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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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Eurowings launches new routes in its 2019 summer flight schedule

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Eurowings is releasing the first part of the summer flight schedule 2019 for booking, offering passengers many new routes. From Dusseldorf in particular, new connections complete the portfolio of Eurowings’ largest base, including two flights to the USA: Newark and Las Vegas.

German domestic flights too will be optimized in the summer flight schedule 2019.

The new flights from Dusseldorf are a particular highlight of the upcoming summer flight schedule. Passengers flying from the state capital will have the choice of another destinations worldwide.

The Eurowings’ long-haul offering is continuing its consistent expansion in Düsseldorf.

Starting on July 3, 2019, an Airbus A330 or A340 long-haul jet will fly to the gambling city of Las Vegas in the USA every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. With 40 million tourists a year, the city is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and will soon be accessible direct from the Rhine.

As of December this year, Newark International Airport will complete the airline’s intercontinental offering, supplementing the New York connections with six flights a week.

Passengers travelling from Dusseldorf can also look forward to Caribbean destinations in the coming summer with Cuba added to the route portfolio. Eurowings will fly to Varadero twice a week and to Havana once a week. 

Asian fans will also get their money’s worth with flights to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, leaving three times a week.  

Other new destinations available from Dusseldorf are Bologna, Florence and Genoa in Italy. While Bologna is on the flight schedule every day, flights to Florence will depart four times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays – just perfect for a long weekend. Genoa completes the Italian programme with a weekly connection.

Passengers in Dusseldorf will also be pleased to see a rise in the number of flights on existing routes. Zurich, for example, will see an increase to up to seven daily flights. And in summer 2019, flights to Copenhagen will also be expanded to two a day on weekdays. The Düsseldorf – Vienna route will be augmented with ten weekly connections.

The flight frequency of Eurowings long-haul from Dusseldorf will also increase: Miami will be supplemented with two further flights, appearing on the flight schedule five times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Fort Myers will continue to be served by three flights a week and New York by seven flights a week.

Further changes in the summer flight schedule 2019 affect domestic German air traffic: Eurowings is optimizing domestic flights with better customer-tailored flight times. This includes routes such as Cologne – Berlin, up to 15 times a day starting at €18.99, Stuttgart – Berlin Tegel, also starting at €18.99, and Düsseldorf – Berlin Tegel, starting at €29.99.

There will also be an increase in the number of flights on routes such as Hamburg – Stuttgart (up to eleven additional flights per week), Hamburg – Düsseldorf (up to ten additional flights per week) and Hamburg – Cologne (up to five additional flights per week).

From summer 2019, Eurowings passengers will be heading from Stuttgart to new shores in Sylt with flights to and from the Frisian island in the North Sea every Saturday.

And a new flight taking passengers to Brindisi in Italy is also being added in Hanover. Flights to the port city on the Adriatic will depart every Tuesday from May 7, 2019.

All other photos by Eurowings.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A330-203 D-AXGF (msn 616) (Las Vegas) CGN (Rainer Bexten). Image: 939080.

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Eurowings is expanding its flight program from Düsseldorf to New York

Eurowings Airbus A330-203 D-AXGC (msn 555) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938293.

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Fly to the city that never sleeps even more frequently from now on – with Eurowings from Düsseldorf.

As of December 1, 2018, the airline will be offering six flights per week to New York’s Newark Airport (EWR) in addition to its existing connections to JFK. Eurowings is taking over the connection which had previously been offered by Lufthansa, allowing passengers flying with Eurowings from the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia to choose between the two New York area airports for the first time.

The flights with an Airbus A330 to Newark (EWR) will take off from Düsseldorf every day except Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. with the flight number EW 1112 and land in Newark at 2:50 p.m. local time. The return flight will leave New York as flight number EW 1113 at 4:50 p.m. local time, arriving in Düsseldorf the next day at 6:05 a.m.

Eurowings is expanding its long-haul program at Düsseldorf’s airport with the additional flights to New York.

The 2018/19 winter flight schedule takes Eurowings passengers from DUS to New York, Fort Myers and Miami (USA), Cancun (Mexico), Punta Cana and Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Varadero and Havana (Cuba), Montego Bay (Jamaica) and Bangkok (Thailand).

Düsseldorf is already Eurowings’ biggest location. The Lufthansa subsidiary offers its passengers a bigger selection of routes here than at any other airport. The largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia has become the home base for 40 Eurowings aircraft, with more than 1,700 flights per week leaving for 95 destinations in Germany and around the world.

Fully-featured Business Class on all flights to NYC

All flights from Düsseldorf to New York and all other destinations in the US (Miami and Fort Myers, and Las Vegas as of Summer 2019) offer a BIZclass for the most discerning passengers – a fully-featured Business Class with “full-flat” seats: at the touch of a button, the comfortable seat transforms into a bed that is two meters long and completely horizontal (“full flat”). Eurowings is the only low-cost carrier to offer such a high-value product. Due to the high demand for a Business Class on the route to Newark, Eurowings is using an aircraft with a larger BIZclass on this route, making 30 BIZclass seats available to passengers instead of the previously offered 18.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Eurowings): Eurowings Airbus A330-203 D-AXGC (msn 555) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938293.

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