28 NOVEMBER 2016
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A major expansion of long-haul services which will double the number of its routes to North America by next July is on the way from German carrier Eurowings. All the flights will use Cologne/Bonn Airport, with connecting services from Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
The expansion involves the addition of two flights a week to Orlando from 8 July and three a week to Seattle from 11 July to Eurowings’ long-haul network, which already covers Boston, Las Vegas and Miami. Flights will use a long-range Airbus A330.
The long-haul portfolio also includes four destinations in Central America – Havana and Varadero in Cuba plus Puerto Plata and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
The airline will also by flying to Mauritius and Bangkok as part of the summer schedule.
Eurowings says its long-haul business is “developing consistently” alongside its European routes into another important source of income, with more than 420,000 passengers travelling to a different continent with the airline since the launch of long-haul flights in November last year.
It has a mainly-Airbus fleet supplemented by 10 Bombardier CRJ900s and two Boeing 737-800s. The CRJs are in the process of being transferred to Lufthansa CityLine, to be replaced by A320-200s.
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