EW Discover to Add Narrow Bodies and Consider 3Q21 Early Launch
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, will see their young daughter inc’l ops in 1Q22
16.06.2021 – 10:44 UTC
Victoria Falls International Airport, located in northwest Zimbabwe, will see its first scheduled intercontinental passenger flights next year after EW Discover (4Y, Frankfurt Int’l), Lufthansa’s new long-haul brand, has announced the start of a 3x weekly round trip service to the resort town of Frankfurt Int’l via Windhoek Int’l, Namibia from March 30, 2022.
Lufthansa’s Managing Director (Southern and Eastern Africa), André Schulz, confirmed to ch-aviation that the airline had not obtained fifth freedom traffic rights over the Namibia-Zimbabwe sectors and vice versa, but that she strives to achieve it. Fifth freedom rights would allow the airline to fly from Germany and pick up paying passengers in Namibia and transport them to Zimbabwe, and vice versa.
The government of Zimbabwe has previously granted fifth freedom rights to Kenya Airways (in Cape Town), RwandAir (in Cape Town) and Ethiopian (in Gaborone) via Victoria Falls in an attempt to increase the influx of tourists to the region. , located along the Zambezi. River. Over the past decade, he has spent over $ 200 million to build …
Eurowings plans more bases outside DACH countries
30.04.2021 – 10:21 UTC
Preparing for pan-European expansion, Eurowings (EW, Düsseldorf Int’l) is in talks with numerous airports and local authorities on plans for several potential bases outside of its main German-speaking markets, chief executive Jens Bischof said at the meeting. ‘a CAPA webinar.
“We were able to identify [potential bases] in the Nordic countries, but also in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe … We are already in very specific and very developed discussions with airports, communities, of course, governments. We will do it [launch the bases] over the next, say, three to nine months, depending on how quickly we recover from COVID-19, ”he said.
Although he did not identify any specific airports, he clarified that Eurowings hoped to transform into a low-cost pan-European carrier operating services beyond Germany. The Lufthansa Group LCC already has bases outside its home market in Salzburg in Austria, Palma de Mallorca and Pristina in Kosovo.
“I think the current situation, the pandemic, will open up new opportunities … The presence of the Eurowings brand is not where it should …