Germanwings, has launched new flexible fares across selected European routes. A special “Flex Plus” tariff, which was previously only available for business travellers on routes within Germany, has been expanded to selected international routes to allow passengers to make alterations at short notice free of charge, or cancel the booking.
The move demonstrates the budget airline’s response to the high demand for the existing Flex Plus offer, which was introduced in Germany in March 2007. Over 40 per cent of Germanwings passengers are business travellers, representing the single largest group of customers. The new service offers passengers greater convenience and flexibility in planning trips, which business travellers in particular find beneficial.
The Flex Plus tickets are available from only 169 euros for internal flights within Germany. International flights, such as Stansted to Cologne, costs as little as £199 and Stansted to Stuttgart, costs from £209.
The Flex Plus tariff will be extended to other typical business travel destinations in the Germanwings Europe-wide network, including Zurich, Vienna and Milan, with no charges for rebooking and the possibility to make a cancellation. Flex Plus tickets are also eligible for double points, as part of the airlines Boomerang Club loyalty scheme.
Spokesman for the Board of Germanwings, Thomas Winkelmann, welcomed the extension of Flex Plus to the European flight network:
“The new tariff offers our business customers the greatest possible freedom at a low-cost price, he said.”