· Many new direct flights to Spain, Greece and Turkey
· Focus on Northern Europe with new destinations Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki
· Eurowings increases BER base to six stationed aircraft
· CEO Jens Bischof: “Others are pulling out; we’re expanding”
BERLIN/COLOGNE-BONN, 21 November 2022. Eurowings is significantly expanding its presence at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) and extending its range of attractive direct flight destinations. The start of the summer flight schedule from the end of March 2023 will see travellers being able to choose from almost 30 destinations with Eurowings from the capital’s airport – twice as many as before. New destinations already confirmed include Malaga, Alicante, Antalya, Graz, Larnaca and Rhodes. More flights to Berlin’s favourite holiday destinations are currently being planned. In addition to its expansion further south, Eurowings is notably boosting its services to Northern Europe: from March 2023, the Lufthansa subsidiary will connect the German capital with Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Helsinki. As part of this growth, Eurowings is adding to its base in the capital and will have six aircraft stationed at BER in the future. A fourth aircraft will consolidate Eurowing’s growth trajectory at the capital’s airport as early as in the current 2022/23 winter flight schedule.
With this significant expansion of its service range, the Lufthansa Group Airline is also reacting to the withdrawal of international competitors, who have pulled out of the German market as a result of the pandemic. Months ago, Eurowings had already emphasised the capital’s importance and announced its intention to consolidate its position in Berlin.
“Others are pulling out; we’re expanding”, Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof said at a joint press meeting with BER Airport. “Berlin is and will remain an absolute tourist magnet and one of the most exciting metropolises in Europe, both culturally and historically. Therefore, it’s only logical for us as a German airline to expand our presence and bring more Eurowings’ flights to the capital.”
Aletta von Massenbach, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “Doubling the aircraft fleet and connections at the capital airport by Eurowings is a powerful signal. The capital region is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and attracts people from all around the globe. Berlin and Brandenburg as an economic region are experiencing dynamic development, therefore providing airlines with the best conditions for continuous growth. The expansion of Eurowings’ services at BER means that the partnership will be further consolidated and the airport location’s connectivity extended. We would like to thank Eurowings and the Lufthansa Group for increasing their involvement and for their confidence in BER and the capital region.”
As Germany’s largest holiday airline with more than 4,000 employees, Eurowings has the most popular holiday destinations in Mallorca, the Canary Islands, Greece, Croatia and Egypt on its schedule. Domestically in Germany, the airline is the market leader in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart. Accordingly, Berlin has a high number of connections to Cologne, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart via Eurowings. Eurowings’ schedule at BER is supplemented by flights in the growing “Family and Homeland Visits” segment, for example, to Beirut/Lebanon.
The Eurowings’ schedule in summer 2023 from BER
Destinations in Northern Europe
· Denmark: Copenhagen (NEW)
· Finland: Helsinki (NEW)
· Sweden: Gothenburg (NEW)
Destinations in Central Europe
· Germany: Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
· Austria: Graz (NEW), Salzburg
Destinations in Southern Europe
· Greece: Heraklion, Rhodes (NEW)
· Croatia: Dubrovnik, Rjieka, Split, Zadar
· Spain: Alicante (NEW), Malaga (NEW), Mallorca
· Turkey: Antalya (NEW)
· Cyprus: Larnaca (NEW)
Destinations in the “Family and Homeland Visits” portfolio
· Lebanon: Beirut
Eurowings is the Lufthansa Group’s value airline and, therefore, part of the world’s largest aviation group. With its clear positioning as Europe’s value carrier for private and business travellers, Eurowings clearly distinguishes itself from the ultra-low-cost carrier segment, allowing its customers to fly affordably and flexibly with numerous booking options and extras as well as customer-friendly services. With its value concept, the German airline is responding even more strongly to the core needs of today’s air travellers – even more flexibility, comfort and sustainability. Eurowings offers direct flights to more than 140 destinations in Europe. With 11 international bases – including Europe’s number one holiday island Mallorca – the Lufthansa subsidiary is one of the largest holiday airlines in Europe. It currently has a fleet of around 100 aircraft and employs more than 4,000 people.
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