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Lufthansa streamlines domestic departures at Munich with “racetracks”

Lufthansa Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZQ (msn 5497) FRA (Tony Storck). Image: 913168.

Lufthansa issued this statement:

Lufthansa will be offering a special long-term service on flights from Munich to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg, which will make long waits before take-off a thing of the past. On weekdays between 6 and 8:30 a.m. and between 4 and 6:30 p.m., there will be a dedicated access to security checks, with departure gates nearby and shorter boarding times on so-called “racetracks”. The key requirement is that passengers only have one item of hand luggage. “After a successful trial period, the results are clear: the time savings were very noticeable for our passengers. In a survey, the majority of passengers state that the start of their journey was much more comfortable and that they are spending less time waiting at the airport,” says Wilken Bormann, CEO Hub Munich.

The service at a glance

Fast lane thanks to a dedicated access to security checks
For all departures to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg, passengers at Terminal 2 have access to a dedicated security checkpoint. It is in operation on weekdays during the peak times between 6 and 8:30 a.m. and 4 and 6:30 p.m. and is open to Lufthansa passengers travelling with only one item of hand luggage. The signs pointing to the security checkpoint read “Smart Depart Fast Lane”.

Special departure gates
Get to the plane quickly after the security check: The location of the departure gates has also been optimized. They are at the center of Terminal 2 and are a short walk from the security checkpoint. The arrival gates at the destination airports are also close to the exits.

Shorter boarding times
Passengers travelling to the previously mentioned locations can arrive at the gate later: flights to the specified destinations have shorter boarding times. The times that are stated on the boarding pass apply.

Copyright Photo: Lufthansa Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZQ (msn 5497) FRA (Tony Storck). Image: 913168.

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The new Eurowings to fly to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Lufthansa Group (Frankfurt) has issued this statement about additional long-range routes for the new Eurowings:

The new Eurowings is further expanding its long-haul routes. Starting this winter, Eurowings customers will be able to fly to another attractive long-haul destination. The first flight from Cologne/Bonn to Puerto Plata in the Caribbean will take off on November 7, 2015. Flights will depart from Cologne/Bonn once a week, on Saturdays. The port city of Puerto Plata is situated on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic.

Eurowings is also increasing its number of flights to Dubai and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Due to strong demand, the new Eurowings will fly to Punta Cana three times a week from November 7, 2015. There will now also be three flights a week to Dubai from December 17, 2015.

The expansion means that the new Eurowings will now offer a total of six long-haul destinations in the winter season.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. The first aircraft to be repainted is Airbus A320-214 D-AIZQ (msn 5497).

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Eurowings outlines its first intercontinental routes, will be operated SunExpress Germany

Lufthansa Group (Frankfurt) details the first long-range routes for the new Eurowings:

The new Eurowings will fly from October 25, 2015 on its new intercontinental flights  from Cologne/Bonn Airport. The first flights will take off to the Caribbean, Dubai and Thailand.
The new Eurowings is building on the successful Germanwings concept, which is positioned as an innovative quality low-cost airline and “low-cost” brand in Germany and Europe.

The new routes will include Dubai, the Thai cities of Bangkok and Phuket, as well as the Caribbean destinations of Varadero, Cuba and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The new Eurowings routes will be flown by Airbus A330-200s. From the coming winter season onwards, the fleet will initially consist of two aircraft and will be expanded to a total of seven Airbus A330s.

SunExpress Deutschland (SunExpress Germany), a joint venture of Lufthansa (Frankfurt) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul), will operate the long-haul route aircraft on behalf of the new Eurowings with its own cockpit and cabin personnel.

Vienna has now been chosen as the first location outside of Germany as a new Eurowings base.

Initially two Airbus A320s will be put into operation on European routes in the first step of the expansion.

The fares will correspond to Germanwings’ popular “fly à la carte” principle, which was successfully introduced in 2013. The fares BEST, SMART and BASIC, which have been extremely popular with passengers, will also be used by the new Eurowings. The fare classes include various levels of services and service packages.

The BEST fare is offered to the most demanding private customers who value comfort and exclusiveness. This offer includes comfortable seating in an extra-wide seat with lots of leg-room in the exclusive forward cabin area. The BEST fare also includes two free items of luggage each of up to 23 kg, à la carte menus on board, priority check-in, lounge access and the chance to collect miles (including HON Circle miles).

The cheaper SMART fare includes extra services such as one piece of luggage of up to 23 kg, two meals and soft drinks on board, as well as the chance to collect miles.

The BASIC fare offers a straightforward travel experience at a reasonable price, to which further services can be added on an individual basis.

On long-haul routes, the new Eurowings offers three attractive options. The exclusive BEST area comprises the first three seating rows and offers the latest ZIM seats. These seats correspond to the new Lufthansa premium economy class model, which offers seat pitch of 115 cm, has a backrest that can be adjusted by up to 20 cm, allows a 130° angle, and offers every guest their own armrest as well as comfortable leg and foot rests. Economy tickets can be booked with both SMART and BASIC fares. The “More Comfort” option, which can be booked as an add-on, offers seats with greater seat pitch along with a blanket and a pillow. State-of-the-art in-flight entertainment is offered on all intercontinental flights across all fares, which can be enjoyed both on screens in the backrest of the seat in front as well as on passengers’ own electronic devices such as notebook computers, tablets and smartphones. All long-haul aircrafts will also have Wi-Fi on board.

On routes within Germany and on routes throughout Europe, the existing Eurowings fleet will gradually be replaced from the beginning of 2015 by aircraft in the new Eurowings livery (above). The 23 Bombardier CRJ900s operated until now will also be replaced by Airbus A320s.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. The first Airbus A320, the pictured A320-214 D-AIZQ (msn 5497) in new livery flew on February 1, 2015 from Hamburg to Prague.

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Vienna to become the first base for the new Eurowings outside of Germany

Eurowings A320-200 D-AIZQ (15)(Grd) HAM (Lufthansa)(LRW)

Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa) has announced Vienna will be the first base for the new Eurowings outside of Germany. The group issued this statement:

The new Eurowings will have its first base outside Germany in Vienna. Following close consultation with Austrian Airlines and at the carrier’s own request, two Airbus A320 aircraft are to be stationed there initially, offering point-to-point connections on European routes. The aircraft are to fly in the colors of the new Eurowings. It is planned to staff the aircraft with crews from Austrian. This partnership is possible as a result of Austrian’s new collective agreement, which was entered into in December 2014 and offers additional prospects to the 900 pilots and 2,300 flight attendants. The agreement also means that employees are making an important contribution to the future viability and competitiveness of Austrian Airlines.

The first Airbus A320 took off on February 1, 2015 (above) in the new Eurowings livery for its maiden flight from Hamburg to Prague, with seating for 162 passengers on board. Further aircraft featuring the new design will follow in the coming weeks.

Photo: Lufthansa. Eurowings’ first A320, the pictured A320-214 D-AIZQ (msn 5497) was transferred from Lufthansa on January 25. Currently Eurowings operates as a Lufthansa Regional carrier.

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The first Eurowings Airbus A320 enters revenue service

Eurowings A320-200 D-AIZQ (15)(Grd) HAM (Lufthansa)(LRW)

Eurowings (Dusseldorf) placed its first Airbus A320 in the new livery into revenue service yesterday (February 1) between Hamburg and Prague. The Lufthansa Group issued this statement and photo for its expanding subsidiary:

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The new Eurowings will took off on its maiden flight on Sunday, 1 February 2015. An Airbus A320 with the tail number D-AIZQ and in the new livery left Hamburg at 10.55 a.m. and flew to Prague, where landed at 12.00 p.m. The aircraft, which carries 162 passengers, is the first Airbus A320 in the Eurowings fleet. Further aircraft will follow in the coming weeks. A total of 23 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets are being replaced by Airbus A320s.

By starting to renew the Eurowings fleet with Airbus A320s in the new branding, another important milestone has been reached in the implementation of the WINGS concept. The range of services oriented to leisure travel under the Eurowings brand allows the Lufthansa Group to open up new customer potential. The airline group is also safeguarding its leading position in point-to-point connections in its German, Austrian, Swiss and Belgian home markets in the long term.

To start with, the flights will continue to be operated on behalf of Germanwings under Germanwings flight numbers. By the end of 2015, Eurowings and Germanwings along with other European airlines are to be united under the Eurowings brand name and should acquire new customers by offering low-cost short- and long-haul services, in doing so providing quality at low prices.

Photo: Lufthansa. Eurowings’ first A320, the pictured A320-214 D-AIZQ (msn 5497) was transferred from Lufthansa on January 25. Currently Eurowings operates as a Lufthansa Regional carrier.

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