Nürnberg, Germany, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of extending its presence to cover the whole of Germany and Austria, Eurowings is making Nuremberg Airport its twelfth base. Eurowings, which is currently Europe’s fastest growing airline, will base one aircraft in Nuremberg from the end of March and serve the holiday destinations of Mallorca, Heraklion, Catania and Olbia.
The frequency of flights on the existing Berlin Tegel – Nuremberg route will also be extended by an additional flight on Sunday evenings.
The flights are already available to book on platforms including the Eurowings App and online at www.eurowings.com from a starting price of €49.99.
The new Nuremberg routes will be served by a Boeing 737-800, which Eurowings has rented from TUI fly. The aircraft will depart for Mallorca eight times a week, Catania and Olbia on the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia twice a week, and Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete every Monday and Friday.
The opening of a base in Nuremberg is another milestone for Eurowings in a phase of rapid growth. “After having transported more than 30 million passengers last year, Eurowings has clearly become Europe’s third biggest low-cost airline”, says Eurowings CEO Oliver Wagner. “This year we are consolidating this status with further growth in Germany and Austria. We already offer a large number of routes from Munich, and the connections from Nuremberg now complete our coverage of Southern Germany”, he continues. “We expect a very profitable start, mainly due to the flights to Mallorca and three other attractive holiday islands.”
By basing an aircraft at Nuremberg, Eurowings is also contributing to the maintenance of jobs in aviation, a key industry in the region.
Around 30 flight staff will work directly for Eurowings, while many others will be employed in related fields at Nuremberg Airport.
“The new Eurowings routes benefit both business and individual travellers throughout the Nuremberg region and complement the existing range of domestic flights”, says Dr Michael Hupe, CEO of Nuremberg Airport. “Eurowings is the fourth airline to base an aircraft in Nuremberg. This shows that Northern Bavaria is an attractive market for airlines and that the airport’s processes are very efficient.”
Eurowings is also expanding its reputation as a holiday airline. In addition to European metropolises, the flight schedule is including more and more holiday destinations. Eurowings now serves Mallorca, the focus for the early days of the Nuremberg base, from more than 20 airports in Germany and Austria. This makes Eurowings, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, one of the three largest airlines on the Balearic island.
Eurowings is also a strong competitor in terms of long-distance flights to and from Southern Germany: in summer, it will serve ten overseas destinations in Central America, North America, South Africa and Asia. The new routes from Nuremberg complement Eurowings’ range of flights to and from Bavaria. Now that it is flying from both Munich and Nuremberg, the airline offers a wide range of attractive destinations throughout Germany, Europe and the world.
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Eurowings Corporate Communication
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Source: Nuremberg Airport