LONDON – On May 23, the Lufthansa Group’s newest subsidiary airline, Eurowings Discover, commenced a new service to Salt Lake City.
The new service connects Germany’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) in Utah, United States, and this new route means that Eurowings Discover has become the first and only carrier to operate direct flights to Salt Lake City.
This new service will be operated three times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. However, is only due to operating during the summer season from May 23 through to October 14.
The flight itself, Eurowings Discover 4Y58 / LH4390 will leave Frankfurt at 11:15 am and will arrive in Salt Lake City at 14:10pm.
The return flight, Eurowings Discover 4Y59 / LH4391 will depart Salt Lake City at 15:40 pm after one hour and 30 minutes on the ground, and will arrive back in Frankfurt at 10:10 am the following morning. All times are local.
Commenting on the new route, Eurowings Discover’s Chief Commercial Officer, Helmut Woelfel has said, “We are thrilled to be the first airline to offer nonstop flights from Europe’s German-speaking region to Salt Lake City, UT.”
“With Eurowings Discover’s full integration into the Lufthansa Group network, it was never easier for travelers from all over Europe to visit fascinating Utah and its surroundings.”
“It is a great and unique addition to our flight schedule, as well as a valuable extension of the Lufthansa Group network in the U.S. We look forward to flying many travelers to and from Salt Lake City International Airport this summer.”
Don Bunkenburg, Senior Director of Sales U.S., Central, West, and Central America for the Lufthansa Groups adds, “The United States remains the most important market for the Lufthansa Group outside of our European bases, and we remain committed to the region as we map our recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.”
“Salt Lake City is a brand new gateway for the Lufthansa Group and we could not be happier to add more opportunities and capacity into and out of the United States.”
Throughout the duration of the summer, the flight will be operated by Eurowings Discover’s Airbus A330 aircraft.
In their fleet, they currently have a total of 10 Airbus A330 aircraft, broken down as, three Airbus A330-200s which were transferred from SunExpress Deutschland, and seven Airbus A330-300s that were transferred from Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, and Edelweiss Air.
They are also due to receive one further Airbus A330-300 aircraft from Lufthansa for a total of eight of the type.
Salt Lake City International Airports’ Executive Director, Bill Wyatt, has also commented on the new route with Eurowings Discover, saying:
“Since Eurowings Discover announced nonstop service between SLC and Frankfurt a year ago, the excitement and anticipation have been building. Today, we give a hearty welcome to our newest international carrier and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”
What this means for the Lufthansa Group…
The addition of this new route will bring the group’s total United States destination count to 30, the largest offering that they have ever had for the continent.
It also marks the fourth destination in the United States for Eurowings Discover itself alongside Fort Myers (Southwest Florida International Airport – RSW), Las Vegas (Harry Reid International Airport – LAS), and Tampa (Tampa International Airport – TPA).
The airline also has a new route to Anchorage in Alaska that will inaugurate in early June.