Saturday, 14 November 2020

Eurowings launches new routes to Beirut and Erbil

The Lufthansa subsidiary, Eurowings has confirmed it will start new direct flights next month to Beirut in Lebanon and Erbil in Northern Iraq. The flights expand the offer the airline calls "families and homeland visits". Eurowings is leading within this market segment and is increasingly expanding its route network with these sorts of flights. 

"Visiting families and friends is particularly valuable in times of crisis. People of all nationalities regularly seek closeness and personal exchange with their relatives. We make this possible with attractive non-stop connections to the respective home countries. We are seeing continued stable demand in this segment, even in the last weeks and months of the Corona crisis," said Jens Bischof, CEO of Eurowings.

From Berlin to Beirut
From 19 December 2020, Eurowings will be taking its passengers from Berlin to Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Flights will take off from Berlin on Tuesdays and Saturdays, followed by a return flight after landing in Beirut.

Tuesday: BER – BEY 8.25 am – 1.25 pm; BEY – BER, 2.30 pm – 5.45 pm
Saturday: BER – BEY, 12.05 pm – 5.05 pm; BEY – BER, 6.15 pm – 9.30 pm

From Düsseldorf to Erbil and Beirut
Starting on 19 December, Eurowings passengers will be flying from Düsseldorf to Erbil in Iraq via a direct connection and to Beirut in Lebanon starting on 22 December. The flights are offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Düsseldorf – Erbil:
Tuesday and Saturday: DUS – EBL, 7.30 am – 2.15 pm; EBL – DUS, 3.15 pm – 6.25 pm

Düsseldorf – Beirut:
Tuesday: DUS – BEY, 11.30 am – 4.45 pm; BEY – DUS, 6.00 pm – 9.50 pm
Saturday: DUS – BEY, 12.05 pm – 5.20 pm; BEY – DUS, 6.35 pm – 10.25 pm

From Stuttgart to Beirut
From February 2021, there will also be a direct connection from Stuttgart to Beirut. On Tuesdays, a flight will take off at 10.15 am in Stuttgart and land at 3.00 pm in Beirut. The flight will return on the same day at 4.00 pm with arrival at 7.25 pm.

Tuesday: STR – BEY, 10.15 am – 3.00 pm; BEY – STR, 4.00 pm – 7.25 pm

All connections can be booked via the Eurowings website or app. Flights to Beirut are offered for a one-way price from 139 Euro, one-way tickets to Erbil from 159 Euro.

The airline recently reintroduced flights to the Canary Islands from five German airports: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart. Due to the oceanic-tropical climate conditions, the islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma and Gran Canaria are traditionally very popular destinations for Eurowings passengers in autumn/winter.

Last week the airline was the first from the Lufthansa group to depart from the newly opened and operational  Berlin Brandenburg. From 6.20 a.m the holiday carrier operated flights EW8058 to Cologne, EW8000 to Stuttgart and this was immediately followed by flight EW8040 to Düsseldorf at 6.30 a.m. 

Bischof said:  "In terms of culture and history, there is hardly a more exciting European city than Berlin. The new BER will further increase Berlin's attractiveness, becoming the entrance and exit gate to a cool, modern metropolis. And no other airline in Germany flies more tourists to Berlin than Eurowings. That's why we will be expanding here in the future" 

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