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As a thank you for 2020: Eurowings “gives” its staff their own aircraft

Eurowings has made this announcement:

The probably biggest Christmas present in the country is almost 40 metres long, twelve metres high and can fly at 870 kilometers per hour. The airline Eurowings surprises its 2,300 employees at the end of the year with a very distinct gift as a sign of recognition and appreciation for their commitment in the crisis year 2020: it dedicates a specially painted Airbus A320 from its current fleet to the staff and symbolically thanks the “best team in the world” in this way.

For the eulogy, Eurowings lets the Airbus A320 with the registration D-AIZS speak for itself: “Fuelled by?” is written in huge letters on the fuselage of the aircraft – and underneath: “The world’s greatest team.” The German airline is thus sending a widely visible signal for team play in time of crisis in two languages – German on one side and English on the other.

Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof: “Hardly any other industry has been hit as hard by the pandemic as aviation and tourism. Whether flight attendants, pilots or staff on the ground – they have all been unable to do their jobs as usual for months. The fact that Eurowings guests were able to take off at all this year is owed to the passionate commitment and high flexibility of all our employees. A remarkable team spirit drives us at Eurowings repeatedly and makes us stand up for each other in difficult times. That is why we are saying thank you in an extraordinary way in a likewise extraordinary year: with a team airplane for the entire staff.”

“Team Airplane” to be launched in the first quarter of 2021

The “Eurowings Team Airplane” will receive its special bilingual varnish during a regular maintenance stay in the first quarter of 2021 and will then be stationed on a rolling basis at the Eurowings bases in Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mallorca, Vienna, Salzburg and Pristina.

Eurowings is thus the first German airline to dedicate an aircraft from its fleet with an exclusive design to its own employees. Special lacquering such as the black and yellow “Team Airbus” of the cooperation partner Borussia Dortmund or the “Europa-Park Plane” have been among the most popular photo motifs at Europe’s airports for years.

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Eurowings flies to the top at new BER Airport

Eurowings made this announcement:

Just over a month after moving from Tegel to the new Berlin-Brandenburg airport, the Lufthansa Group is showing positive results. The airlines’ relocation went according to plan and operating procedures at BER are working very well with the current low traffic volume.

Lufthansa Group airlines are operating from Pier North in Terminal 1, which is a short walking distance from the Lufthansa Lounge and the new WorldShop flagship store.

The start of flight operations also went very smoothly. Currently, the Group’s airlines offer around 38 percent of all flights operating at BER. Out of a total of 1,700 departures and arrivals in November, around 650 were operated by the Lufthansa Group – that is over 400 flights more than the second largest operating carrier and over 500 flights more than the third largest at this airport.

Eurowings in particular has positioned itself strongly in the weak environment caused by the crisis-: When comparing individual Lufthansa Group airlines, with around 300 BER connections in November, this Lufthansa subsidiary rose to the top. . Eurowings flies at least three times daily to Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. Another focus of the airline is on flights to the Canary Islands and the flight schedules for December emphasize this trend.  By the end of the year, Eurowings alone will have completed over 1,200 flights to and from BER.

“The Lufthansa Group airlines connect the German capital reliably and safely with the world.  We are proud that people in Berlin and Brandenburg have placed their trust in us for decades. We will remain a partner to the region in the future and will expand our services from Berlin as soon as possible after the crisis has ended, because we know that the longing to travel is great,” said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chief Commercial Officer Passenger Airlines.

Since September, the Lufthansa Group has been the market leader in Berlin. Currently, five airlines of the Group fly to BER (Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings). Air Dolomiti will also be adding BER to its summer flight schedule.


Eurowings takes off for the first time at the new Berlin Airport

Eurowings made this announcement:

Eurowings took off for the first time at the new capital city airport Berlin Brandenburg – three times in a row: on the morning of November 4 at 6.20 a.m., flights EW8058 to Cologne and EW8000 to Stuttgart took off. This was immediately followed by flight EW8040 to Düsseldorf at 6.30 a.m. This makes Eurowings the first airline in the Lufthansa Group to operate scheduled flights from the new capital city airport.

In domestic traffic, Eurowings currently connects the destinations Cologne, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart with the capital at least three times a day – on many days even more frequently. Despite a reduced flight schedule as a result of Corona, the airline is focusing on the off-peak hours, which are popular with travelers. The domestic German program is supplemented by weekly flights to the Canary Islands and the Greek Islands. Eurowings plans to gradually expand the BER program in line with market conditions from spring 2021 onwards.

Aircraft from Eurowings will preferably be positioned at the Pier North of the new Capital City Airport. Passengers will benefit from short distances, boarding without bus transfers and a direct building connection to the Lufthansa Lounge.

Eurowings resumes flights to the Canary Islands

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Welcome back to the Eurowings network: Germany’s leading vacation airline flies again regularly to the Canary Islands from November 7, 2020 following yesterday’s lifting of the travel warning. Due to the oceanic-tropical climate conditions, the islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma and Gran Canaria are traditionally very popular destinations for Eurowings passengers in autumn/winter. Tickets to the five sun islands can now be booked again via eurowings.com or the Eurowings App – at special prices starting from 64.99 euros. Eurowings connects the Canary Islands again without a stopover from five German airports: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart.

“Welcome back”: special flight on November 1, 2020: Düsseldorf to Tenerife

Heads up, spontaneous Canary Islands lovers: Eurowings is celebrating the lifting of the travel warning with an ad-hoc special flight: the Lufthansa Group member takes off again from Düsseldorf to Tenerife for the first time on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Eurowings introduces “temperature discount”

Eurowings has made this announcement:

As of now the largest German vacation airline Eurowings offers for the first time a so-called “temperature discount” on its website eurowings.com. The height of the discount is calculated according to the monthly average temperature in the respective country, which is advertised. The airline is thus defying the crisis in air travel with new services, entertaining campaigns and attractive offers.

No longer just dreaming, but booking today: Because the southern climate of Italy, which in September averages a pleasant 23.1 degrees Celsius, is particularly worthwhile for travel lovers today: with the newly introduced Eurowings “temperature discount”, guests who book a direct flight to Italy today will receive a flight discount corresponding to the average temperature of 23.1%.

All destinations in Italy that Eurowings flies to are included in the campaign: Cagliari, Bari, Naples, Venice, Lamezia Terme, Brindisi, Milan, Rome, Catania, Bologna and Olbia. Further information can be found at eurowings.com. The next country with the new “temperature discount” has already been selected – and will be published shortly.

With the Eurowings flexibility guarantee, Eurowings customers can change flights free of charge up to seven days before departure. Flights can also be flexibly rebooked at any time, for example if travel plans change.

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Eurowings makes free middle seat bookable from 18 Euro

Eurowings responds to a changing aviation world with new customer needs by consistently offering innovative products and services: For example, Eurowings is the first German airline to launch a free middle seat that can be booked in advance of the flight. The new offer has been tested very successfully in live operation over the past few weeks and has met with an exceptionally high level of interest right from the start. Within a short period of time, Eurowings has sold more than 5,000 free middle seats via its service centre, although the new solution has not yet been actively promoted.

“The positive feedback during the test phase showed us very clearly that our guests often want more comfort and distance on board. Ultra-Lowcost’ no longer works since Corona, at least not in our home market Germany. We therefore assume that the free middle seat will become a very important product for travel in the future,” says Eurowing’s CEO Jens Bischof.

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Eurowings extends flight schedule by 26 new holiday destinations

Eurowings has made this announcement:

  • Düsseldorf: expansion of destinations in Italy, France, Portugal and Poland
  • Hamburg: new routes e.g. to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
  • Cologne/Bonn: holiday destinations Faro, Catania, Bastia and Kavala on offer again
  • Stuttgart: with the market leader Eurowings directly to Athens, Rome or Valencia
  • Berlin: From the capital non-stop to Heraklion and Split

The longer the corona crisis lasts, the more people’s longing for a holiday from the crisis grows. Eurowings is serving the reawakening desire to travel from its main German airports with 26 additional holiday destinations, which are now being added to the range of the largest German holiday airline. The large Eurowings locations in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne/Bonn and Berlin will be correspondingly better connected, especially to popular tourist cities and metropolises.

“Even if the road back to normality is still a long way off: The tourist demand is noticeably increasing for us”, says Jens Bischof, CEO of Eurowings: “We react to this demand with flights to the most popular holiday destinations in Europe”.

New Eurowings destinations from August

From Hamburg, four new destinations are planned for August: Eurowings takes off for Stockholm, the Hungarian Budapest, Paris and Milan-Malpensa. From Cologne/Bonn, Eurowings flies to Catania in Italy, Kavala in Greece and Bastia in Corsica from August. From Stuttgart, Eurowings passengers will now fly to destinations such as Athens, Valencia, Amsterdam and Dresden. From Berlin, Eurowings flies to Heraklion and Split in August. From Düsseldorf, Eurowings passengers will be able to travel to Bari, the coastal city of Porto or the French city of Lyon, among other destinations, again from August.

New Eurowings destinations from September and October

In September and October, Eurowings will continue to satisfy the travel hunger of its passengers with 28 new routes from all over Germany: From its largest location in Düsseldorf, the airline will be flying to the Polish cities of Wroclaw and Krakow as well as to Geneva and Newcastle in September. Guests will also be able to book flights to Nice, Venice and Dubrovnik from September onwards. Eurowings passengers will fly to Gran Canaria from the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia in October. From October, Eurowings will also be flying from

Hamburg to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. From September Eurowings takes off from Cologne/Bonn to Faro in Portugal, Budapest in Hungary and Dresden. From Stuttgart, the airline will be flying its passengers in September to Hurghada in Egypt and Krakow, and the connection to Rome will also be resumed.

This means that Eurowings offers flights to over 85 destinations in Germany and Europe by the end of the summer timetable.

Passenger safety is a top priority for Eurowings, particularly regarding maximum hygiene on the ground and on board. The website eurowings.com provides information on the hygiene measures developed with experts, the adapted in-flight service, the current flight schedule and the flexible options for travel arrangements.

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Eurowings adds new flights as demand increases

Eurowings is significantly increasing its flight program for both business and leisure travellers and will again fly to 80 percent of its destinations during the summer. Following the lifting of the travel warning, the interest in holiday destinations such as Italy, Spain, Greece and Croatia in particular is growing sharply. Therefore, the Lufthansa subsidiary will be offering more than 100 summer sun and beach destinations in its flight schedule again in July.

Lighthouse List East at sunset at Ellenbogen on Sylt

Business travellers will also benefit from a significant expansion of frequencies to important business destinations within Europe. For the first time since the corona crisis, double end-of-day connections are returning to the timetable – with the focus on flights from Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne/Bonn. Eurowings is the market leader at all these locations. In addition, numerous Eurowings connections from Berlin, Hanover, Munich and Nuremberg are in the flight schedule.

Palma de Mallorca currently leads the hit list of the most popular Eurowings destinations – followed by Sylt, Zurich and Ibiza. Barcelona and Lisbon as well as the Greek holiday destinations Rhodes and Heraklion also enjoy strong demand. With its wide range of holiday offers, Eurowings is positioning itself as Germany’s leading short- and medium-haul holiday airline at the start of summer 2020: Palma de Mallorca alone will be served in summer by 16 different departure airports from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

To enable customers to plan their travel plans without any worries, the airline offers its guests a flexibility guarantee with extensive rebooking options even after the travel warning has been lifted: Up to 14 days before the departure date, the flight can be rebooked as often as desired and free of charge – even to a different destination. This applies to all Eurowings flight offers within Europe.

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Eurowings outlines its basic flight schedule

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AEWP (msn 7377) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 949939.

Against the background of the coronavirus crisis, Eurowings continues to ensure its basic service at the airports of Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart: a basic flight program enables important domestic German connections as well as flights to selected destinations in Europe. Eurowings has now extended its flight schedule and adds additional connections as of May 2020. One focus will be on destinations in the Mediterranean region. For the first time, the island of Mallorca will again be served from several German locations.

Eurowings destinations from Düsseldorf

From Düsseldorf, Eurowings flies up to nine times a week to Hamburg and Berlin, up to six times a week to Vienna, Zurich and London and up to four times a week to Milan, Salzburg – Eurowings is the first airline to take off again from Salzburg – and Sylt. The destinations Barcelona and Manchester are offered up to three times a week. Eurowings takes off twice a week to Budapest, Catania, Ibiza, Naples, Olbia, Prague, Rome and Thessaloniki from the largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia. Flights to Heraklion are offered once a week. The Balearic island of Mallorca is connected up to seven times a week.

Eurowings destinations from Cologne/Bonn

From Cologne/Bonn, Eurowings offers up to six weekly flights each to Berlin, Hamburg and Munich and flies up to three times a week to Edinburgh. Twice a week each to Lisbon, Kavala and Zagreb and once a week to Bastia. Eurowings flies to Mallorca up to seven times a week.

Eurowings destinations from Hamburg

From Hamburg Eurowings offers daily connections to Mallorca. Flights to Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart are offered six times a week, while Eurowings flies to Vienna four times a week. There are up to nine weekly connections to Düsseldorf from Hamburg.

Eurowings destinations from Stuttgart

From Stuttgart, Eurowings flies four times a week to Berlin and six times a week to Hamburg. The airline offers up to seven weekly connections to Mallorca.

Eurowings destinations from Munich

Eurowings currently flies from Munich six times a week to Cologne/Bonn and the Balearic island of Mallorca.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AEWP (msn 7377) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 949939.

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Lufthansa Group to put 80 aircraft back in the air starting on June 1

Starting in June, Lufthansa, Eurowings and Swiss will be offering monthly restart schedules to significantly more destinations in Germany and Europe than in the past few weeks. The repatriation schedules will thus end on May 31, 2020.

A total of 80 aircraft will be reactivated with the June timetable. This means that a total of 106 destinations can be served in the coming month. From June 1, 2020, 160 aircraft will be in service with the Group’s passenger airlines. The previously valid repatriation flight schedule was calculated to be flown with only 80 aircraft.

The Lufthansa Group’s airlines are thus responding to the growing interest of customers in air travel, following the gradual easing of restrictions and limitations in the German federal states and entry regulations of other countries in Europe.

Starting in June, numerous sunny destinations such as Mallorca, Sylt, Rostock and Crete will once again be accessible with the airlines of the Lufthansa Group. Further details of the June flight schedule will be published in the course of the coming week.

Customers are asked to take the current entry and quarantine regulations of the respective destinations into account when planning their trip. Throughout the entire trip, restrictions may be imposed due to stricter hygiene and security regulations, for example due to longer waiting times at airport security checkpoints. The catering services on board will also remain restricted until further notice.

The obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover on board introduced by the airlines of the Lufthansa Group on May 4, 2020 has been very positively received and accepted by guests. Customers will continue to be asked to wear a mask during the entire journey.

In other news, Deutsche Lufthansa is negotiating a stabilization package for 9 billion euros with the Federal Economic Stabilization Fund (Wirtschaftsstabilisierungsfonds – WSF) to finance the Lufthansa Group. The negotiations and the process of political decision-making are still ongoing.

The negotiations on financing measures include a silent participation and a secured loan. The conditions are currently being discussed. A stake by the German government in the company’s share capital is also part of the negotiations. In this context, various alternatives of a capital increase are being discussed, including an increase at the nominal value of the share, if necessary after a capital cut, to create a shareholding of up to 25% plus one share. In addition, conditions in accordance with the EU Temporary Framework and WSF Act are provided, including the waiver of future dividend payments. In addition, the WSF is seeking representation within the Supervisory Board.

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG is continuing negotiations with the aim of ensuring the future viability of the company for the benefit of its customers and employees.