“After the successes of Edelweiss in Zurich, and the deployment of the first few Eurowings long-haul aircraft departing from Munich, there will now also be flights available from Frankfurt, along with an increase in flights from Munich,” the airline said in an announcement.
For Frankfurt Airport, this means that, as of fall 2019, Eurowings will be taking off from the metropolis on the Main river. As a first step, Eurowings will offer flights from Frankfurt to the popular vacation islands Mauritius and Barbados when the winter flight schedule goes into effect in October 2019. In addition to this, there will also be flights to Windhoek in Namibia, with other destinations currently being planned.
All flights will be available for booking as of March 13.
From the Munich hub, Eurowings has already been successfully offering long-haul connections to a selection of tourist destinations since summer 2018. In the 2019/2020 winter schedule, Eurowings will also be connecting the Bavarian capital with Bangkok, Thailand. Connections from Munich to additional flight destinations are currently being planned.
“Demand is increasing rapidly… It is therefore only consistent that we offer an additional product line in Frankfurt and expand our portfolio in Munich,” said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
“This will help us to further strengthen our position, while Lufthansa’s feeder flights and the hubs in Frankfurt and Munich will make it even easier for our passengers to reach the most beautiful places in the world,” he added.
For this expansion Eurowings will be using a total of seven Airbus A330 aircraft.
Furthermore, Lufthansa will support the marketing activities for the new Eurowings long-haul destinations with its global selling power and high-quality service processes on the ground.