New European airline launches direct flights to US and Canada
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Eurowings Discover, a German long-haul airline, is looking to significantly expand its flight card in the coming months. This new leisure airline associated with the Lufthansa Group adds all-new destinations across Canada, the Caribbean and the United States
The newly formed airline took off in July 2021 in hopes of attracting holiday passengers traveling to faraway exotic locations without the added stress of a connection or layover. Currently, the airline offers flights to destinations in a number of cities in Africa, Europe and the United States, from their hub in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany. Through Summer 2022, Eurowings Discover plans to serve 44 destinations from its Frankfurt hub and 25 flights from its second hub in Munich, Germany. But starting this month, the airline is looking to expand even further, offering passengers new routes and options for North Americans looking to travel to Europe.
New routes in the United States
Last month, Eurowings Discover launched its inaugural flight to Tampa International Airport nonstop from Frankfurt. This brand new flight will be launched four times a week and will become a second option for passengers traveling to Europe from this city. Additionally, British Airways flies direct to London’s Gatwick Airport five times a week.
Beyond the recent flights from Tampa, the airline plans to launch six additional destinations in the United States and Canada in 2022.
Frank Naeve, Vice President Airline Passenger Sales, Americas, Lufthansa Group, said: “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.
Eurowings Discover plans to launch direct flights to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida this year – scheduled to begin March 28, 2022 and operate four times a week from Frankfurt. A flight from Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska is scheduled to begin in May and will run three times a week to Frankfurt. The company has also announced future flights to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City – although an official launch day has yet to be released.
New routes to Canada
The United States is not the only country Eurowings Discover is looking to expand into, they also have their sights set on Canada. From May 23, 2022, the airline plans a direct flight from its Frankfurt hub to Calgary International Airport, four times a week. Canadian flights don’t stop there. June 13and2022, Eurowings Discover will launch non-stop service to Halifax Stanfield International Airport from Frankfurt three times a week.
For passengers looking to escape the cold, Eurowings Discover is also looking to increase flight options to the sunny Caribbean. Last week, the airline flew its maiden flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Puerto Plata, located in the Dominican Republic. It’s the third route to the Dominican Republic for this airline, joining their direct flights to Punta Cana from Frankfurt AND Munich which launched last fall. This flight to Puerto Plata will operate twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Other Caribbean destinations the airline already serves are the beautiful island of Barbados, Montego Bay in Jamaica and the resort town of Varadero in Cuba.
Eurowings Discover operates the Airbus A330 on its long-haul routes, offering three different classes of service: Economy, Premium Economy and Business.
Economy Class offers passengers a high-quality travel experience, with all meals and non-alcoholic beverages included in the price. Additionally, there is an option to buy on board for other snacks and alcoholic beverages.
Premium Economy service offers travelers wider seats, extra legroom with footrests and large TV screens. All meals are included, along with a complimentary selection of beer and wine.
Business class customers can expect extra wide seats that convert to double beds. They will also have their choice of meals and a selection of alcoholic beverages included in the price.
Due to the Lufthansa Group’s involvement in the Star Alliance, Eurowings Discover is a partner with United and Air Canada for passengers to earn and redeem miles. This means that when booking a Eurowings Discover flight, passengers must enter their United Mileage Plus number or Aeroplan frequent flyer number in order to use or redeem miles for their journey.
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