- The Eurowings Airbus A330s first took off for Orlando in Florida, Seattle in Washington and Montego Bay in Jamaica
- In addition to Cologne/Bonn, the fastest-growing airline in Europe will also focus on Munich for long-haul routes
- Expansion to 13 long-haul routes in the current summer flight schedule
Travel to the American continent with Eurowings. The new flight destinations, which the quality low-cost airline has flown to for the first time in recent days, supplement the airline’s attractive long-haul offering from Cologne/Bonn: Orlando in the US state of Florida, Seattle in the US state of Washington and Montego Bay in Jamaica. From now on, all three destinations will be operated twice a week direct from Cologne/Bonn and with attractive connecting flights from many other airports in Germany and Europe.
Eurowings is now using six state-of-the-art Airbus A330s for the total of 13 intercontinental routes in the summer flight schedule 2017. By the summer of next year, the fleet will grow to seven aircraft. Expansion of the long-haul connections is therefore continuing apace.
Only last Friday (7 July), Eurowings announced that from the summer onwards it would also offer low-cost long-haul flights from Munich. This means that Eurowings will now offer its attractive long-haul offering at two locations simultaneously. At the Cologne/Bonn base, the airline is expecting a total of 700,000 passengers on the intercontinental routes in the year to come. For Munich the airline is planning on a further 500,000 passengers a year.
In addition to the domestic flights and intercontinental routes, Eurowings has also significantly increased its European offering already this year and has recently stationed aircraft in Salzburg, Munich and – for the first time in a non-German-speaking country – Mallorca.
The airline is currently the fastest-growing carrier in Europe.
All flights can already be booked on the Internet at www.eurowings.com or via the Eurowings app. Through the Eurowings Holidays tour operator, there is also the option on the website to book budget package holidays which include the new flight routes.
Flights to Orlando will operate twice a week every Wednesday and Friday. The city with its two theme parks, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, is the “tourist capital” of the USA where more than 60 million tourists from all over the world head every year. In addition to the theme parks, Orlando offers families other exciting attractions such as the Orlando Eye observation wheel, Madame Tussauds Orlando waxworks and the Sea Life Aquarium. The city is also renowned for its vibrant nightlife with dinner shows, breathtaking live music, clubs, discotheques and cosy bars. As the fifth largest city, Florida is also a shopper‘s paradise.
Flights to Seattle will operate every Tuesday and Saturday. The metropolis in Washington state is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest of the USA and is almost completely surrounded by water, with the Puget Sound to the west, Lake Washington to the east and Lake Union to the north. The metropolis, with a population of around 3.5 million in the area, is surrounded by spectacular scenery: on clear days it’s possible to see the Cascades, a range of mountains to the east, and the Olympic Mountains to the west above the Puget Sound. The snow-covered peak of Mount Rainier dominates the view to the south. The climate is mild because the weather is mainly favourably influenced by warm currents in the Pacific. The Seattle Center with its 200-metre tall Space Needle is among Seattle’s most popular attractions. It is located just north of the actual city centre and can quickly be reached by monorail. With magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, it includes the Pacific Science Center, a children’s museum, a children’s theatre, the opera house, the Bagley Wright Theatre, the Seattle Center Theatre, the Key Arena and the Experience Music Project, a recent museum dedicated to contemporary styles of music.
In the summer flight schedule, flights to the city of Montego Bay, part of the Caribbean island of Jamaica, will operate on Mondays and Fridays. The city is charmingly characterised by Georgian-style natural stone and timber houses and offers a wealth of different crafts at its three markets. It is also possible to visit the extravagant villas of former plantation owners, such as the Rose Hall Great House or the Bellefield Great House and Gardens. At 2,000 metres above sea level, the “Ahh Ras Natango Gallery” and attached garden offers magnificent panoramic views of the mountains and the bay below. A tour of the Croydon plantation also provides insights into the cultivation of sugar cane and exotic fruits.
Cologne/Bonn, 11 July 2017