EUROWINGS Introduces New Routes

EUROWINGS Introduces New Routes

Over the last few days, Eurowings has updated their timetable to reflect the launch of several new routes for the Fall/Winter of 2017/18.    The routes are primarily seasonal, either bringing passengers to warmer climates or taking them to winter hot spots for skiing.

Some of the flights will be operated by the aircraft that have been wet-leased by Lufthansa from Air Berlin, while others will fly under Germanwings flight numbers and aircraft.

The new routes are as follow:

Cologne – Grenoble effective October 29 will begin 1x/week service (Sunday).

Dusseldorf – Marrakech effective November 4 will begin 1x/week service (Saturday).

Dusseldorf – Zagreb effective October 31 will begin 2x/week service (Tuesday / Thursday).

Munich – Barcelona effective October 29 will begin 4x/week service (Monday/Tuesday/Friday/Sunday).

Munich – Fuerteventura effective October 29 will begin 2x/week service (Tuesday / Sunday).

Munich – Lanzarote effective November 1 will begin 1x/week service (Wednesday).

Munich – Las Palmas effective October 31 will begin 2x/week service (Tuesday / Saturday).

Munich – Marrakech effective November 3 will begin 1x/week service (Friday).

Munich – Skopje effective October 31 will begin 2x/week service (Tuesday / Friday).

Munich – Tenerife South effective October 30 will begin 2x/week service (Monday / Thursday).

Salzburg – Birmingham effective October 30 will begin 2x/week service  (Thursday / Saturday).

Salzburg – Glasgow effective December 9 will begin 1x/week service (Wednesday).

Salzburg – London Stansted effective October 29 will begin 4x/week service (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday).

Salzburg – Manchester effective December 4 will begin 2x/week service (Monday / Friday).

H/T: AirlineRoute.net
 

Eurowings Coming To Frankfurt

Eurowings Coming To Frankfurt

Beginning in Summer 2018, Lufthansa’s low cost carrier, Eurowings, will begin serving Frankfurt as the LH Group seeks to stem the competition coming from other European LCCs.

In an article published in Airliners.de, Eurowings boss Karl Ulrich Garnadt stated that due to the pressures seen coming from Ryanair and others, it made good business sense to counter the new competition.     Ryanair plans to begin service to Frankfurt this spring.

Such a move is made easier due to the fact that Eurowings will inherit 33 aircraft in the coming months after Lufthansa agreed to lease the aircraft from Air Berlin.   This is of course in addition to the aircraft that will join Eurowings after the acquisition of Brussels Airlines closes.  In all, the Eurowings fleet will grow to nearly 120 aircraft making it easier to operate from large hubs and to take on their competitors directly.

Previously, Eurowings announced that it will  begin flying from Lufthansa’s other Mega-Hub in Munich in March.   The initial timetable calls for flights to 32 cities throughout Europe, mostly towards ‘Holiday’ type destinations.

Bomb Threat Forces Eurowings Emergency Landing

Bomb Threat Forces Eurowings Emergency Landing

A bomb threat called into  Eurowings (LH’s Low Cost Carrier operator) was proven to be a hoax after the aircraft landed safely and was thoroughly searched by authorities.

The flight was enroute from Salalah, Oman to Cologne when the bomb threat forced the aircraft to divert to Kuwait City with 287 passengers and 10 crew aboard the Airbus A330.   Passengers were then able to continue onward to Germany.

BTW, has there ever been a ‘bomb threat’ called in that actually resulted in a bomb being discovered?   Didn’t think so.