Aegean, Edelweiss and Eurowings celebrate their first flights

First Aegean flight to Heraklion (Photo: Friedrichshafen Airport).
First Aegean flight to Heraklion (Photo: Friedrichshafen Airport).

Aegean, Edelweiss and Eurowings celebrate their first flights

First Aegean flight to Heraklion (Photo: Friedrichshafen Airport).
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At the weekend, some first flights were carried out from Friedrichshafen, Dortmund and Zurich. For example, Aegean Airlines flew to Heraklion for the first time from Lake Constance Airport. There were 174 passengers on board.

The route will be operated in cooperation with the Tui Group on Saturdays until October 8, 2022. "We are very pleased that we can now offer this popular holiday destination even more frequently from Friedrichshafen and that we can also meet the great demand for flights to attractive holiday destinations," says Claus-Dieter Wehr, Managing Director of Friedrichshafen Airport.

Dortmund: Eurowings new to Venice

Eurowings flew from Dortmund to Venice for the first time on Saturday. This route is now served on Wednesday and Saturday traffic days. The current plan is for this route to be served by October 29, 2022. It is destination number 11, which is served from this airport.

"The presentation and stationing of the BVB fan air bus in Dortmund, the recent addition of the new Eurowings route to Thessaloniki and now the addition of the flight connection to Venice - all this demonstrates the trust in the location and underlines the importance of Eurowings as a second largest airline in Dortmund,” explains Guido Miletic, Head of Airport Services and Marketing at Dortmund Airport.

First Eurowings flight to Venice (Photo: Dortmund Airport).

Zurich: Edelweiss first flights to Pisa and Bergen

The holiday airline Edelweiss carried out the first flight from Zurich to Pisa on Friday. Traditionally, the ceremonial ribbon cut took place at the gate shortly before the start. In addition to Rolf Hancock, Vice President Aviation Development at Zurich Airport, David Birrer, Chief Operating Officer of Edelweiss, was also present. “It was an honor for me to be part of this festive occasion. I am very pleased that we are flying to another holiday destination in Italy with Pisa,” said Birrer. Edelweiss will fly to Pisa twice a week from Zurich until September.

Another first flight took place on Saturday, June 4, 2022 with Bergen in southwestern Norway. Also on Saturday, Edelweiss reinstated the route to Tromsø in its summer flight plan. Both destinations will be served twice a week from Zurich until September. The Edelweiss summer flight schedule currently consists of 59 destinations on short and medium-haul routes and 19 on long-haul routes.

Edelweiss maiden flights (Photo: Edelweiss Air).

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