Eurowings Discover launches first US flight between Tampa and Frankfurt
Tampa Airport for the launch of Eurowings Discover in Frankfurt
Tampa International Airport hosted Eurowings Discover with a non-stop service to Frankfurt. The four-times-a-week service is the region’s first direct connection to the European Union since 2020.
With a welcome greeting for the American crew, Tampa airport officials and representatives from the Lufthansa Group and Eurowings Discover gathered to celebrate the region’s first direct service to the European Union since the start. of the pandemic.
Eurowings Discover CEO and Lufthansa Group Senior Captain Wolfgang Raebiger was there not only to join the celebration, but also to transport outgoing airline passengers from Tampa to Frankfurt. “Eurowings Discover provides reliable and quality service to the world’s most beautiful destinations,” said Raebiger. “In addition to the Tampa flight, we will be launching six additional destinations in the United States and Canada in 2022, including round-trip service from Fort Myers, Florida to Frankfurt.”
Florida is the Lufthansa Group‘s most prolific US market, with gateways including Miami and Orlando, and Fort Myers slated for 2022. “Germans love Florida,” said Silke Wobken, Lufthansa Group senior sales manager for USA East, who was also at the Tampa airport to celebrate.
Customers will benefit from a direct connection to the Lufthansa Group Frankfurt hub, as well as an extensive global network, including connections via Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and SWISS, as well as codeshare flights with United Airlines and Air Canada . In addition, from March 2, 2022, SWISS, operated by Edelweiss, will launch non-stop bi-weekly flights from Tampa to Zurich.
“The United States remains the most important market for the Lufthansa Group outside of our European bases, and we remain committed to the region as we plan our recovery from the impacts of the pandemic,” said Frank Naeve, vice-president. President of Passenger Airlines Sales, The Americas, Lufthansa Group. “Tampa is now our 18th gateway in the United States, and Florida has our largest footprint, with more Lufthansa Group gateways than any other state in the country. Florida travelers benefit from the extensive network we offer and we continue to see strong demand for travel to the region.
“To be Eurowings Discover‘s premier US marketplace is a huge honor for us,” said Joe Lopano, CEO of Tampa International Airport. “The resumption of non-stop flights to Frankfurt offers our travelers countless adventures in Europe and beyond, while injecting millions of tourism dollars into our region. We are grateful for our strong partnership with the Lufthansa Group and remain committed to supporting their growth in Tampa Bay.