Airlines Eurowings to establish new base at Berlin-Brandenburg

Low-Cost carrier and Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings has announced plans to open a new base at Berlin-Brandenburg International.

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Starting in April this year, Low-cost carrier Eurowings will be more present at the newly opened Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER). The airport was finally opened in October last year and with this happening, the old Tegel Airport was shut down for passenger airline operations.

Thee of its aircraft will be stationed at the new airport to strengthen connections between Germany´s capital and the European countries. In the wake of the crisis, many airlines have left the German market but Eurowings sees potential after the Covid pandemic.

Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof explained: "Berlin is and will remain an absolute tourist magnet and one of the most exciting metropolises in Europe, both culturally and historically. So, it’s only logical that we, as Germany's No. 1 tourist airline, expand our presence in the capital by opening our own base. We are very pleased to soon be able to fly residents of Berlin and Brandenburg to their well-deserved vacation after the end of the lockdown."

The German carrier added that approximately 100 direct jobs will be created with the stationing of Crews and personnel. This is an important commitment to the economy of the City and is also a further step to fight competition.

Strategically, Eurowings will be operating flights mainly in off-peak times. The carrier will be serving the routes between Berlin and Düsseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart up to three times a day. Selectively, flights will be performed even more frequently.

Next to the domestic routes, the low-cost carrier will also fly to popular holiday destinations like Mallorca, the Canary Islands, Greece, Austria, Corsica, Croatia and Egypt. Other low-cost airlines are serving some of these routes as well.

Regarding the position of the Eurowings aircraft at BER, the airline stated: "Aircraft operated by Eurowings will be positioned preferentially at Pier North of the new Capital Airport. Passengers thus benefit from short distances, boarding without bus transfers and a direct building connection to the Lufthansa lounge."

Eurowings is part of the Lufthansa Group and the low-cost subsidiary of the Country´s largest airline. Eurowings is mainly operating in the European network and is using 34 Airbus A319s, 50 A320s and four A330s. Austrian subsidiary Eurowings Europe has as fleet of six Airbus A319s and six A320s.

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