As part of the Lufthansa network, travelers can benefit from direct connections and seamless transfers to and from all German and European Lufthansa destinations, as well as an end-to-end booking process. With matched offers from SWISS and Edelweiss, the Lufthansa Group has successfully operated this combined business model at the Zurich hub for many years already. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the airline can draw on the expertise and experience of one of the world’s leading aviation companies.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Discover Airbus A330-203 D-AXGB (msn 684) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 954160.

Eurowings Discover is born, getting ready to start operations

New leisure carrier of the Lufthansa Group

Eurowings Discover is the new leisure carrier of the Lufthansa Group. The first Airbus A330-200 now has titles in the basic Eurowings livery (above).

Details for the new division:

EW Discover GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Starting in the summer of 2021, the new airline will fly its guests to the most beautiful vacation destinations as Eurowings Discover: to the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, to South Africa and North America.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Discover Airbus A330-203 D-AXGB (msn 684) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 954160.

Air France to serve close to 200 destinations this summer

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Air France has made this announcement:

In line with the gradual reopening of French borders and the lifting of certain travel restrictions, Air France teams at the airport and on board are fully mobilized to help customers reunite with their loved ones or reach their holiday destinations.

This summer, Air France plans to serve close to 200 destinations worldwide, including more than 110 destinations in France, Europe and North Africa.

On the short and medium-haul network, in addition to its usual schedule, this summer Air France will operate 81 seasonal routes including 23 new ones. More than 40 summer routes will be served on the domestic network, on departure from Paris and the French regions, notably to Corsica, with direct flights to the Mediterranean island offered from Paris, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Lyon, Pau, Rennes, Strasbourg and Nantes.

In Europe, this offer mainly concerns leisure destinations, such as Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, on departure from Paris and the French regions. Overall and compared with summer 2019, Air France will increase its capacity to Greece by almost 80%, and its capacity to Portugal by nearly 25%.

On long-haul routes, the removal of the essential reasons to travel to most French Caribbean destinations will allow us to increase capacity on these routes that are essential to ensuring territorial continuity. This summer, Air France will operate up to 3 daily flights to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Saint-Denis de la Réunion on departure from Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, facilitating connections with the entire Air France network.

In July and August 2021, the Air France flight schedule will represent 65% of the capacity offered during the same period in 2019, compared to 40% in May.

To support the increase in frequencies, the Air France maintenance teams are working hard to bring 10 medium-haul and 12 long-haul aircraft out of storage. In total, 181 Air France aircraft will be in operation this summer.


Flight schedule for July and August 2021 on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly to France, Europe, North Africa and the French Caribbean –

France Ajaccio,  Aurillac,  Bastia,  Biarritz,  Bordeaux,  Brest,  Brive,  Calvi,  Castres,  Clermont Ferrand,  Figari,  Lourdes/Tarbes,  Lyon,  Marseille,  Montpellier,  Nantes,  Nice,  Pau,  Perpignan,  Rennes,  Toulouse
Europe Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Basel/Mulhouse, Barcelona, Bari, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bucharest Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, Corfu (new), Cork, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Edinburg, Faro, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Helsinki (new),  Heraklion, Ibiza, Istanbul , Kiev, Krakow, Las Palmas (new), Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malaga, Malta (new), Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Mykonos, Naples, Newcastle, Nuremberg, Olbia, Oslo, Palermo, Palma De Mallorca, Pisa (new), Porto, Prague, Rhodes (new), Rome, Santorini, Seville, Sofia, Split, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg. Petersburg, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Thessaloniki, Turin, Valencia, Warsaw, Venice, Vienna, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zurich
North Africa Agadir (new), Algiers, Casablanca, Djerba, Monastir (new), Oran, Marrakech, Rabat, Tangier (new), Tunis
French Overseas Departments Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Papeete, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Denis de la Réunion, Saint-Martin

Top Copyright Photo: Air France Airbus A330-203 F-GZCF (msn 403) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 953531.

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GullivAir is operating to the Dominican Republic and the Maldives

GullivAir Airbus A330-203 LZ-ONE (msn 811) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 952983.

GullivAir recently started operating from Sofia to La Romana and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Male in the Maldives.

The new airline also hopes to fly to New York (JFK) and Toronto (Pearson) as well as Delhi.

Top Copyright Photo: GullivAir Airbus A330-203 LZ-ONE (msn 811) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 952983.

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Atlasglobal Airlines files for bankruptcy and halts all operations

AtlasGlobal Airlines (Turkey) Airbus A330-203 TC-AGL (msn 700) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 949067.

Atlasglobal Airlines has filed for bankruptcy and ceased all operations on February 12, 2020. The last flight was to Baghdad.

Previously on January 29, 2020 the airline announced it would be suspending operations again, until February 9, 2020.

On January 29, 2019, it was announced that the company returned their two Airbus A330-200s (top) to their lessors.

Atlasglobal was established on March 14, 2001 in Turkey, licensed to carry out “Passenger and Cargo Transportation on Unscheduled Flights, Domestic and International” and operated its first flight on June 1, 2001.

Atlasglobal began to operate domestic and international scheduled flights in 2004 with the aim of offering passengers international standards of quality and comfort on board.

Top Copyright Photo: AtlasGlobal Airlines (Turkey) Airbus A330-203 TC-AGL (msn 700) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 949067.

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Atlasglobal Airlines expands its relationship with Air Serbia

AtlasGlobal Airlines (Turkey) Airbus A330-203 TC-AGD (msn 819) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 946931.

Atlasglobal Airlines is expanding its codeshare relationship with Air Serbia. As a result, Atlasglobal has added five new destinations via Air Serbia.

The carrier is adding codeshare service to Prague, Berlin, Zurich, Sofia and Kiev.

Top Copyright Photo: AtlasGlobal Airlines (Turkey) Airbus A330-203 TC-AGD (msn 819) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 946931.

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