German LCC debuts in SA with direct flight

Eurowings, German low-cost fully owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, will enter the South African market with a direct seasonal flight between Cape Town and Cologne, Germany, commencing on November 5.

André Schulz, gm of Lufthansa Group, Southern Africa says: “This is just the next step in the Lufthansa Group strategy to increase its service offering to Southern Africa.”


Last year, Lufthansa announced a codeshare service on flights to Cape Town with Edelweiss Air. Earlier this year, the airline also announced that Eurowings would fly from Cologne to Namibia from July.

André said pre-bookings for the Cologne-Namibia route had been very good, and it was therefore decided to introduce more flights to Southern Africa. The new flight is aimed primarily at German and European leisure travellers.

Flight EW 126 will depart Cologne at 15h00 on Sundays and arrive in Cape Town at 03h10 the following day. Return flight EW 127 will depart Cape Town on Mondays at 04h40 and arrive in Cologne at 16h45 the same day.

The last flight of the season, flight EW 127, will depart Cape Town on March 26, 2018.

The flights will be operated with an Airbus A330 with 17 seats in premium economy seats and 289 in economy.

A return flight in economy class from Cologne to Cape Town will be around €630 (R8 886) including taxes.

Source: Travel & Meetings Buyer