Eurowings Removes Boston From Timetable

Eurowings Removes Boston From Timetable

Lufthansa’s ‘Low Cost Carrier’ Eurowings announced earlier today that it was cancelling service between Cologne and Boston effective August 26, 2016.    The 3 weekly flights had been in place only since May 4.   No reason was given for the route cancellation but I suspect load factors were a major contributor to the decision.

Eurowings’ other US destination, Miami, remains in place for now with 3 flights per week from Cologne.  Eurowings continues to serve several other Caribbean destinations including Cancun and Havana, among others.

LUFTHANSA Considering Acquiring Air Berlin Routes And Aircraft

LUFTHANSA Considering Acquiring Air Berlin Routes And Aircraft

In news out of Germany in the last several hours, it appears that Lufthansa is a little bit more than serious about acquiring routes and aircraft from a struggling Air Berlin.

In a potential deal between unlikely bedfellows, Lufthansa is in discussions with AirBerlin’s main stake holder, Etihad, about the prospects of acquiring upwards of 40 aircraft and a majority of routes that are not operated in or out of AB’s hubs in Berlin and Duesseldorf.  The acquisition would also include the crews for the aircraft.

Air Berlin currently operates 148 aircraft, so any acquisition would be a major one, since it would cut Air Berlin’s fleet by 27%.   But this kind of a deal would also take the sting out of AB’s balance sheet which has hemorrhaged $1.29 BILLION in losses over the last 3 years.

The aircraft and routes would be assigned to Lufthansa’s Eurowings ‘Low Cost Carrier’ division and would immediately grow market share by eliminating the AB competition on the routes.   This also plays well in Lufthansa’s plan that seeks to grow Eurowings by 25-30% in the coming year.

The one fly in the ointment will be the anti-trust fears that Germany and the EU will have.   Historically,  Germany and/or the EU have not looked favorably at deals that potentially reduce competition in the marketplace.    But on the other hand, the real threat exists for the loss of thousands of jobs and the failure of an airline.

Not that the EU has made any good decisions lately, but here’s a chance for them to not screw something up! 😉

It would also be a welcomed jab at the ME3 who have been dumping capacity into Europe thanks to their subsidized operations, but I digress…….

 


Eurowings Is Going To Egypt…….

Eurowings Is Going To Egypt…….

It’s been a busy few days for Eurowings as they begin to update their Winter 2016/17 timetable.    First they announce service between Cologne and Havana, now they set their sights on Egypt.

Beginning on November 5, Eurowings will fly between Vienna and Marsa Alam,  a popular holiday destination in southeastern Egypt, along the shore of the Red Sea.  Wikipedia makes it look great.   This new destination fits the Eurowings agenda perfectly as they look to become a Low Cost Carrier option to unique holiday destinations normally not served by Lufthansa mainline service.

The new route will be flown by A321 aircraft and will operate once weekly on Saturdays:

Eurowings EW5910 will depart Vienna at 2:30p, arriving in Marsa Alam (RMF) at 7:40p.

Eurowings EW5911 will depart Marsa Alam at 8:20p, arriving in Vienna at 11:55p.

 


EUROWINGS Launches Cologne – Havana

EUROWINGS Launches Cologne – Havana

Beginning December 15, 2016, Eurowings will fly between Cologne and Havana with a weekly flight that will take place on Thursdays.   The route will be flown by an A330-200.

Flight details:

Eurowings flight EW188 will depart Cologne at 11:25, arriving in Havana at 4:50p

Eurowings flight EW189 will depart Havana at 6:50p, arriving in Cologne at 10:10a the following morning.

 

Booking is open for this new route


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EUROWINGS Adds New Destinations…..

EUROWINGS Adds New Destinations…..

Eurowings has added 6 new routes that will join the time table in the 4th quarter of this year:

Vienna – Las Palmas/Grand Canary effective October 30 begins 2x/week service (Thursdays and Sundays).

Vienna – Jerez de la Frontera effective October 30 begins 1x/week service (Sundays).

Vienna – Nuremburg effective October 30 begins 11x/week service.

Vienna – Pisa effective October 30  begins 2x/week service (Fridays and Sundays).

Vienna – Fuerteventura effective October 30 begins 2x/week service (Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Vienna – Malaga effective October 30 begins 2x/week service (Wednesdays and Saturdays).

For more information or to book, visit Eurowings.com.

 




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