COLOGNE/BONN – The Eurowings long-haul offering continues to grow. Today, one of the quality low-cost airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft took off for the first time en route to Namibia’s capital Windhoek. The passengers on the almost fully booked plane departed from Cologne/Bonn’s Konrad-Adenauer airport punctually at 22:55. They will touch down in the south of the African continent after about ten and a half hours of flight time. In future, the route will be operated every Wednesday and Sunday, then from the 9th of October, the Sunday flight from Cologne to Windhoek will change to Monday. 

Eurowings’ long-haul flights are more than 90 percent booked. As a result, the low-cost long-haul offering is a success story that the airline will continue to expand sustainably in the future.

With the expansion of long-haul from Munich, flights can now be booked from southern Germany to Windhoek online at www.eurowings.com. The first flight from Munich departs in May 2018.

The airline also has additional connecting flights from many German and European airports in its offering, enabling travellers from other regions to benefit from Eurowings‘ competitive prices. Smart Connect flights can be booked from Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich, Vienna, London/Stansted and London/Heathrow.

Windhoek is situated 1,650 metres above sea level in a deep circular valley, surrounded by the Eros Mountains, Auas Mountains and the Khomas Highland. The largest city in Namibia is characterised by a mixture of modern and preserved colonial buildings. The city centre is easy to explore on foot and the busy main street of Independence Avenue, the Christ Church and the equestrian statue from the early 20th century are all worth seeing. The Katutura Art Centre in the Katutura district of the same name provides an insight into the history of the former township during the apartheid period.

Windhoek is also a suitable starting point for trips to the country’s national parks. Among the best known of these is the 22,000 square metre Etosha National Park. A somewhat longer drive to the Namib Rand Nature Reserve, one of Africa’s largest private nature reserves with its impressive scenic landscapes and rich flora and fauna, is also very worthwhile.

Flight times in detail:

EW 128 Cologne/Bonn (CGN) – Windhoek (WDH): departure 22:55, arrival 08:25 +1 hour (local time) / flight days: Wednesday, Sunday

From 9 October (Monday) departure: 18:45, arrival 05:15 +1 hour (local time)

EW 129 Windhoek (WDH) – Cologne/Bonn (CGN): departure 17:05, arrival 04:30 +1  hour (local time) / flight days: Monday, Thursday

From 10 October, Tuesday departure: 08:30, arrival 18:55 hour (local time)