According to the airline Eurowings, there is an increasing demand for business trips. For this reason, from September 2022, the range of routes that are typically used by business travelers will be expanded by around 30 percent.
According to Eurowings Managing Director Jens Bischof, there is still a long way to go before the pre-crisis figures, but there is a “progressive normalization in this segment”. According to the manager, this would be clearly shown by the booking figures that could be landed for autumn 2022.
The carrier also claims in a media release that the processes on the ground and in the air have been stabilized. According to their own statements, they want to have achieved a top value of 99 percent reliability. However, the Lufthansa subsidiary does not give any further details on which this statement is based. The extensions from the individual airports are shown below.
From its largest location in Düsseldorf, Eurowings serves more than 30 classic business travel destinations in around ten countries. As part of the program expansion, the high-demand connections to Berlin, Zurich and Milan in particular will be increased with up to 10.000 additional seats. In addition, Eurowings offers twice-daily connections with attractive off-peak times on the routes to Stockholm, Prague, Dresden, Birmingham, Geneva, Lyon and Salzburg. Other business travel destinations from Düsseldorf are Athens, Belgrade, Bologna, Budapest, Gdansk, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Kraków, Rome, Gothenburg, Graz, London, Lisbon, Linz, Manchester, Marseille, Newcastle and Vienna. All in all, Eurowings passengers can choose from more than 100 direct connections from the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.
From Cologne/Bonn, Eurowings is increasing capacity on the highly popular connection to Berlin: more than 6000 additional seats for this route will be put on sale for September. Business travelers can then choose from up to six daily departures to the federal capital. In total, Eurowings serves more than 60 direct destinations throughout Europe from Cologne/Bonn, including the important business travel destinations of Stockholm, Athens, Bologna, Budapest, Hamburg, Rome, London, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Prague, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich.
At the Stuttgart location, Eurowings is increasing its offering by more than 150.000 additional seats for business travel destinations. For example, the connection to Bremen is back in the program after the summer break. Eurowings is offering a third more flights on the routes to Budapest, Hamburg and Milan. The Lufthansa subsidiary offers more than 60 destinations, including business travel connections to Amsterdam, Athens, Belgrade, Berlin, Rome, Graz, London, Lisbon, Tbilisi and Vienna.
From Hamburg, Eurowings doubles the offer on the route to Amsterdam. The connection to Milan will also be significantly strengthened. From September, the Hanseatic city will again be connected three times a day with the destinations Vienna and Munich. From Hamburg, Eurowings serves the important destinations for business travellers, including Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Munich, Stockholm, Budapest, Paris, Rome, London, Lisbon, Oslo, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich. Overall, travelers with Eurowings can choose from 50 destinations from Hamburg.
For the first time, business travelers will have a daily Eurowings connection to Stockholm from Berlin, making Berlin the fourth direct connection from Germany that Eurowings is offering to the Swedish capital. With Eurowings, business travelers from the German capital benefit in particular from the high-frequency connections to Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Salzburg: to these destinations alone there are more than 200 flights a week to and from Berlin in the Eurowings timetable.