Eurowings’ direct connection between Frankfurt and Las Vegas has been inaugurated. The Airbus A330-200 flight first operated yesterday and is due to run until the summer 2020 season at present.
The new route will see Eurowings flying to Las Vegas three times a week from Frankfurt, the aviation capital of Germany. While Las Vegas is known for its gambling possibilities, the city is much more than just one big casino. Passengers could come to explore the city, or to connect onwards to other destinations. The carrier becomes the second to operate non-stop from Frankfurt to Las Vegas.
Eurowings plans to fly from Frankfurt to Las Vegas three times a week. This is fairly similar to Conor, who also operates three flights a week to Las Vegas. However, this is not where the similarities end. The flights all operate on the same day, and within as little as one hour of each other on a Sunday. The other days of operations are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The route could almost be seen as fighting against Condor for the Las Vegas route. Condor was exclusively operating the route before but is now faced with competition from the Lufthansa Group’s low-cost carrier.
The new flight plan
While Condor uses multiple departure times throughout the week, Lufthansa’s Eurowings sticks to the one slot. All of these flights take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. According to Routesonline, this will see the following schedule enacted in both directions between Frankfurt and Las Vegas:
- Eurowings Flight EW1274 will depart from Frankfurt at around 10:35. It is then due to touch down at 13:40 in Las Vegas.
- Eurowings Flight EW1275 will depart from Las Vegas at 15:40. Following the flight, the aircraft is set to touch back down in Frankfurt at 11:55 the very next day.
Eurowings, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, is operating the new Airbus A330 service to Las Vegas. The carrier’s parent, Lufthansa is codesharing on the flight. EW1274 is coded as LH5436, while the return is also scheduled as LH5437.
However, in addition, neither Lufthansa nor Eurowings is actually operating the flight. The flight, instead, will be operated by yet another German Lufthansa airline, SunExpress. Despite getting underway with a 50-minute delay yesterday, the inaugural flight landed 15 minutes early at 14:20.
Larry Ryan, Senior Director Sales USA, Lufthansa Group told FOX News: “We are thrilled to offer our Las Vegas customers direct, non-stop access to our hub in Frankfurt, where they can enjoy a large range of options to connect internationally with our vast airline network.”
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The timetable information in this article was originally published by Routesonline.