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German cabin crew union (UFO) to strike Germanwings

Germanwings’ cabin crew union (UFO) will strike the carrier from Monday to Wednesday next week.

Germanwings operates its aircraft for Eurowings.

Eurowings issued this statement:

The UFO organization has called the cabin crew of Germanwings flight operations to a three-day strike from December 30, 2019, 00:00 hours, to Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 24:00 hours. This strike is unfounded and incomprehensible to us.

Eurowings wants to minimize the impact of the strike on its passengers and is preparing a special flight schedule for the strike period, which will be published on Saturday afternoon. It should be noted that only 30 of the approximately 140 Eurowings aircrafts are operated by Germanwings.

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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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Lufthansa Group confirms its long-haul destinations from Düsseldorf for the summer 2020 schedule

Lufthansa Group made this announcement:

  • North America focus with destinations New York, Miami and Fort Myers 
  • From May 2020 daily service to New York-Newark (EWR)
  • Three times a week to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
  • Flights now bookable with Lufthansa and Eurowings

The Lufthansa Group will continue to offer attractive long-haul destinations from Düsseldorf in the summer of 2020. The two New York airports Newark (EWR) and John-F.-Kennedy (JFK) as well as Fort Myers (RSW) and Miami (MIA) in Florida offer travellers a strong North American program. In addition, Lufthansa Group continues to connect Düsseldorf with the Caribbean destination of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The flights from the largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia can now be booked via lufthansa.com and eurowings.com.

The flights are operated in cooperation with Eurowings, which uses a fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft with 283 seats. A business class product is also on board on all intercontinental routes from the NRW state capital: Passengers benefit, among other things, from a comfort seat which, at the push of a button, automatically transforms into a two-metre-long bed with a horizontal lying surface (“full flat”). Premium Economy and Economy Class are also available for bookings. The intercontinental destinations from Düsseldorf complement the growing range of flights to attractive long-haul tourist destinations with which Lufthansa, together with Eurowings, is also present at the hubs of Frankfurt and Munich. All North American flights from Düsseldorf will be offered with a Lufthansa codeshare.

Destinations from Düsseldorf in detail

From NRW’s largest airport, Lufthansa flies six times a week to New York/Newark (EWR) – from 4 May 2020 to 23 October 2020 even daily. The flight starts at 11.35 a.m. in Düsseldorf and arrives at its destination at 1.55 p.m. local time. The return flight takes off from Newark at 4.35 p.m. and arrives in Düsseldorf at 6.05 a.m. the next day.

In the summer flight schedule 2020 Lufthansa will serve New York Airport John F. Kennedy (JFK) three times a week from 27 April – on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. In the period between 1 June and 13 September, Lufthansa will increase the frequency to six departures per week – then a connection to JFK will be offered every day except Tuesdays. Departure from Düsseldorf is at 1.10 p.m., landing at 3.30 p.m. local time in JFK. Return is at 5.15 p.m. local time, arrival in Düsseldorf takes place at 07.00 a.m. the next day.

Lufthansa flies to Miami (MIA) three times a week – Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In the period from 3 June to 5 September, another flight on Sunday will supplement the service to Miami. Departure from Düsseldorf is at 12.25 p.m., landing in Miami at 4.40 p.m. local time. Return is at 6.25 p.m. local time, arrival in Düsseldorf is at 9.30 a.m. the next day.

Lufthansa will serve Fort Myers (RSW) three times a week in the 2020 summer timetable – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Departures from Düsseldorf on Tuesdays and Thursdays are at 12.10 p.m. and landings at 4.30 p.m. The return flight takes off from Fort Myers at 6.15 p.m. and arrives in Düsseldorf at 9.25 a.m. the next day. On Saturdays the plane takes off at 1.15 p.m. and lands in Florida at 5.35 p.m. Return is at 7.20 p.m. – arrival in Düsseldorf is then at 10.30 a.m.

Lufthansa connects the Caribbean destination of Punta Cana (PUJ) three times a week – Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Departure from Düsseldorf on Wednesdays and Sundays is at 1.20 p.m., landing is at 5.25 p.m. local time in Punta Cana. Return is at 6.55 p.m. local time, arrival in Düsseldorf takes place at 10.15 a.m. the next day. On Fridays the plane takes off at 1.50 p.m. and lands at 5.55 p.m.in Punta Cana. It returns at 7.25 p.m. – arrival in Düsseldorf is then at 10.45 a.m.

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Eurowings to operate from Stuttgart to Sylt during the holidays

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Off to Sylt – during the Christmas season, which is particularly popular with North Sea lovers, and over New Year’s Eve: Eurowings flies from Stuttgart to Sylt from 21 December 2019 until 05 January 2020. Thus, the airline supplements its existing service to Sylt from Düsseldorf. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Eurowings passengers can fly from Stuttgart to the popular North Sea Island. Tickets for the one-way flight can be booked from 39.99 € via the Eurowings website or the Eurowings App.

The largest North Frisian Island attracts over 900,000 tourists every year. On 99 square kilometers visitors come fully at their expense: Spectacular dune landscapes, long sand beaches with many possibilities for outdoor activities and culinary highlights constitute the charm of the island.

Eurowings adds new destinations from Stuttgart for summer 2020

Eurowings has made this announcement:

New destinations in the Eurowings route network for the 2020 summer schedule: From May 21, 2020, Eurowings flies three times a week from Stuttgart to the Romanian capital Bucharest. The route will be operated Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

From May 23, 2020, Eurowings passengers are able to fly directly from Stuttgart to the Greek island of Kos twice a week. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, a Eurowings aircraft takes off in the direction of the eastern Aegean Sea.

Eurowings flies to the English Channel island of Jersey on Saturdays from May 23, 2020 on.

In addition, the Sofia destination, which is served from Stuttgart in the 2019/2020 winter flight schedule, will remain in operation in summer 2020. In summer, Eurowings flies to the Bulgarian metropolis on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Bucharest in southern Romania is the capital and economic heart of the country. The most characteristic building is the huge Parliament Palace from the time of communism with 1,100 rooms. In the nearby Lipscani quarter there is a dynamic nightlife as well as the tiny Romanian Orthodox church of Stavropoleos and the 15th century palace of Curtea Veche, where Prince Vlad III resided.

Kos is one of the islands of the Greek Dodecanese and is known for its many sandy beaches. It has impressive Greek and Roman landmarks, especially in and around the city of Kos. The port city is characterized by the fortress Neratzia from the 15th century. South of the fortress lie the ancient Agora ruins with a temple, a shrine and preserved columns.

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands between England and France. The autonomous crown property of the United Kingdom with its mixture of British and French culture is known for its beaches, coastal footpaths, valleys and historic fortresses.

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Eurowings adds new destinations from Düsseldorf and Cologne/Bonn for summer 2020

Eurowings made this announcement:

New destinations in the Eurowings route network for the 2020 summer schedule:

From May 3, 2020, Eurowings flies three times a week from Cologne/Bonn to Málaga in Southern Spain. The route will be operated on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at a one-way price from 59.99€.

From May 1, 2020, Eurowings passengers fly directly from Düsseldorf to the Greek island of Santorini every Friday from 99.99€ per flight.

On May 31, 2020, the Düsseldorf to Verona connection will be launched in Italy. Flights will be offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from a one-way price of 69.99€.

The destinations Gdansk in Poland and Sofia in Bulgaria, which will be served from Düsseldorf in the 2019/2020 winter schedule, will also remain in the 2020 summer schedule and are available from 39.99€ per flight. Danzig is served on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, Sofia on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. All routes can be booked as of now at eurowings.com or via the Eurowings App.

Málaga is a port city on the Costa del Sol in Spain. The Mediterranean flair and modern buildings meet sandy beaches and an appealing skyline. Numerous churches and chapels, palaces, fountains as well as parks and historical gardens invite visitors to stay. Those interested in art should definitely plan a visit to Pablo Picasso’s birthplace.

Santorini belongs to the archipelago of the Cyclades. Its origin goes back to an earthquake of about 1500 years ago, as a result of which the popular holiday home arose from the volcanic lava. Today, one still finds many beaches with black or red sand. Typical for Santorini are its pretty white buildings and the many churches with half-spherical blue domes.

Verona is located in Northern Italy in the Veneto region. Known as the scene of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, the city is considered to be the most romantic in Italy. Also world-famous is the impressive Arena of Verona, a Roman amphitheater built in the 1st century, where opera performances and concerts still take place today.

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Austrian Airlines to take over some Eurowings routes from Vienna

Austrian Airlines has made this announcement:

Austrian Airlines and Eurowings are repositioning themselves in Austria and reinforce their cooperation. The common goal is to strengthen the Vienna hub and expand decentralised traffic from the Austrian federal states.

Austrian Airlines will be responsible for network planning at the Vienna hub in order to improve the management of transfer traffic. As of January 1, 2020, Eurowings will deploy four aircraft including crews in wet lease for Austrian Airlines.

At the same time, Eurowings will strongly expand its presence at Salzburg Airport and increase the number of Airbus A319 aircraft stationed in the City of Mozart to a total of three. Furthermore, Eurowings will expand its leisure flight program from Innsbruck Airport offering full charter flights to warm-water destinations. Thereby Eurowings is pursuing its strategy of consistently concentrating on decentralized routes i.e. point-to-point flight traffic. Today Eurowings is already number one at four major German airports, namely Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart.

Within the context of the closer collaboration of the two airlines, the following destinations will be offered in the route network of Austrian Airlines as of January 2020: two daily flights will be operated to Barcelona (expansion from twelve to 14 weekly flights). Birmingham will be served up to once daily (increase from four to seven flights per week). Up to two flights will be operated every day to Nuremberg (twelve weekly flights instead of eleven), and frequencies to Rome will rise to three daily flights (21 flights each week instead of twelve). Up to one daily flight will be offered to Zadar (thus raising the number of weekly flights from two to seven). The leisure flight program (of Austrian and Eurowings) of summer 2020 will be published at a later date.

Check-in for all these flights will take place at Austrian Airlines in Terminal 3 at Vienna Airport in the future. The existing scheduled flight connections of Eurowings between Vienna and Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart and Cologne will remain part of the Eurowings route network and will be operated out of Germany as in the past. These flights will continue to take off from Terminal 1 in Vienna.

For Austrian Airlines, this step provides added impetus to its #DriveTo25 strategy. The ten additional A320 aircraft already announced earlier this year will be complemented by four wet lease aircraft from Eurowings. In January, Austrian Airlines reported that it would phase out its smaller turboprop aircraft by 2021 and increase its medium-haul Airbus fleet from 36 to 46 airplanes. This change in the fleet composition is currently being implemented. The first of the ten A320 aircraft is planned to land in Vienna shortly. The 37th Airbus will take off on behalf of Austrian Airlines starting in December.

Austrian Airlines gradually reorganizes its decentralized routes

In connection with the strategic concentration on its home airport in Vienna, the decision was made by Austrian Airlines to reorganize decentralized routes between the Austrian federal states and Germany.

In an initial step, Austrian Airlines is reorganizing flight operations on the Salzburg-Frankfurt and Graz-Frankfurt routes within the Lufthansa Group and will likely transfer responsibility for these routes to Lufthansa at the turn of the year 2019/2020. The new flight connections can be booked as of October 23, 2019. The number of flights on these two routes will not change: In the upcoming winter flight schedule, a total of 28 weekly flights will be offered linking Salzburg and Frankfurt, whereas 26 flights will be operated between Graz and Frankfurt each week. The previous flight times will be maintained with the exception of a few small adjustments.

However, overall seating capacity between Salzburg and Frankfurt will increase due to the fact that Lufthansa will deploy Airbus A319 and thus larger aircraft than has been the case up until now. A mix of Airbus A319, Embraer 190 and Bombardier CRJ900 jets will be deployed on the Graz-Frankfurt route. Total seating capacity on this route will remain unchanged. In the future, Austrian Airlines will make use of two Embraer aircraft currently stationed in Salzburg and Graz for flights departing from Vienna to destinations in its European route network.

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