LONDON – On November 21, the German LCC (low-cost carrier), Eurowings, announced that from the end of March 2023 they will be substantially expanding their Berlin operations.
Eurowings, part of the Lufthansa Group, will be significantly expanding its Berlin scheduled operations for the Summer 2023 season and will be offering nearly 30 destinations from the German capital which is double what the carrier was offering during the Summer 2022 season.
The following list is all the destinations that have so far been planned for the Summer 2023 season for Eurowings at Berlin, however, it is worth noting that there are more destinations still being planned into their programme so this list will still grow.
- Northern Europe
- Denmark – Copenhagen Airport (CPH). This is a new service.
- Finland – Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL). This is a new service.
- Sweden – Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT). This is a new service.
- Central Europe
- Germany – Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS), Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) & Stuttgart Airport (STR). All previously operated.
- Austria – Salzburg Airport (SZG). Previously operated.
- Southern Europe
- Croatia – Dubrovnik Airport (DBV), Rijeka Airport (RJK), Split Airport (SPU) & Zadar Airport (ZAD). All previously operated.
- Cyprus – Larnaca International Airport (LCA). This is a new service.
- Greece – Heraklion International Airport (HER) & Rhodes International Airport (RHO). Rhodes is a new service.
- Spain – Alicante Airport (ALC), Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport (AGP), Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI). Alicante and Malaga are both new services.
- Turkey – Antalya Airport (AYT). This is a new service.
- Family & Home-Country
- Lebanon – Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY). Previously operated.
All of these services will be of course operated by Eurowings’ narrowbody Airbus fleet. The fleet consists of 31 Airbus A319’s in a mixed configuration of either 144 or 150 economy class seats. It further includes 43 Airbus A320ceo’s in a mixed configuration of either 174 or 180 economy class seats and five Airbus A320neo’s both with a configuration of 180 economy class seats.
Eurowings also has further orders for 15 more Airbus A320neo aircraft to join its fleet, all of which were transferred from Lufthansa’s mainline order of Airbus A320neo aircraft.
Commenting on their latest route announcement, Eurowings’ Chief Executive Officer, Jens Bischof, said: “Others are pulling back, we are building up.”
“Berlin is and remains an absolute tourist magnet and one of the most exciting metropolises in Europe, both culturally and historically. So it’s only logical for us as a German airline to expand our presence and bring more Eurowings to the capital.”
Chairwoman of the Management Board at BER, Aletta von Massenbach, also added, “The doubling of the aircraft fleet and connections at the capital’s airport by Eurowings is a strong signal. Globally, the capital region is one of the most popular travel destinations and attracts people from all over the world.”
“Berlin and Brandenburg as an economic region are experiencing dynamic development and offer airlines the best conditions for consistent growth. The expansion of Eurowings’ services at BER further strengthens the partnership and enhances the connectivity of the airport location.”
“We thank Eurowings and the Lufthansa Group for expanding their commitment and for their confidence in BER and the capital region.”
It is great to see Eurowings expanding their services at Berlin. This is a sign that the growth in the German aviation sector is well underway to being back to usual levels and hopefully this means that Eurowings and the Lufthansa Group will benefit from a profitable 2023.