Lufthansa carriers open new winter destinations

Austrian, Brussels, Eurowings, Germanwings, Lufthansa, SWISS reveal winter details
The airlines in the Lufthansa Group– Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Germanwings, Lufthansa and SWISS – are adding new destinations this winter season, offering 261 destinations in 101 countries.
This winter, Lufthansa itself will serve 197 destinations and operate 9,900 flights per week. Along with Tampa in Florida, a new destination since September 25, Nairobi (Kenya) will be launched from the end of October and at the beginning of December, Cancun (Mexico), served mainly by charter flights, Malé (Maldives) and Mauritius will follow, with Panama City rounding off the new timetable in March 2016.
Also this winter, Lufthansa will operate its A380 flagship on Frankfurt-Hong Kong for the first time, services from Luxembourg will be expanded, while with 28 weekly flights from Frankfurt and 24 flights from Munich the Benelux countries will be served more frequently than before.
Cape Town will again be connected with the Munich hub, daily. Lufthansa customers can also escape the cold and fly to new destinations in the Canary Islands. A new connection between Munich and Fuerteventura will be launched on October 25 and on October 31 Tenerife will follow.
Passengers will also be able to fly non-stop from Munich to Finland’s largest winter sports centre from December 19, as Lufthansa takes off every Saturday to Kittilä, near the ski resort of Levi.
Meanwhile, Germanwings and Eurowings will offer flights to 100 destinations in 36 countries in the winter timetable, including intercontinental destinations. Germanwings flights to Berlin-Schönefeld will complement the carrier’s existing services to Berlin, and 35 flights a week will take off from Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart to Berlin-Schönefeld.
This winter, Eurowings will take off from its new Austrian base in Vienna, to Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and London. In November, it will launch long-haul flights from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Varadero in Cuba. Further destinations will be Phuket and Bangkok in Thailand, Dubai and Puerto Plata and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
From January, SWISS’s new long-haul Boeing 777-300ER will enter service on routes from Zurich, on a route to New York. The carrier will also boost frequencies on routes to Sao Paolo and Miami and expand services from Geneva to destinations in Russia and Portugal.
Austrian will focus on leisure destinations such as Miami, to be served five times a week, and will also offer flights to Mauritius, Colombo in Sri Lanka and, from November, to Marrakesh, Morocco.
Brussels Airlines is underlining its position as an Africa specialist with the launch of a new connection on October 26 between Brussels and Accra, Ghana. The schedule offers good connections to Scandinavia as well as Germany, the UK, the USA and elsewhere.
Brussels Airlines is also expanding its European network, to Bremen five times a week, while Billund (12 flights/week) and Zagreb will be served for the first time. It also flies to Tenerife and Gran Canaria and increases frequencies to Monrovia (Liberia), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Lomé (Togo), Cotonou (Benin) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).
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