Lufthansa Group has announced that its low-cost subsidiary Eurowings will have a long-distance service base at Frankfurt airport, the largest in Germany.
The plan of flights for the winter 2019/2020, which applies as of next October, plans to park four long-haul aircraft of the airline at said airport.
The list of destinations confirmed by the company includes Mauritius, Barbados and Windhoek (Namibia), which will soon be joined by others. Eurowings passengers will thus be able to use all the services offered by Lufthansa at the company’s most important operations center, a spokesperson explained.
The decision of Lufthansa regarding Eurowings generates pressure in the tourist company Condor, that recently was put on sale next to other airlines of the British group Thomas Cook.
In addition, Eurowings is also expanding its long distance offer from Munich, a program started last year. Just like the Frankuft-based airplanes, the three Airbus parked there are operated by another Lufthansa subsidiary, Sun Express, which provides services on behalf of Eurowings.
Likewise, in the next winter Eurowings will use four A330s of Brussels Airlines, also owned by Lufthansa, to cover destinations from the Düsseldorf airport in western Germany.