Eurowings Adds New Lebanon Route From Hamburg

German low-cost carrier Europwings has just announced that it is launching a new service connecting the Elbe River city of Hamburg to the Lebanese capital Beirut. Starting from November 7, 2021, the Lufthansa Group-owned airline will fly non-stop between Hamburg Airport (HAM) and Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY).

Eurowings Airbus A320
Eurowings now offers non-stop flights between Hamburg and Beirut. Photo: Eurowings

Direct non-stop flights will depart the northern German port city on Sundays at 07:00 and arrive in the Lebanese capital at 12:10. On the Europe to Middle East route, Eurowings will deploy one of its 48 Airbus A320-200 aircraft. The return flight departs Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) on the same day at 13:00, arriving back in Hamburg at 16:35 local time.

Eurowings will add a flight to Beirut in December

Starting December 17, 2021, the Düsseldorf-headquartered airline will double its flights to the Paris of the Middle East with an additional flight operating at the same times on a Friday.
In a statement about the new Hamburg to Beirut flights issued on September 30, 2021, the German budget airline points out that it has plenty of experience flying to the Lebanese capital.

Since December 2020, Eurowings has offered flights from both Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER) and Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) to Beirut. The addition of Hamburg to Beirut flights will be the third direct connection between Germany and Lebanon in the Eurowings network.

The new route from Hamburg to Beirut expands the Eurowings program called the “Visit friends and relatives” segment of its network. The program was already embedded in flights to various destinations in Greece, Turkey, Croatia, and even Erbil International Airport (EBL) in northern Iraq. In July of 2021, Eurowings added flights to its “Visit friends and relatives” from Germany to Tbilisi in Georgia and Ekaterinburg and Krasnodar in Russia.

In August, Eurowings connected Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) with Zvartnots International Airport (EVN) in Armenia’s capital Yerevan. Last month, the Lufthansa subsidiary also added flights between Düsseldorf and Kyiv Boryspil International Airport (KPB) in Ukraine.

Eurowings will double its Hamburg to Beirut flights in December. Photo: Eurowings

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Industry leader

Eurowings boasts that it is a leader in this market segment, offering budget flights from Germany, and says it will continue to expand its network to keep up with demand. The German LCC says that more and more travelers benefit from direct connections between Germany and their home countries. Eurowings now offers more than 100 non-stop flights to destinations in Europe from German airports.

Eurowings says that flights between Hamburg and Beirut can now be booked from its website or app with prices starting from €119.99 one way.

According to data and statistics website ch-aviation Eurowings fleet is made up of the following aircraft:

  • 31 x Airbus A319-100s
  • 48 x Airbus A320-200s
  • 2 x Airbus A321-200s
  • 2 x Boeing 737-800s
Eurowings offers five flights per week to Gratz from Stuttgart. Photo: Europwings

Broader developments

In other Eurowings news, the airline and fellow Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines are working together to optimize flights between Austria and Germany. Eurowings has taken over the Stuttgart to Gratz route from Austrian, offering five flights a week. While Austrian now connects its capital Vienna with daily flights to the Lower Saxony city of Hannover.

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