It has been announced that Eurowings and Smartwings will be further expanding their partnership with new bilateral codeshare services.
This article will cover the details surrounding Eurowings’ and Smartwings’ expanded partnership, now including new bilateral codeshare flights.
Eurowings & Smartwings – Bilateral Codeshares
In light of the recent surge in passenger volume in Prague, Czech Republic growing by more than 30% year-on-year, Eurowings and Smartwings have further strengthened their partnership with the addition of bilateral codeshare services.
During the first half (H1) of 2023, Eurowings carried a total of 300,000 passengers to and from the Czech capital city. This is coupled with the three Airbus A320 aircraft that the carrier currently has based in Prague under its Eurowings Europe arm.
In line with this new agreement, Smartwings flights from Prague to Tel Aviv in Israel, Valencia in Spain, Split in Croatia and Nice in France are now bookable under a Eurowings flight number, with more destinations planned to be added to the bilateral codesharing list for the two carriers.
Alongside this, a new route between Prague and Agadir in Morocco for Eurowings will start in the Winter 2023 season.
Commenting on their announcement of a much more strengthened partnership, Eurowings’ Chief Executive Officer, Jens Bischof, says, “The cooperation between Eurowings and Smartwings strengthens our position at our European base in Prague and enables us to offer our customers even more travel options from the Czech Republic.”
“Our partnership with Smartwings, which is well established in the Czech domestic market, strengthens our pan-European growth strategy. We look back on the successful start of our Prague base, which we have steadily developed within the last two years and will further expand.”
Adding to Bischof’s comments, Smartwings’ Chief Executive Officer, Roman Vik, adds, “We are delighted to deepen our codeshare cooperation with our key partner Eurowings. With this codeshare agreement, the networks of our two airlines will be better connected, significantly increasing the number of flight connections to a wide portfolio of destinations for our customers.”
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