Eurowings expands intercontinental range to Cape Town, grows long-haul offering

Eurowings has expanded its airline's intercontinental range to include Cape Town, with flights leaving for Cape Town from Cologne/Bonn once a week - with departures late on a Sunday evening, and returns every Monday evening.

Eurowings plans on growing its long-haul segment offering, with three long-haul aircrafts based in Munich, as well as Düsseldorf and Berlin as early as next autumn and spring respectively. This means that the Lufthansa subsidiary responsible for direct connections is also taking advantage of options in the rapidly growing low-cost long-haul market.

A large number of new flights within Germany and within Europe will also ensure optimum connections to the long-haul network and networking between the departure airports. For Eurowings customers, this means countless possible combinations for their air travel to Asia, the Caribbean or South Africa. The airline aims to maximise the planning options for its customers.

“Eurowings is heavily involved in long-haul transport as well. The offering has become an important part of our growth strategy. In the coming year, we are planning another huge development step and also the expansion of our long-haul offering to three other German airports in addition to Cologne/Bonn. As a result, Eurowings will become one of the largest, most important and most successful airline in Europe in this market segment,” Oliver Wagner, CEO of Eurowings.

"Cape Town and the Western Cape have had great success in building the reputation of the city and the province as not only a glorious international tourist destination but also a globally competitive business location. Especially for German and European tourists, Cape Town has become and continues to be, a favoured destination, owing to its beauty, exceptionally high quality of food, wine, customer service and friendly residents. The Lufthansa Group recognises that Cape Town’s popularity is not a trend, but rather a market that requires a long-term and dedicated investment,” says Andre Schulz, general manager for the Lufthansa Group Southern Africa.

The new Eurowings flight route will be operated with a comfortable long-haul Airbus A330.

Source: Bizcommunity