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Eurowings expands at Graz and Berlin

Eurowings is significantly expanding its presence at Graz Airport and will be expanding its range of attractive direct flight destinations in the summer of 2023.

With the new destinations Chania (Crete) and Larnaca, as well as Hurghada, Karpathos, Corfu, Kos and Rhodes, seven destinations in the popular holiday destinations Greece, Egypt and Cyprus are on the schedule. An expansion of capacity to Mallorca is in the planning stage.

In addition to the expansion towards the south, Eurowings is increasing its range of city connections to Germany: the Lufthansa subsidiary will connect Graz, the capital of Styria in Austria, with Berlin and Hamburg in the 2023 summer flight schedule. Together with the connections to Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, travellers from Graz will then be able to choose from up to 25 weekly flights to the German city destinations. Business travellers in particular will benefit from greater flexibility on their trip.

In the course of this expansion, Eurowings will also station an aircraft at Graz Airport, making Graz  the eleventh Eurowings base and part of the growth course of the leading value carrier.

Eurowings destinations in the coming summer flight schedule:

Destination Weekly freqencies Day of operation
Berlin                         new 5x MO, WED, THU, FR, SUN
Düsseldorf                 more frequently 8x MO – FR
Hamburg                   new 4x MO, THU, FR, SO
Stuttgart                    more frequently 8x MO – FR
Chania                      new 1x TUE
Hurghada                  new 2x WED + SUN
Karpathos                 new 1x TUE
Corfu                         new 1x FR
Kos                            new 2x MO + FR
Larnaca                     new 1x SAT
Palma de Mallorca    more frequently 2x (3x) THU + SUN
Rhodes                     neu 2x THU+ SA

In other news, Eurowings is completing its program for the coming summer with five more destionations from Berlin (BER).

From March 2023, the Lufthansa subsidiary will also connect Nice (France), Zakynthos (Greece), Ibiza (Spain), Porto (Portugal) and Graz (Austria) directly with the German capital. At the same time, Eurowings is increasing its connections to existing destinations: for example, the Germans’ most popular island – Majorca – will be served up to three times a day in future, for a total of around 20 times a week. There will also be more flights to Sweden: Eurowings will be flying to the capital Stockholm up to eleven times a week from the start of the summer flight schedule. Flights in the basic fare start from 39.99 euros. Only a few weeks ago, Eurowings announced significant growth at its base in the German capital. Six stationed aircraft will take travellers from BER to around 30 destinations throughout Europe – whether on holiday or to a business meeting. A fourth aircraft will strengthen Eurowings’ growth path at the capital’s airport as early as the current winter flight schedule 2022/23.

The complete Eurowings program in summer 2023 from BER:

Destinations in Northern Europe

  • Denmark: Copenhagen
  • Finland: Helsinki
  • Sweden: Gothenburg, Stockholm

Destinations in Central Europe

  • Germany: Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
  • Austria: Salzburg, Graz (NEW)

Destinations in Southern Europe

  • Greece: Heraklion, Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos (NEW)
  • Croatia: Dubrovnik, Rjieka, Split, Zadar
  • Spain: Alicante, Malaga, Majorca, Ibiza (NEW)
  • France: Bastia, Nice (NEW)
  • Portugal: Porto (NEW)
  • Turkey: Antalya
  • Cyprus: Larnaca

Destinations in the Family and Home Visits Portfolio

  • Lebanon: Beirut

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZS (msn 5557) (Fuelled by the World’s Greatest Team) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 959664.

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Eurowings doubles its operations at BER

Eurowings is significantly expanding its presence at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) and extending its range of attractive direct destinations.

With the start of the summer flight schedule from the end of March 2023, travelers will be able to choose from almost 30 destinations with Eurowings from the capital’s airport – twice as many as before. The new destinations that have already been determined include Malaga, Alicante, Antalya, Larnaca and Rhodes.

Further destinations from Berlin residents’ favorite vacation spots are currently being planned. In addition to the expansion towards the outh, Eurowings is strengthening its services to Northern Europe in particular:

The Lufthansa subsidiary will connect the German capital with Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Helsinki from March 2023. As part of this growth, Eurowings is increasing its base in the capital and will have six aircraft stationed at BER in the future. A fourth aircraft is already reinforcing Eurowings’ growth path at the capital’s airport in the current 2022/23 winter flight schedule.

With this significant expansion of its program, the Lufthansa Group airline is also responding to the withdrawal of international competitors, who have pulled out of the German market in the wake of the pandemic. Months ago, Eurowings had already emphasized the importance of the capital, announcing its intention to strengthen its position in Berlin.

Eurowings has the most popular vacation destinations in Mallorca, the Canary Islands, Greece, Croatia and Egypt in its program.

Within Germany, the airline is the market leader in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart. Accordingly, Berlin has high-frequency connections to Cologne, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart via Eurowings. Eurowings’ BER program is supplemented by flights in the growing segment of visiting family and home countries, for example to Beirut/Lebanon.

The Eurowings program in summer 2023 from BER:

Destinations in Northern Europe

  • Denmark: Copenhagen (NEW)
  • Finland: Helsinki (NEW)
  • Sweden: Gothenburg (NEW)

Destinations in Central Europe

  • Germany: Dusseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
  • Austria: Salzburg

Destinations in Southern Europe

  • Greece: Heraklion, Rhodes (NEW)
  • Croatia: Dubrovnik, Rjieka, Split, Zadar
  • Spain: Alicante (NEW), Malaga (NEW), Mallorca
  • Turkey: Antalya (NEW)
  • Cyprus: Larnaca (NEW)

Destinations in the portfolio of family and home-country visits

  • Lebanon: Beirut

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-216 D-ABZK (msn 3213) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 959406.

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Scoot returns to Berlin

Scoot resumed three-times-weekly nonstop flights between Singapore and Berlin on October 19,  2021, following Singapore’s expansion of its Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) arrangements.

Scoot also increase the frequency of its non-VTL Singapore-AthensBerlin return flights to four-times-weekly..

Customers on these flights will have to undergo prevailing Stay Home Notice measures when they arrive in Singapore. This will allow eligible vaccinated passengers to avoid the need for quarantine in Singapore, subject to them meeting regulatory requirements.

Scoot is also preparing to operate VTL flights to Seoul, South Korea, subject to regulatory approval. The commencement date will be announced in due course.

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Air France to start operating flights to the brand new Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt International Airport (BER)

Air France has made this announcement:

BER Airport receives operating permit

The Joint Aviation Authority of Berlin-Brandenburg (Gemeinsame Obere Luftfahrtbehörde Berlin-Brandenburg, LuBB) has presented Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) with permission to begin operations and the airport operating certificate for Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER). Both documents are necessary to operate a commercial airport in Germany and are, therefore, a requirement for opening BER.

Since July 2020, the airport company has successfully tested BER together with 9,000 volunteers as part of the internationally established and proven ORAT program. The training program will continue until October 15, 2020 with the aim of further refining procedures.

BER commissioning will begin with the opening of BER’s Terminal 1 on October 31, 2020. On this day, an easyJet aircraft and a Lufthansa aircraft will arrive at the same time and be the first to be received and handled at the new terminal’s Main Pier. On the morning of November 4, 2020, FBB will start operations on the southern runway with a Qatar Airways aircraft landing. BER’s new night-time flight restrictions will also apply starting on this day. The transfer from Tegel to BER will be complete with the last flight, operated by Air France, from Berlin-Tegel to Paris on  November 8, 2020.

The changing situation of Berlin’s airports

Berlin’s Tegel Airport (TXL) will close on November 8, 2020 as traffic shifts to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

BER is adjacent to Berlin Schönefeld Airport in Schönefeld.

Additionally on October 25, 2020, Schönefeld Airport will become Terminal 5 of BER. Although Terminal 1 of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport will be only be opening on 31st October 2020, the IATA code for the entire airport location will change with the start of the 2020/2021 winter flight schedule. SXF becomes BER.

It may be that passengers flying from Schönefeld in October take off from Schönefeld (SXF), but land at BER as the new code is applicable for all flights as of October 25 (last day of the holidays in Berlin-Brandenburg) going from or to the Schönefeld location. The code ‘BER’ is already in the booking systems of the airlines or stored on booking platforms and will be shown on booking confirmations and tickets. In practice that means: while the city code BER was previously used for all airports in the Berlin-Brandenburg airport location and travelers were able to search for flights from Schönefeld and/or Tegel, the code will be explicitly assigned to the Schönefeld location from October 25, 2020. The three-letter code SXF will disappear.

Map: Wikipedia.

Eurowings to fly between Berlin Tegel and Munich

"Hertz 100 - Since 1918" 2019 logo jet

Eurowings starting on May 1, 2019, will be flying from Berlin Tegel to Munich up to four times a day according to Flughafen Berlin Bradenburg.

The first Eurowings aircraft of the day will leave TXL for Munich at 7.00 a.m., the last will arrive in the capital at 9.55 p.m. The flight time is one hour and ten minutes.

Eurowings is thus increasing its range of flights from Berlin.

In the summer of 2019, the airline will fly to 19 destinations in eight countries, including Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-ABDU (msn 3516) (Hertz 100 – Since 1918) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945325.

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Primera Air announces new trans-Atlantic routes from Berlin

Primera Air has announced another new trans-Atlantic destinatination – Berlin.

Flights to New York (JFK), Boston and Toronto will start in June 2019.

New York (JFK) daily starting on June 7, 2019

Boston four days a week starting on June 9, 2019

Toronto (Pearson) three days a week starting on June 10, 2019

All flights will be operated with the new Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 aircraft.

Scoot arrives in Berlin Tegel

Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFJ (msn 37126) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 938983.

Scoot launched its inaugural flight to Berlin (Tegel) on June 20, the first of its four-times-weekly nonstop Singapore-Berlin services.

The capital city of Germany is Scoot’s third long-haul destination after Athens in Greece and Honolulu in the United States, both of which were launched last year.

Scoot’s flight TR734 departed Singapore Changi Airport at about 12.25 am local time and received a traditional water cannon salute upon arriving at Berlin Tegel Airport at approximately 7.20 am local time on June 20.

The aircraft, a widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliner named “Bo Jio”, had carried 311 customers – 95% full.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Scoot): Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFJ (msn 37126) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 938983.

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