Monday, 04 September 2017 14:23

European low-cost airline to launch CPT flights

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Eurowings, a low-cost carrier that is part of the Lufthansa Group, will launch flights between Cologne and Cape Town on November 5.

This follows the launch of flights between Cologne and Windhoek in July.

The flight will depart from Cologne on Sundays and return from Cape Town on Mondays.

Until March 19, flight EW126 will depart Cologne at 23h20 and arrive in Cape Town at 12h30 the next day. Flight EW127 will depart Cape Town at 18h45 and arrive in Cologne 05h50 the next day.

From March 25 to April 29, flight EW126 will depart Cologne at 23h20 and arrive in Cape Town at 11h30. From March 26 to April 30, flight EW127 will depart Cape Town at 17h45 and arrive in Cologne at 05h50.

The new routes will be serviced by an Airbus A330-200 with 21 seats in Premium Economy, 46 in Economy+ and 243 in Economy. For a complete breakdown of Eurowings’ BEST, SMART and BASIC fares, agents should refer to its fare breakdowns.

Fares start from €480 but are subject to change.

All fares are bookable on the GDS.

The new flights have been welcomed. Vicky Steinhardt, Product Manager of Pentravel said “it would open up more affordable travel…previously clients had to fly via Frankfurt or Munich”, adding that she expected the routes to be filled quickly.

Cologne is near the borders of The Netherlands and Belgium, which means the new route to Cape Town will not only open up accessibility from the German market, but also from neighbouring countries. There are no longer direct flights from Belgium, and Brussels is only 216 km from Cologne.

Source: TU

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