13 NOVEMBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 13 NOVEMBER 2017

Cape Town joins Cologne roster

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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