Stockholm will thus become the eleventh Eurowings location in Europe – and after Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Pristina and Salzburg the fifth base outside of Germany.
With this expansion step, the Lufthansa subsidiary is also offering attractive direct connections from Scandinavia to holiday and city destinations throughout Europe for the first time. With the increased presence in the “Nordics”, Eurowings is not only creating better connections to Sweden, in particular to popular sunshine destinations in southern Europe. The step will also bring hundreds of new jobs to the region (direct and indirect) and thus – in the hopefully last phase of the corona pandemic – important employment impulses for the Scandinavian aviation market, the airline said in a broadcast.
Customers with high purchasing power
Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof: “Sweden is a market that fits perfectly with our focus as a value carrier for Europe. Since the pandemic, many travelers are no longer looking for the cheapest ticket first, but for an airline that they can trust unconditionally in terms of safety, reliability and social responsibility. With our Lufthansa DNA, an attractive network of inexpensive direct flights and a clearly sharpened customer focus, we can offer exactly that. “
Focus on sun targets
For the first time, Eurowings will take its guests directly from Stockholm to around 20 locations across Europe from March 27, 2022. The first published routes from Stockholm include popular sun destinations in southern Europe, such as Palma on the Balearic island of Mallorca, Alicante and Malaga in Spain, Faro in Portugal and Nice in southern France. As a first step, Eurowings is adding the cities of Berlin, Barcelona, Rome and Copenhagen to its program as city destinations, as well as Birmingham, Gdansk and the capital of Kosovo, Pristina. Other destinations will follow in the next few weeks. (red)