MIAMI – Eurowings (EW) is getting ready to take full advantage of this summer season by opening its new base at Berlin-Brandebourg Airport (BER), where a fleet of three Airbus A320 is ready to take to the skies and fly Berliners towards sunny destinations.
By opening a new base in BER, operational since May 1, EW is well-positioned to strengthen Lufthansa Group’s (LH) position on the Berlin market. Besides the travel aspects, the EW establishment in BER has created numerous jobs and allowed a return home for many Berlin native crew members.
The EW service offer out of BER comprises direct connections to Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Palma de Mallorca, Heraklion, Gran Canaria and Beirut, among other destinations. An expansion of flights, planned for the summer season, will fly travelers to Corsica, Croatia, Egypt and Austria.
New Summer Plan While Riding the Crisis
EW summer plan is based on the assumption of a significant increase in vaccinations and a consequent rise in demand. In the recent past, the airline has already recorded a 35% rise in bookings affecting all routes serviced by EW from BER, particularly on the Palma de Mallorca (PMI) run – +80% – and Greece Crete-Chania Airport (CHQ).
The airline is riding the crisis and, since the opening of the new BER airport, has already flown 1,600 services out of the German capital city. According to Planespotters.net, EW which is headquartered in Dusseldorf (DUS), flies to more than 210 destinations in 36 different countries out of eight bases in Germany and has a fleet of 84 Airbus A320 family, four A330-300 actually operated by Brussels Airlines (SN), and two Boeing 737-800 flying for TUIfly (X3).
Featured image: Eurowings Airbus 320-200 D-ABDQ – Photo: Fabrizio Spicuglia/Airways