Eurowings Newscloud Ticker – 1 August 2023

Travel barometer: Trend Destinations of last-minute travellers / Pride flights to the CSDs / Recruiting in cockpit on permanent basis

  • Eurowings travel barometer: Trend destinations of last-minute travellers
  • From CSD to CSD – Eurowings operates “Pride Flights”
  • Eurowings recruits in the cockpit again on a permanent basis

Eurowings travel barometer: the trend destinations for last-minute travellers
Where do travellers go who decide to fly at very short notice? Most spontaneous bookers are currently heading for classic sun destinations with Eurowings. Palma de Mallorca remains by far the top destination for vacationers from all over Germany. In addition to the popular Balearic Island, Malaga and Antalya are currently showing the strongest growth from Dusseldorf, while demand is also increasing for Reykjavik in Iceland. Cologne-Bonn presents a somewhat different picture: from the cathedral city, last-minute travellers are more likely to head for Heraklion, Ibiza, or the Canary Islands. From Berlin, Turkey and Cyprus are at the top of the list. From the North of Germany many last-minute passengers fly to Antalya, followed by Faro, Malaga and Varna. Last-minute bookers from Stuttgart prefer to travel to Barcelona and North Africa (Agadir, Monastir).

Tip for the number 1 destination Palma de Mallorca: In general, spontaneous travellers can still get affordable flights to the sunny island from smaller airports such as Bremen (29.99 euros), Dresden (39.99 euros) or Dortmund (44.99 euros). In addition, flights for destinations on Sardinia (Olbia), along the Côte d'Azur (Nice) or on Ibiza can still be found for under 50 euros one-way in the BASIC fare for the next two weeks.

From CSD to CSD – Eurowings operates “Pride Flights”
Eurowings is supporting the Pride Season again this year – not only with Eurowings-branded trucks at the Christopher Street Day demonstrations (CSDs) in the German cities of Berlin, Stuttgart, and Hamburg – but also with so-called “Pride Flights”. The first Pride Flight already took off from Cologne to Berlin, one day before the CSD was taking place in the destination city. The special feature on board: All seats are equipped with headrest covers in the colorful Pride design, there are small gifts for the passengers and a special announcement referring to the Lufthansa Group-wide queer network Diversifly and the CSDs. Eurowings wants to set a visible sign for diversity and equal rights.

Kai Duve, CFO of Eurowings: „Bringing people together is the purpose and self-image of our company. And especially the idea that we achieve more together, and free of discrimination is something we want to live both internally and carry to the outside world. It is important to me personally to set visible signs that we offer an open, safe, and attractive working environment in which all employees are welcome. Because diversity and equal opportunities must become a matter of course.”

The last “Pride Flight” of the season is planned for 4 August from Stuttgart to Hamburg.

Eurowings recruits in the cockpit again on a permanent basis
The strong comeback of the travel industry is keeping the HR department at Eurowings on its toes. Germany's largest vacation carrier is on the cusp of 5,000 employees for the first time in Eurowings' 30-year history. Numerous specialists are still being sought and recruited, especially IT experts, technicians, flight attendants and pilots. For the major German Eurowings locations Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, and Stuttgart, the Lufthansa Group Airline is primarily recruiting first officers – with and without typerating for the Airbus A320. The employment is permanent and full-time. Eurowings thus offers long-term career prospects and a secure job in a cockpit of the Lufthansa Group. To the job advertisement