Windhoek in Namibia and Montego Bay in Jamaica – Eurowings’ offering of long-haul destinations will continue to grow next year

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Two new dream destinations available for booking

Eurowings is expanding its intercontinental network even further with highly attractive long-haul destinations: Windhoek, capital of Namibia, and Jamaica in the Caribbean are new destinations that the airline will include next July. This means that the long-haul offering of the quality low-cost carrier, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, is continuing its expansion. It’s currently possible to book thirteen routes. All long-haul flights take off from Cologne/Bonn airport and the airline also features complementary connecting flights from many German and European airports in its range, enabling travellers from other regions to benefit from the affordable Eurowings prices. Smart Connect flights from Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich, Vienna, London/Stansted and London/Heathrow can be booked for both new destinations.

This year 2016 Eurowings’ intercontinental offering has already delighted almost half a million passengers. Eurowings’ long-haul flights are more than 90 percent booked. As a result, the low-cost long-haul offering is becoming a success story that the airline will continue to expand sustainably in the future.

Namibia’s capital Windhoek and Montego Bay in the northwest of the Caribbean island of Jamaica will complete the offering in the early summer of 2017. Flights will depart from Germany to Windhoek twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays with the inaugural flight on 12 July 2017. Montego Bay is scheduled for two flights a week from Cologne/Bonn airport on Mondays and Thursdays with the inaugural flight to the Caribbean island on 3 July 2017.

The two new long-haul destinations can be booked as of Thursday (15 December 2016) – on the Internet at www.eurowings.com or in the Call Center under the number +49 (0)180 6 320 320. The flights are offered on board a Eurowings long-haul Airbus A330. In addition to comfortable seats and a configuration in the three rate classes BASIC, SMART and BEST, they also offer Internet on board and a powerful ultra-modern in-flight entertainment system which can be accessed from passengers’ own smartphones, tablets or laptops.

With air and water temperatures consistently above 20 degrees, Montego Bay in Jamaica provides the ideal conditions for a relaxing beach holiday. The dream beaches, with names like Doctor’s Cave, Cornwall and Dead Ends, all feature pure white sand and turquoise water. Montego Bay offers not only a large range of water sports but also golf, rafting and zip lining.

The city of Montego Bay 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.

Namibia’s capital Windhoek is situated 1,650 metres above sea level in a deep circular valley, surrounded by the Eros Mountains, Auas Mountains and the Khomas Highland. The largest city in Namibia is characterised by a mixture of modern and preserved colonial buildings. The city centre is easy to explore on foot and the busy main street of Independence Avenue, the Christ Church and the equestrian statue from the early 20th century are all worth seeing. The Katutura Art Centre in the Katutura district of the same name provides an insight into the history of the former township during the apartheid period.

Windhoek is also a suitable starting point for trips to the country’s national parks. Among the best known of these is the 22,000 square metre Etosha National Park. A somewhat longer drive to the Nambi Rand Nature Reserve, one of Africa’s largest private nature reserves with its impressive scenic landscapes and rich flora and fauna, is also very worthwhile.

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