COLOGNE/BONN – In the future, Eurowings and South African Airways will work closely together. As part of the new relationship, the Star Alliance partner will access the Eurowings route network for feeder flights to its long-haul connections from all over Europe. This means that South African Airways passengers can start their trip to Africa with Eurowings. South African Airways is one of Africa’s most respected airlines. The cooperation has already been launched as an extended interlining agreement.
In addition to the cooperation with South African Airways, there are only a few days to go until Eurowings launches a new route of its own to South Africa: The first flight on the route between Cologne/Bonn and Cape Town will take off on 5 November 2017. Bookings for this new intercontinental route are already off to an excellent start. Eurowings starts the offering with high capacity utilisation of its Airbus A330 jets. This shows without doubt that South Africa is one of the most popular long-distance travel destinations for Germans.
German passengers are particularly interested in feeder flights to London-Heathrow and Munich from where they can change to the South African Airways long-haul flights to Johannesburg. South African Airways offers a large number of connecting flights out of Johannesburg, both within South Africa and also internationally.
Both airlines are expecting a higher volume of passengers, more comfort and greater flexibility for passengers within the collaborative working relationship. In the context of this cooperation with one of the leading African airlines, Eurowings will also have the chance to open up additional customer groups in the high-end market segment.
South African Airways’ passengers will also enjoy maximum comfort on board the Eurowings feeder flights. If they have booked business class for their long-haul flight, they will also travel at Eurowings’ “Best” rate, if this rate is offered on the route selected. Economy class passengers on the long-haul route will fly at Eurowings “Smart” rate which includes a free snack and a seat with more legroom.