“Everyone’s talking about it, we’re doing it” – is the slogan used by Eurowings at the ITB 2017 to launch a consistent program for digitising the company. The low-cost airline, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, will showcase its future program MakeMyWay at the world’s largest tourism trade fair in Berlin.
Eurowings has continued its move away from its past as a regional airline, retiring its last Bombardier CRJ-900 jet. Flight EW 4187 from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to Hamburg, which landed earlier, was the last scheduled flight for Eurowings operated by the aircraft.
Eurowings is working consistently on further expansion of its route network so as to offer passengers further attractive options for their holidays. Three new routes from Cologne/Bonn, Hanover and Vienna will complete the offering of the quality low-cost carrier from the Lufthansa Group in the summer 2017 flight schedule.
Welcoming 1.6 million more passengers last year than in 2015, Cologne Bonn Airport experienced an exceptional 15 per cent passenger traffic growth in 2016. As a result, the airport saw a total of 11.9 million passengers travelling last year.
Lufthansa has confirmed it will exercise the call option for the outstanding 55 per cent of the shares it does not own in Brussels Airlines. The call option will come into effect by the end of December, with the closing of the transaction will expected at the beginning of January 2017.
Eurowings is continuing the expansion of its long-haul offering to the USA and will double the number of routes to North America by July 2017. In addition to Las Vegas and Miami, the quality low-cost carrier will then offer affordable flights from Cologne/Bonn to Orlando and Seattle.
Flight attendants’ union Ufo has announced its members working for Eurowings in Düsseldorf and Hamburg will walk out on strike today. As a result of the action, Eurowings has suspended all of its domestic flights today. Passengers have been warned it will also be necessary to cancel or delay flights within Europe, with Eurowings working on an amended flight schedule for the period.
Eurowings has now introduced 72-hour airfare reservations. This enables customers to save the price of any flight found and then make plans with family or friends, or book other components of their trip, such as concert tickets, hire cars or hotels, calmly and without a rush.
Eurowings is pressing ahead swiftly with its recent decision to set up a new base on the Balearic island of Mallorca. The airline specialising in low-cost direct flights, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, has just released the first scheduled flights for booking which are to be operated by two Airbus A320 stationed at the airport in Palma de Mallorca.
Eurowings is taking the next step towards pan-European expansion, with the low-cost carrier opening its first base in a non-German-speaking foreign country in Palma de Mallorca. The Spanish island in the Mediterranean has long been seen as a top holiday destination with guaranteed sunshine far beyond Germany’s borders and has been breaking one visitor record after another for months.