13 NOVEMBER 2017
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Just months after Cologne Bonn added Namibia to its African route network with Eurowings, the Lufthansa group carrier has begun the airport’s first connection to South Africa.
Launching the low-cost long-haul services to Cape Town from the German gateway last week, the airline said the 9,490km (5,124nmi) sector will be flown weekly using the airline’s 306-seat Airbus A330s.
Airport chairman Michael Garvens said: “Cape Town is another spectacular long-distance destination for our passengers who want to fly comfortably and non-stop to the South African metropolis.
“They now have the exclusive opportunity from Cologne Bonn as our direct connections to Cape Town and Windhoek are unique in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.”.
South Africa becomes Cologne Bonn’s sixth African country market to be served, with the Eurowings’ operation joining the airport’s existing links to Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia and Tunisia.
A result of this capacity expansion sees Cologne Bonn now offering more than 4,000 weekly one-way seats to eight destinations on its African network. South Africa also becomes Cologne Bonn’s 48th country market to be served during 2017.
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