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Eurowings cooperates with Smartwings as it opens its new Prague base

Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A320-214 WL OE-IQB (msn 7012) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 955731.

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Eurowings is cooperating with Smartwings, the leading Czech airline. Both airlines have made a codeshare agreement to market flights. In the future, selected Eurowings connections operating from its new base in Prague will also be offered under Smartwings flight numbers and sold on smartwings.com and its other sales channels. Smartwings customers will thus benefit from the growing number of direct connections offered by the Lufthansa Group airline from the Czech capital. During the Covid crisis, Prague lost numerous direct connections to attractive destinations in Europe that are now being successfully re-established.

The first Eurowings codeshare flights with Smartwings will take off from Prague just a few weeks after Eurowings starts operations in the “Golden City”. By opening a new base in the Czech capital, Eurowings is expanding its services in Central Europe.

As of October 31, 2021, Eurowings in now connecting Prague with 14 new European destinations.

By summer 2022, the Lufthansa Group airline will station three Airbus A320 aircraft, including local crews, in the Czech capital. Flights will be operated by Eurowings Europe, Eurowings’ pan-European flight operation.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A320-214 WL OE-IQB (msn 7012) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 955731.

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Eurowings wins HLX Touristik as new partner for Eurowings Holidays

Eurowings has made this announcement:

With HLX Touristik GmbH, Eurowings has gained a new partner for its tour operator brand ‘Eurowings Holidays’, founded in 2017: With immediate effect, Eurowings cooperates with HLX, a travel provider specializing in the packaging of flight and hotel offers with guaranteed best prices. Eurowings customers can book high-quality low-cost package tours via the ‘Eurowings Holidays’ portal at holidays.eurowings.com. HLX is one of the leading providers in this segment and has been successfully operating holiday portals for Lufthansa and Swiss for several years.

Eurowings Digital Managing Director Oliver Schmitt comments: “As Germany’s largest holiday airline, we are significantly expanding the range of ‘Eurowings Holidays’ together with HLX. With Eurowings you can not only fly cheaply, but also book complete trips with many additional services, such as rental cars, insurance and local activities – with just a few clicks, simply and conveniently from one source.

Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A320-214 WL OE-IQD (msn 7056) (Eurowings Holidays) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 943735.

Above Copyright Photo: Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A320-214 WL OE-IQD (msn 7056) (Eurowings Holidays) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 943735.

The change to HLX is associated with a significant expansion of the range of low-cost package tours and additional services. Thus, the hotel offer which is availabe on the reservation portal holidays.eurowings.com grows on over 45.000 hotels. New are also the “Nobag” tariffs which are very popular particularly in combination with city trips.

Karl Heinz Kögel, Managing Director of HLX Touristik: “We look forward much to the partnership with Eurowings. Together we offer customers professionally organized, high-quality package tours with individual design options and a best-price guarantee. Many of these are exclusive to ‘Eurowings Holidays’.”

The ‘Eurowings Holidays’ portfolio includes short and city trips to vibrant metropolises as well as long-haul trips to the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations. In addition to an expanded hotel portfolio, customers will also benefit in future from top offers with best price guarantees and a fresh brand presence with an optimized user experience. They also have the option of booking individual trips with or without free baggage allowance.

Members of the Eurowings Boomerang Club receive one flight mile for every euro they spend. When booking a package tour with a Eurowings flight, Boomerang Club members additionally receive 250 (domestic German), 500 (continental) and 750 miles (intercontinental) per route, depending on the destination. At the start of the cooperation, there will be a special campaign: when booking between 6 and 16 January 2020, customers will receive an immediate discount of up to 220 euros on the travel price.

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Eurowings Europe reaches a new collective agreement with its Austrian pilots and cabin crews

Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A319-132 OE-LYY (msn 4256) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943733.

Eurowings Europe, the chamber of commerce and the union Vida have finalized a collective agreement for the on-board employees of Eurowings Europe in Austria. The collective agreement will apply retroactively as of March 1, 2018.

In addition to a comprehensive package of additional benefits, the collective agreement has provisions for an increase in basic salary of up to 20 percent. Additional variable earnings of up to 25 percent of the basic salary are possible depending on output. Furthermore, pay-scale adjustments to the basic salary of two percent each have already been agreed upon for 2020 and 2021. For new hires in cockpit and cabin, professional experience that captains, first officers and pursers have gained with other airlines will be recognized.

“With these new compensation and employment conditions for pilots and flight attendants, we are one of the most attractive employers at the Vienna location,” says Frank Bauer, Managing Director and Head of Human Resources at Eurowings Group. The collective agreement is also a clear signal to those who are looking for a new employer within the aviation sector. “We look forward to every application we receive for a cockpit or cabin position at Eurowings,” says Bauer. “We were already an attractive employer in Austria and have become even more so with this collective agreement. I would like to thank our team for this: Eurowings Europe’s Managing Directors Robert Jahn and Dieter Watzak-Helmer and Eurowings’ chief negotiator Benedikt Schneider.”

Robert Jahn and Benedikt Schneider emphasize that the provisions in the collective agreement reflect the high sense of social responsibility that Eurowings Europe has towards its employees. “Hammering out a future-oriented contract was our most important task over the past months – all negotiating parties have every reason to be proud of the result.”

Eurowings Europe also offers additional benefits in the context of the collective agreement:
“This includes, among other things, a mobility package and comprehensive coverage for employees in case they become unfit to fly – this will secure a better quality of life for our crews,” says Dieter Watzak-Helmer.

The newly negotiated collective agreement also contains parameters for promotion within the company and creates transparent regulations for the various career options. Robert Jahn: “Comprehensive provisions for part-time work are also included in the contract.”

Counting the collective agreement for Austria, Eurowings Group has finalized 13 collective agreements with four unions in just one year. Eurowings Group Managing Director Frank Bauer: “This demonstrates the intention of management to ensure attractive and reliable working conditions for the company’s employees in cooperation with the relevant social partners.”

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A319-132 OE-LYY (msn 4256) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943733.

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Lufthansa Group establishes Eurowings Europe GmbH, is pleased with the early long-haul bookings

Lufthansa Group (Frankfurt) is happy with the early bookings for its upcoming new Eurowings long-haul services. The group also established Eurowings Europe (Vienna) on August 10. The group issued this report:

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The new Eurowings looks all set for a successful launch of its attractively-priced long-haul services. Three months ahead of its first such flights – to the Caribbean, Thailand and Dubai – Lufthansa’s new budget-fare subsidiary reports promising booking levels.

“As the customer demand confirms, what we’re offering here is a highly attractive long-haul air travel product,” says Karl Ulrich Garnadt, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines. “Our strategy of offering our further Eurowings brand, which is aimed particularly at price-sensitive leisure travellers, clearly meets a market need. And our decision to commence these operations in Cologne and the North Rhine Westphalia region has proved a prudent one, too.”

The new intercontinental services will be operated with Airbus A330-200 equipment (above). The first two aircraft are already being prepared to enter revenue service at the beginning of November. The Eurowings long-haul fleet will then gradually be expanded to seven Airbus A330s.

The new Eurowings is adopting the business and marketing concept that has already proved successful with its sister carrier Germanwings, which has firmly positioned itself as an innovative quality low-cost airline.

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While Germanwings is focused on the German air travel market, Eurowings will now expand the concept throughout Europe, and will further extend it to intercontinental city and vacation destinations.

Eurowings will be opening its first operating base outside Germany in Austria. In collaboration with fellow Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines, Eurowings will offer European services from and to Vienna using Airbus A320 equipment – one aircraft from the 2015/16 winter schedules, and a second from March 2016. Both aircraft will be operated by Austrian Airlines.

The new Eurowings Europe GmbH was founded in Austria on Monday, August 10.

The company will serve as the starting point for further growth, which will see the establishment of several more operating bases throughout the European continent. Eurowings Europe is currently setting up its flight operations, which includes creating its own cockpit and cabin crew corps.

The new Eurowings cockpit crew positions are initially being advertised internally within Lufthansa, to give priority to existing pilots from the Lufthansa Group and those who have completed their flight training in Bremen and are awaiting suitable vacancies. The pilot recruitment process should then be extended to outside applicants in the second half of August. The cabin crew recruitment process will begin in the second half of September.

The remuneration systems at Eurowings Europe will be aligned to those already in place at other airlines within the Lufthansa Group. But they will also pay due regard to the particular conditions and challenges of the low-cost airline sector, particularly in terms of productivity levels and seasonal demand fluctuations.

The new remuneration packages will also feature attractive occupational pension benefits. As well as offering an employer’s retirement savings contribution amounting to 2% of the employee’s basic salary, Eurowings will increase this contribution to 2.5% for any employee who undertakes to make their own employee’s savings contribution of 1.0%.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. Former EVA Air Airbus A330-203 B-16301 (msn 530) became D-AXGA with the new Eurowings.

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