Eurowings is planning network expansion from their hub in Stuttgart, with new routes to cities such as Malta, Belgrade, and Florence. Additionally, they will be running special football flights for fans heading across Europe to barrack on their favorite teams.
What are the details?
Eurowings has added a range of new flights to its upcoming summer 2020 flight schedule, as revealed by World Airline News.
Stuttgart (STR) – Malta (MLA)
From the 1st of June, 2020, Eurowings will be flying twice a week to the island country of Malta. The service will operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.
Stuttgart (STR) – Florence FLR
Italian fans get to rejoice with a new route to the hub of Tuscany, Florence. The route will be operated four times a week by Eurowings, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This route will also launch on the 1st of June, 2020.
Stuttgart (STR) – Belgrade (BEG)
Eurowings has planned a route to Belgrade on the 2nd of June, 2020. This route will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday.
In a Eurowings statement to Simple Flying – “Eurowings will be operating the routes STR – BEG and STR – MLA with the Airbus A320 Family. The STR – FLR connection will be operated with a Dash Q400. Depending on demand, the use of larger aircraft on the route between Stuttgart and Florence is also likely.”
Eurowings will also be putting on a special series of flights for those heading to football matches across the European contentient.
“During the group phase of the European competitions, Eurowings has specifically increased flight capacity on its Europe-wide route network and offers football fans from Germany, England, Austria, Italy, Spain and Hungary a quick and easy journey to the respective venues. To date, 18 additional flights have already been scheduled” – Eurowings Press Release via World Airline News.
Additionally, they will do special charter flights from Liverpool to Salzburg for the final match for the defending football champions. If you want to read more about these special sport flights, you can see their entire schedule here.
Who are Eurowings?
Eurowings is the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Lufthansa and their answer to the likes of EasyJet and Ryanair. They fly to 79 destinations with their 147 aircraft. Their fleet is made up of a colourful arrangement of aircraft, from Airbus A319s to a single Airbus A340-300. A common misconception is that they have an all airbus fleet, but they also have six Boeing 737-800s and 16 De Havilland Dash 8-400s.
This news that they are opening three new routes is rather interesting considering the last few stories we have published regarding their financial situation. With the word on the street that they are cutting routes due to financial losses, the reposition of these fleet aircraft to new routes is a little strange.
Whether or not they will actually go through with these three new routes remains to be seen.
What do you think of these new routes? Will you be flying on them?