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Eurowings expands its winter service to Northern Europe

Northern lights over the vilage of Reine, Lofoten, Norway

Eurowings also made this announcement:

Take off to Northern Europe with Eurowings: With no less than four new destinations from Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, Eurowings makes travel to Northern Europe easier in its 2021/22 winter flight schedule. In the regions around Tromsø (Norway), Rovaniemi (Finland), Luleå and Kiruna (both Sweden), travelers from Germany can expect fascinating landscapes and nature experiences such as the polar night, the Northern lights or extravagant leisure experiences such as dog sledding or icebreaker trips.

From Düsseldorf, Eurowings’ largest base, Eurowings will take off for the first time on December 4 to Tromsø, Norway. The city lies 344 kilometers North of the Arctic Circle, which corresponds to the latitude of Northern Alaska. As a travel destination, the region is particularly attractive because of the Northern Lights. The Düsseldorf-Tromsø route will be offered at prices starting at 49.99 euros every Saturday, and from December 21 also on Tuesdays with an Airbus A319.

Also, from Düsseldorf, Eurowings will be flying to the Finnish city of Rovaniemi, which is located somewhat further South than Tromsø near the Arctic Circle, every Sunday from December 5. Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and is known to tourists from Germany primarily for its Northern Lights tours. However, there is also the Arktikum science center and museum to discover, which impresses with its spectacular architecture and exhibitions on history and life in the far north. Flights from Düsseldorf to Rovaniemi are available from 49.99 euros for the oneway ticket.

The Swedish cities of Kiruna and Luleå are newly accessible from Southern Germany in the 2021/22 winter flight schedule: Eurowings will fly to both cities from Stuttgart. Flights to Luleå will start on December 1, 2021. Luleå is located in the North of Sweden and impresses with its mystical polar lights and crystal-clear ice worlds. The area offers attractive leisure experiences such as snowmobile safaris, aurora tours or trips with the icebreaker. Eurowings will be flying the Stuttgart-Luleå route at prices starting at 49.99 euros for the oneway ticket from the beginning of December on Wednesdays and Sundays with an Airbus A319.

Kiruna, the most Northern city in Sweden, is the second new destination from Stuttgart. Kiruna is the scene of polar night from December 12-31. Visitors to the region can look forward to activities such as skiing, dog sledding and snowshoeing. The ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi is also a visitor magnet: it is rebuilt every year starting in October and opens in December. Eurowings will be flying to Northern Sweden every Saturday from December 4, 2021 at prices starting at 49.99 euros for the oneway ticket.

Eurowings is expanding its route network: New destinations from Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart and Salzburg

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Against the backdrop of further travel facilitation, the pandemic situation in Europe is easing significantly. This not only makes vacation travel possible again, but many people living in Germany can now finally visit their foreign homeland again. Eurowings has now added connections to Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, and North Africa, in addition to other vacation destinations. The new routes enable many people to safely visit their friends and relatives again.

Eurowings has launched the most extensive program of new routes at its largest location, Düsseldorf. From the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, for example, the Georgian capital Tbilisi (from €109.99) will be accessible on Wednesdays and Sundays from the summer flight schedule. The connection will continue to be offered once a week during the winter flight schedule. The Russian cities of Yekaterinburg (from €139.99) and Krasnodar (from €139.99), which were also served in the summer, will also be served in the winter. Yekaterinburg on the Ural Mountains will be offered once a week on Saturdays and the economic center of Krasnodar in southern Russia will be served on Mondays and Fridays.

Starting August 31, Eurowings will offer flights from Düsseldorf to Zagreb (from €44.99) on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The airline will also be flying from Düsseldorf to Kiev (from €39.99), the capital of Ukraine, in the winter flight schedule (currently on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). And many North Rhine-Westphalians of Italian descent and as well as vacationers can look forward to the new connection to Bergamo (from €34.99) in northern Italy from October 31 – Eurowings operates the route on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. From January 31, 2022, the city in Lombardy will then be served daily except Saturdays.

From Cologne/Bonn, Eurowings passengers will travel to Yerevan (from €129.99), the capital of Armenia, from August 6, 2021. The airline will fly the route every Friday with an Airbus A320. Marrakech (from €54.99) in southwestern Morocco will be accessible again from December 12 this year. The nearly 1,000-year-old city will be served every Sunday with an Airbus A319 operated by Eurowings.

Marrakech (also from 54.99€) is also bookable again from Stuttgart: Eurowings starts the flight connection on 5 December this year and flies from Baden-Württemberg every Sunday with an Airbus A319.

From Austria Larnaca (starting from €124,99) on Cyprus is connected from 4 September: From Salzburg, the airline will operate the route to the port city in the southeast of the Mediterranean island every Saturday, also with an Airbus A319.

Eurowings takes off from Düsseldorf to more than 70 destinations

Eurowings made this announcement:

The summer vacation in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, is beginning on Friday. In recent weeks and months, Eurowings and its employees on board and on the ground have been working intensively with their partners to prepare for the start of the most wonderful time of the year. After the long lock-down, the desire to travel is greater this summer than it has been for a long time.

Eurowings takes off from Düsseldorf to more than 70 destinations

With the rising vaccination rate, falling infection numbers and the lifting of travel restrictions, the demand for flights is increasing significantly. Tourist destinations are in demand – above all Mallorca, Greece, the Canary Islands and Croatia. Eurowings has reacted to this by successively expanding its flight program and increasing the number of flights offered in Düsseldorf alone, the largest Eurowings station, by another 40 per cent during the holidays.

From Düsseldorf, Eurowings offers travelers the largest range of flights of all airlines during the summer holidays: more than 70 destinations in 20 countries are in the program, from Cologne there are 60 destinations in 18 countries. On the first holiday weekend, Eurowings expects around 25,000 passengers in Düsseldorf and 13,000 in Cologne. 4,000 Eurowings flights will take place in Düsseldorf during the holiday period, just under 2,000 flights in Cologne. Even though Eurowings is going to offer a large part of its original route portfolio again over the summer, the 2021 summer program will only encompass around two-thirds of the capacity before Coronavirus (COVID-19).

With the expansion of the summer offering, the active aircraft fleet is also growing: While Eurowings was operating only 45 aircraft in May, more than 70 Airbus aircraft will again take off for the Lufthansa subsidiary in July and August. In September, Eurowings plans to operate 80 aircraft. At the two major Eurowings locations in North Rhine-Westphalia alone, almost 40 aircraft will be stationed this summer: 26 aircraft in Düsseldorf, 13 in Cologne.

With Eurowings up to ten times daily from Düsseldorf to Mallorca

With its wide range of holiday offers, Eurowings is positioning itself as Germany’s leading holiday airline on short and medium-haul routes for the start of summer 2021: Mallorca continues to be very popular with travelers and tops the hit list of Eurowings’ most popular destinations again this summer. From Düsseldorf alone, Eurowings flies to the Balearic island up to ten times a day during the holidays. From Cologne, there are five daily flights to Mallorca. In total, Eurowings connects 24 airports in Germany and Austria with the popular holiday destination, making it the undisputed No. 1 Mallorca shuttle with more than 300 weekly flights.

Greek Heraklion and Thessaloniki, Ibiza and Malaga also enjoy strong demand and are served daily. Other destinations include Sardinia, Croatia, Sicily, and the smaller Greek islands. City travelers do not miss out either: Eurowings flies several times a week to Milan, Rome, or Barcelona, for example. New destinations include Mykonos, Palermo, Krasnodar and Ekaterinburg in Russia and Tbilisi in Georgia.

 

Eurowings opens a new base in Prague

Eurowings is expanding its European network: With the opening of a new basis in Prague, the German airline is expanding its services in Central Europe and will initially station two Airbus A320 aircraft in the Czech capital from October 31, 2021.

In the summer of 2022, three aircraft will take off for Eurowings with Prague becoming the 10th Eurowings base in Europe.

Starting on October 31, 2021, Eurowings will fly from Prague to several European cities, including Barcelona, Milan, Athens, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and Birmingham.

Eurowings takes off to Malaga, Alicante and Catania from Dortmund

Germanwings' 2016 "Borussia Dortmund Mannschaftsairbus" (Team Airbus) logo jet

Eurowings made this announcement:

A triple premiere at Dortmund Airport: Germany’s leading holiday airline Eurowings took off on June 2 for the first time to the new destinations MalagaAlicante and Catania.

The flights are part of Eurowings’ significantly expanded range of attractive holiday destinations in the 2021 summer flight schedule and complement the existing Eurowings connections to the popular holiday island of Majorca and to Split.

Further first flights are scheduled for the coming days to NaplesHeraklion and Kavala. Eurowings will take off to the island of Rhodes on July 2. For the period of the North Rhine-Westphalia summer holidays, Eurowings is planning 280 departures from Dortmund with a capacity of more than 48,000 seats.

As part of its expanded summer program, Eurowings is now stationing a second aircraft in the Ruhr metropolis. In particular, the “BVB Mannschafts-Airbus” – a photo motif known throughout Europe due to its special black and yellow livery – will be a regular guest at its official home airport in the Ruhr region. Already the evening before, the “BVB Mannschafts-Airbus ” was welcomed with a water fountain by the airport fire brigade upon its arrival in Dortmund. The Airbus A320 with the registration “D-AIZR” took off full of holiday-hungry passengers to the new summer destination Alicante.

The Eurowings summer destinations 2021 at a glance

Dortmund-Munich up to 11 times a week

Dortmund-Split up to twice a week

Dortmund-Majorca up to 16 times weekly

Dortmund-Alicante up to twice weekly

Dortmund-Malaga up to twice weekly

Dortmund-Catania up to three times weekly

Dortmund-Naples up to twice weekly

Dortmund-Heraklion up to three times a week

Dortmund-Kavala up to twice weekly

Dortmund-Rhodes twice weekly

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZR (msn 5525) (BVB 09 – Mannschaftsairbus) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 934497.

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Lufthansa Group offers seven additional long-haul tourist connections from Frankfurt and Munich

The Lufthansa Group now already offers exciting vacation destinations on long-haul tourist routes for summer 2022. In addition to four more routes from Frankfurt, the Munich hub will again be integrated more strongly into the Lufthansa Group’s long-haul tourist offering.

  • Directly from Munich to Punta Cana, Cancún and Las Vegas
  • Four additional destinations from Frankfurt: Fort Myers, Panama City, Salt Lake City and Kilimanjaro
  • All destinations for summer 2022 bookable as of May 26

From March 2022, flights will once again depart from Munich to the sunny destinations of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Cancún in Mexico. Each destination will be served twice a week. Moreover, there will be two flights per week from the Bavarian capital to Las Vegas in the United States.

Departing from Frankfurt, travelers can look forward to four dream destinations. Back on the flight schedule: Starting in March 2022, the Lufthansa Group will offer three flights a week to Fort Myers in the sunny state of Florida as well as to Panama City in Central America. In addition, Salt Lake City in the western United States will be on the flight schedule for the first time starting in May 2022 – with three flights per week. The Lufthansa Group is also expanding its services to East Africa and will be flying from Frankfurt to Kilimanjaro twice a week for the first time from June 2022. This summer, the flight schedule already includes Mombasa (Kenya) with onward flights to the dream island of Zanzibar (Tanzania).

The flights will initially be published with Lufthansa flight numbers next week (May 26) and will be bookable via lufthansa.com. They will be operated by Eurowings Discover in summer 2022. The new Lufthansa Group airline is specialized in tourist travel from the Frankfurt and Munich hubs.

Dortmund becomes the official home airport of the “BVB Mannschafts-Airbus“

Germanwings' 2016 "Borussia Dortmund Mannschaftsairbus" (Team Airbus) logo jet

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Eurowings is strengthening Dortmund: In the 2021 summer flight schedule, the Lufthansa subsidiary is significantly expanding its services and offering travelers from Dortmund six additional attractive holiday destinations in Spain, Italy and Greece. The new tourist destinations Alicante, Malaga, Catania, Naples, Heraklion and Kavala complement the existing connections that Eurowings already successfully operates to Lufthansa’s hub in Munich as well as to Split and Mallorca. Eurowings has expanded its connections to the popular Balearic island in particular.

“BVB Mannschafts-Airbus“ regular guest in Dortmund

To serve the expanded summer program, Eurowings will station a second aircraft in the Ruhr metropolis from June 2021. In this context, the “BVB Mannschafts-Airbus” –  a photo motif known throughout Europe due to its special black and yellow livery – will also be a regular guest in Dortmund in the future and take off from its home airport in the Ruhr region. This means that BVB fans from the Ruhr region will have the opportunity to meet “their plane” even more often than in the past.

“Dortmund is not only the home of our partner Borussia Dortmund, it is also where the roots of Eurowings lie,” said Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof. “That’s why we feel a particularly close bond with this aviation location and are expanding our flight offerings with all due caution. In doing so, we are strictly adhering to our industry-leading hygiene concept. Together with all Dortmund residents, we are pleased that the BVB Mannschafts-Airbus can now take off from here more frequently.”

Free middle seat bookable on all Eurowings flights from Dortmund

As on all Eurowings flights, passengers can reserve a free middle seat also from Dortmund in advance for as little as 10 euros and book it online at eurowings.com. The free middle seat can also be booked subsequently via the call center or even shortly before departure at the check-in counter. A reservation is possible as long as there are still enough seats available on the booked flight. If a passenger opts for the offer, the free seat is blocked with the booking and thus guaranteed not to be allocated elsewhere.

The 2021 summer destinations from Dortmund at a glance

Germany
Dortmund-Munich up to 11 times a week

Croatia
Dortmund-Split up to twice a week

Spain
Dortmund-Mallorca up to 16 times a week
NEW from June 2: Dortmund-Alicante up to twice a week
NEW from June 2: Dortmund-Malaga up to twice a week

Italy
NEW from June 2: Dortmund-Catania up to three times a week
NEW from June 4: Dortmund-Neapel up to twice a week

Greece
NEW from June 1: Dortmund-Heraklion up to three times a week
NEW from June 3: Dortmund-Kavala up to twice a week

In other news, Eurowings has integrated health data collection into the digital travel chain:

Available immediately on all Eurowings flights from Germany to Spain: Eurowings is integrating a new offer for particularly flexible, time-saving and safe travel in times of Corona. Passengers flying from Germany to Spain can now use the new health data solution “myHealth Docs” to conveniently check with just a few clicks whether they have all the necessary entry documents for their upcoming flight – such as an online registration as well as a negative Corona test.

The digital solution “myHealth Docs” was already successfully tested by many passengers on an Eurowings flight from Cologne/Bonn to Palma de Mallorca over the Easter weekend. In a further step, the airline has now extended the new service to all flights from Germany to Spain – additional flight connections as well as functions, such as uploading negative test results, are being planned.

Usage of the newly integrated “myHealth Docs” health data solution

To use the new service, Eurowings passengers check in for their flight as usual via the Eurowings customer app. In a next step, they can use the newly integrated solution “myHealth Docs” to fill out a digital health self-disclosure, which is required for entry in times of pandemic. This includes, for example, answering a couple of health questions, confirming the existence of the online registration for Spain as well as the existence of a negative Corona test. Based on this data, the digital boarding pass is automatically generated – with the additional note that all mandatory entry documents are complete.

Considerable time saving and reduction of physical contacts

By using “myHealth Docs”, passengers benefit from considerable time savings as they can easily see at a glance which documents are required: Thus, all passengers are well prepared for their flight, which in turn saves time at the check-in. Moreover, within the framework of the Lufthansa Group’s leading hygiene concept, this ensures that physical contacts at the airport are reduced to a minimum.

With the integration of “myHealth Docs” into the Eurowings customer app, Eurowings takes a further step in the digitalization of required entry documents, thus facilitating travel in times of pandemic.

Eurowings hygiene concept

The obligation to wear a protective medical mask continues to apply on Lufthansa Group flights to and from Germany. Passengers are obliged to wear either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask with the KN95/N95 standard during boarding, the flight and when leaving the aircraft. An exemption from this obligation to wear a mouth-nose mask during the flight is only possible for medical reasons if the medical certificate is issued on a form provided by the Lufthansa Group and a negative Covid19 test is available that is not older than 48 hours at the scheduled start of the journey.

In principle, infection on board is very unlikely. All aircraft of the Lufthansa Group are equipped with the highest-quality air filters, which ensure an air quality similar to that in an operating room. In addition, the air circulates vertically – instead of being distributed throughout the cabin – and is thus completely exchanged every two to three minutes. Furthermore, all Eurowings customers benefit from automatically included Corona travel protection when they choose a travel insurance policy of their choice with the airline.

Finally, Eurowings is planning to fly to Russia and Georgia for the first time:

Starting in summer with Eurowings nonstop to Russia and Georgia: the airline launches three new direct connections starting in July, flying its passengers from Düsseldorf to Russia for the first time – to Ekaterinburg and Krasnodar in Southern Russia – as well as to the Georgian capital Tbilisi.

The flights expand the range in the “Visit Friends and Relatives” segment, in which the Lufthansa subsidiary already offers numerous flights to Greece, Croatia, Algeria and Turkey, for example. Most recently, connections to Beirut in Lebanon and Erbil in northern Iraq were added to the Eurowings program in December. Eurowings is the leader in this market segment and is increasingly expanding its position in response to growing demand. As a result, even more travelers benefit from direct connections to their home countries.

The new routes will be operated by an Airbus A320.

Eurowings flights to Russia

From Düsseldorf to Krasnodar

From July 19, passengers will fly directly from Düsseldorf to Krasnodar in Southern Russia. Flights will be operated on Mondays and Fridays, each followed by a return flight

Monday: DUS – KRR, 11:45 a.m. – 4:55 p.m.; KRR – DUS, 6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: DUS – KRR, 07.15 a.m. – 12.25 p.m.; KRR – DUS, 13.45 p.m. – 17.00 p.m.

From Düsseldorf to Ekaterinburg

Starting July 24, Eurowings takes it passengers from Düsseldorf to Ekaterinburg every Saturday morning. The return flight leaves in the afternoon of the same day, touching down in Düsseldorf in the evening.

Saturday: DUS – SVX, 11:10 a.m. – 6:50 p.m.; SVX – DUS, 7:40 p.m. – 9:55 p.m.

Flights to Georgia

From Düsseldorf to Tbilisi

Starting July 21, Eurowings will connect Düsseldorf with the Georgian capital Tbilisi. On Wednesdays and Sundays, an Airbus A320 will take off from the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia to Georgia. Return flights to Düsseldorf are also offered on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Wednesday: DUS – TBS, 11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; TBS – DUS, 6:50 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: DUS – TBS, 07.15 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.; TBS – DUS, 2.20 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

All flight times are local times.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZR (msn 5525) (BVB 09 – Mannschaftsairbus) LHR (SPA). Image: 941520.

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Eurowings flies to Russia and Georgia for the first time

Eurowings issued this statement:

Starting in summer with Eurowings nonstop to Russia and Georgia: the airline launches three new direct connections starting in July, flying its passengers from Düsseldorf to Russia for the first time – to Ekaterinburg (above) and Krasnodar in Southern Russia – as well as to the Georgian capital Tbilisi.

The flights expand the range in the “Visit Friends and Relatives” segment, in which the Lufthansa subsidiary already offers numerous flights to Greece, Croatia, Algeria and Turkey, for example. Most recently, connections to Beirut in Lebanon and Erbil in northern Iraq were added to the Eurowings program in December. Eurowings is the leader in this market segment and is increasingly expanding its position in response to growing demand. As a result, even more travelers benefit from direct connections to their home countries.

The new routes will be operated by an Airbus A320.

Special 2021 livery to salute Eurowing's employees during COVID-19

Above Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZS (msn 5557) (The World’s Greatest Team) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 953364.

Eurowings flights to Russia

From Düsseldorf to Krasnodar

From July 19, passengers will fly directly from Düsseldorf to Krasnodar in Southern Russia. Flights will be operated on Mondays and Fridays, each followed by a return flight

Monday: DUS – KRR, 11:45 a.m. – 4:55 p.m.; KRR – DUS, 6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: DUS – KRR, 07.15 a.m. – 12.25 p.m.; KRR – DUS, 13.45 p.m. – 17.00 p.m.

From Düsseldorf to Ekaterinburg

Starting July 24, Eurowings takes it passengers from Düsseldorf to Ekaterinburg every Saturday morning. The return flight leaves in the afternoon of the same day, touching down in Düsseldorf in the evening.

Saturday: DUS – SVX, 11:10 a.m. – 6:50 p.m.; SVX – DUS, 7:40 p.m. – 9:55 p.m.

Flights to Georgia

From Düsseldorf to Tbilisi

Starting July 21, Eurowings will connect Düsseldorf with the Georgian capital Tbilisi. On Wednesdays and Sundays, an Airbus A320 will take off from the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia to Georgia. Return flights to Düsseldorf are also offered on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Wednesday: DUS – TBS, 11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; TBS – DUS, 6:50 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: DUS – TBS, 07.15 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.; TBS – DUS, 2.20 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

All flight times are local times.

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Lufthansa doubles number of flights for Easter travel season

Lufthansa has made this announcement:

Lufthansa is reporting an increase in bookings for the upcoming Easter travel season.  For the last two weeks, up to 80 percent more bookings were received for Mallorca, 20 percent more bookings for the Canary Islands, as well as 50 percent for Mexico. The lifting of travel restrictions to Mallorca by the Federal Government of Germany will further strengthen this trend. The airline is responding to the increased demand and has almost doubled the number of offered flights.

In total, Lufthansa will be offering around 1,200 European flights from March to April. That is around 200 percent more connections from Munich and around 50 percent more from Frankfurt compared with the current week.

Destinations in Spain are particularly in demand. That is why the airline is flying to almost every Canary Island for the first time. Capacities from Munich to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura will even be doubled for Easter, and from Frankfurt, capacities to Gran Canaria and Tenerife will be increased by 50 percent.

“Die Maus” (The Mouse) on D-AIRY”:


Mallorca is currently in particularly high demand among vacationers. Lufthansa has responded by significantly increasing the number of flights to Mallorca: instead of two weekly flights from Munich, there will now be up to eleven weekly connections, and from Frankfurt, instead of six weekly flights, there will now be up to 20 weekly connections during the Easter travel season.


In addition, Eurowings is currently successively expanding its frequencies to Mallorca: The airline is planning up to 325 weekly flights from 24 airports in Germany and the UK to Palma de Mallorca.

In addition, in Spain, the cities of Valencia and Málaga are usually  heavily booked by all sun-seekers over Easter.

In the case of overseas flights, Cancun in Mexico and San José in Costa Rica from Frankfurt are particularly in demand. Cancun can now be reached daily, San José five times a week.

Lufthansa aircraft photo gallery:

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Berlin to become a new Eurowings base

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Eurowings is stepping up its commitment in Berlin and will open a new base at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) on April 1, 2021. Eurowings had already emphasized the importance of the capital at the launch of the new airport in October 2020 and announced its intention to strengthen its position in Berlin. Now the airline is stationing three of its Airbus A320 aircraft at the new BER – just in time for the start of the world’s largest travel trade show, ITB.

For decades, the Lufthansa Group has reliably connected Berlin with Europe’s most important metropolises as well as long-haul destinations via Lufthansa’s major hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. In the meantime, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group have significantly expanded their market leadership at BER. With the opening of its base, Eurowings is also reacting to the withdrawal of international competitors who have largely left the German market in the wake of the crisis: “Others are leaving, we are staying here,” said Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof. Since the capital’s airport opened in October 2020, Eurowings has already taken off from Berlin more than 1,000 times. In February 2021, every third BER departure was a Eurowings flight.

Bischof describes BER and Eurowings as a “perfect match”: “Berlin is and will remain an absolute tourist magnet and one of the most exciting metropolises in Europe, both culturally and historically. So, it’s only logical that we, as Germany’s No. 1 tourist airline, expand our presence in the capital by opening our own base. We are very pleased to soon be able to fly residents of Berlin and Brandenburg to their well-deserved vacation after the end of the lockdown.”

Many Berlin pilots and flight attendants return to the capital city

Stationing own aircraft and corresponding Eurowings crews will create more than a hundred direct jobs for Berlin – and thus also the opportunity for many (ex-)Berliners to return home. Many pilots and flight attendants had to leave the capital in recent years in the wake of airline insolvencies or the withdrawal of a number of airlines.

“I’m glad to finally be back home, close to family and friends, thanks to the redeployment to BER. At the same time, I’m relieved not to have to commute to Stuttgart anymore,” says a delighted André Wetzel, flight attendant at Eurowings.

With the opening of the Berlin base in April, Eurowings will once again connect the capital with Cologne, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart up to three times a day – on many days even more frequently. The airline is focusing in particular on off-peak times, which are popular with travelers. As Germany’s largest vacation airline, Eurowings also has the most popular vacation destinations to Mallorca, the Canary Islands, Greece, Austria, Corsica, Croatia and Egypt in its program. The BER program in the summer flight schedule is supplemented by flights in the growing segment of family and home visits, for example to Beirut in Lebanon.

Aircraft operated by Eurowings will be positioned preferentially at Pier North of the new Capital Airport. Passengers thus benefit from short distances, boarding without bus transfers and a direct building connection to the Lufthansa lounge.

Eurowings aircraft photo gallery:

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