27
July
2021
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09:54
Europe/Amsterdam

Eurowings flies Baden-Württemberg into the summer holidays

Summary
  • Germany's leading holiday airline has prepared intensively for the relaunch
  • Health and hygiene measures along the entire travel chain
  • COO Jens Ritter: "People finally want to travel again - and we are ready"
  • Eurowings has significantly increased its range of summer destinations in Stuttgart
  • 60 destinations in 18 countries are on the flight schedule of the Lufthansa subsidiary

The summer holidays will soon begin in Baden-Württemberg. Over the past weeks and months, Eurowings and its employees on board and on the ground have been working intensively with their partners at Stuttgart Airport to prepare for the start of the most wonderful time of the year. After the long lockdown, the desire to travel is greater this summer than it has been for a long time.

"People finally want to travel again - and we are ready. After the long period of lockdown, we as the Eurowings team are looking forward to flying more and more guests safely, reliably and with the best possible service to their holiday destinations," said Jens Ritter, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Eurowings. "We have used the time and prepared extensively for the new start over the past few months to give our guests in Baden-Württemberg a pleasant start to their holiday."

Greatest variety in the Southwest: Eurowings takes off from Stuttgart to more than 60 Destinations

With a rising vaccination rate, the demand for flights has increased significantly. Tourist destinations are demand - above all Mallorca, Greece, the Canary Islands and Croatia.  Eurowings has reacted to this by successively expanding its flight programme - and has increased its offer in Stuttgart, the largest Eurowings location in southwest Germany, by another 40 per cent during the holidays.

From Stuttgart, Eurowings offers travellers the largest range of flights at the location during the summer holidays: Over 60 destinations in 18 countries are on the programme. On the first holiday weekend, Eurowings expects around 25,000 passengers at the airport in the state capital. In total, the Lufthansa holiday carrier will take off from Stuttgart around 1,800 times during the summer holidays in Baden-Württemberg. Even if Eurowings offers a large part of its original route portfolio again over the summer, the programme in 2021 will only comprise around two-thirds of the pre-Corona capacity overall.

With the expansion of the summer offer, the active aircraft fleet is also growing: While Eurowings was still operating 12 aircraft from Stuttgart at the beginning of the summer, the airline will be using 15 Airbus aircraft in Stuttgart from August. This makes Stuttgart the second largest Eurowings base in terms of the number of aircraft stationed there. Across Europe, more than 80 aircraft will be flying for Eurowings in midsummer.

With Eurowings over 40 times a week from Stuttgart to Mallorca

With its wide range of holiday offers, Eurowings is positioning itself as Germany's leading holiday airline on short and medium-haul routes for the start of summer 2021: Majorca continues to be very popular with travellers and tops the hit list of Eurowings' most popular destinations again this summer. From Stuttgart alone, Eurowings flies to the Balearic island up to six times a day during the holidays. In total, Eurowings connects 24 airports in Germany and Austria with the popular holiday destination and is the undisputed No. 1 Mallorca shuttle with more than 300 weekly flights.

Greek Heraklion and Thessaloniki, Ibiza and Malaga also enjoy strong demand and are served daily. Other destinations include Sardinia, Croatia, Sicily and the smaller Greek islands. City travellers don't miss out either: Eurowings flies several times a week to Athens, Barcelona, or Budapest, for example.

Comprehensive protection measures along the entire travel chain

On all flights, Eurowings passengers benefit from the Lufthansa Group's industry-leading health and hygiene concept. The airline has implemented extensive protective and hygiene measures along the entire travel chain to provide guests with the best possible support from the planning of their journey to their arrival at their destination and their return to Germany, and to bring them safely to their destination. Wearing a mask on board Eurowings remains mandatory.

"Eurowings Travel Guide" provides information on entry requirements and protective measures

Eurowings wants to support its guests as best as possible in their travel planning. The Eurowings Travel Guide informs passengers daily about all important changes to Eurowings destinations, provides all current important information on entry as well as the current status of entry restrictions, whether a test is required or not.

Free middle seat bookable on all Eurowings flights

On all Eurowings flights, passengers can reserve a free middle seat in advance starting with just 10 euros and book it online via eurowings.com. The free middle seat can also be booked subsequently via the call centre or even shortly before departure at the check-in counter. A reservation is possible if there are still available seats on the booked flight. If a passenger decides to take advantage of the offer, the free seat is blocked with the booking and thus guaranteed not to be allocated elsewhere.

Flexible rebooking options for all Eurowings flights

In addition to the Corona insurance, which offers maximum protection at the destination, Eurowings passengers will continue to benefit from the existing flexible rebooking options as well as a basic return flight guarantee: passengers can change their Eurowings flights free of charge up to 40 minutes before departure, rebook as often as they like and change to another destination within Europe free of charge. Eurowings passengers who are already in their destination country are guaranteed to be brought back to Germany in the event of a newly issued travel warning or a lockdown.

Hassle-free luggage check-in thanks to evening-before check-in

Eurowings passengers who have booked a flight from Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn or Stuttgart can now check in their baggage between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. the evening before their flight, thus saving time on the day of departure. The offer also helps to reduce physical contact at busy check-in counters, especially at peak times with many departures. To ensure a smooth process, Eurowings recommends that its passengers check in online free of charge the evening before they check in their baggage. The entry documents required for the respective destination can also already be presented at the baggage check-in the evening before, so that passengers also receive their boarding pass for the next day at the same time and thus save time before departure.

myHealthDocs integrates health data into digital travel chain

With myHealthDocs, Eurowings is integrating the collection of health data into the digital travel chain. myHealthDocs is currently available for all flights from Germany and Austria to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Norway and Nice, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. On flights to Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Bosnia-Herzegovina, passengers can now also use the Self Attestation function via the web check-in in addition to the Eurowings app.