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Miles soon also redeemable for Germanwings flights

29 October 2009

Miles & More members will soon have even more opportunities to take city breaks or book holiday trips to interesting destinations. From 1 December, when Germanwings becomes a new airline partner in Lufthansa’s frequent flyer programme Miles & More, participants in the scheme will also be able to exchange award miles they have earned to date for award flights with Germanwings.

Germanwings offers flights to Split, Barcelona, Salzburg, Rome and Mykonos – to name just a few of the 70 attractive destinations the low-cost carrier flies to in Europe.

source: Media Newswire


Germanwings and bmibaby to team up

19 October 2009

Low cost airlines Germanwings and bmibaby have announced an agreement to link their website and list flights of both airlines on germanwings.com and bmibaby.com. This means that customers will benefit from a wider range of available flights.

The link will make it possible to book additional connections through the Germanwings and bmibaby website. In order to minimise booking time, the airlines have combined to introduce an extremely simply ticketing procedure. Having selected a flight, the customer will be forwarded to the corresponding booking page of the partner airline where they will be able to buy to purchase a ticket for the next stage of their journey.

source: traveldailynews.com


TUIfly, Air Berlin In Advanced Merger Talks

10 October 2008

German leisure carriers Air Berlin and TUIfly are in advanced merger negotiations, industry sources said yesterday.

The two carriers are understood to be undergoing due diligence by external auditors at this moment. Details of the planned combination — which is likely to take place under the Air Berlin roof — have yet to emerge and neither company is prepared to comment officially.

The sudden turn of events comes after separate and exclusive talks to combine TUIfly, Lufthansa affiliate Germanwings and Thomas Cook’s leisure carrier, Condor, failed. A merger of the three carriers would have created a third large German airline roughly equivalent in size to Air Berlin, but with financially powerful shareholders Lufthansa, TUI and Thomas Cook. The combination would also have taken the three airlines off their parents’ balance sheets, a move the three groups have been trying to accomplish for several years.

source: Aviation Week


Low-cost airline Germanwings aims at 2 new Ukraine routes

6 June 2008

The German low-cost airline Germanwings intends to open two new routes to the former Soviet republic Ukraine.

Oleksander Davydov, a Ukraine Transport Ministry spokesman, confirmed Germanwings had applied to operate aicraft along the routes Kiev-Berlin and Kiev-Cologne.

Currently only one low-cost airline, Hungarian WizzAir, is registered to operates flights into and out of Ukraine. The first WizzAir flight is expected this month.

source: monstersandcritics.com


clickair and Germanwings team to increase destinations – Unique cross-selling agreement is industry first

2 May 2008

clickair and Germanwings will make selected flights between their respective countries available to each other’s passengers following the ratification of an online marketing agreement. The partnership is aimed at increasing the number of destinations offered on their respective websites.

Effective immediately, passengers browsing clickair’s website for flights from Barcelona to Germany can select clickair’s own destinations (Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich) but also Stuttgart and Cologne, whereupon they are redirected to Germanwings’ website to complete the transaction.

source: Peanuts!


Germanwings renews flights to Bourgas, Varna

31 March 2008

German no-frills airline Germanwings, owned by Lufthansa, will renew flights between the Cologne-Bonn and Berlin-Schoenefeld airports in Germany to Bourgas and Varna airports in Bulgaria in May this year, according to its summer season schedule made public on its website.

Flights from Bourgas to Cologne-Bonn and back would be carried out every Tuesday and Sunday, while flights between Bourgas and Berlin-Schoenefeld would be carried out on Wednesdays and Sundays. Germanwings will also fly between Varna and the two German airports on Saturdays.

source: Sofia Echo


Germanwings, Eurowings and TUIfly tie up to create German giant

5 March 2008

Germany’s leisure airline sector could be set for a major consolidation with Germanwings, Eurowings and TUIfly discussing a merger. If completed, the deal would create a group with a combined fleet of more than 100 aircraft and a network of about 185 destinations.

TUI Travel confirms it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Lufthansa and Eurowings majority shareholder Albrecht Knauf concerning the merger, but little else has been revealed.

The airlines will be brought together under a joint independent holding company in the proposed deal, but the companies stress that the process is at an “early stage” and there is “no guarantee” it will lead to an integrated airline group.

fuente: flightglobal.com


Germanwings to airport Rostock-Laage

4 December 2007

The airport Rostock-Laage has been successful in winning a new airline partner for the summer timetable. From 1st May 2008 the low cost carrier Germanwings will operate the route Rostock-Laage – Cologne-Bonn three times weekly (Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays).

source: Boarding.co


Lufthansa, TUI, Eurowings discuss airline alliance

23 November 2007

The merger plans of Lufthansa’s Germanwings unit and of TUI’s TUIfly division are set to include Eurowings too, people familiar with the talks told Reuters on Thursday.

The parties plan to build a larger alliance that also involves Eurowings as a third airline, the people said.

Building entrepreneur Albrecht Knauf, who holds a majority stake in Eurowings, may also take a stake in the possible new entity, the people said. Lufthansa owns 49 percent of Eurowings but has all the voting rights and operates the regional airline.

source: Reuters


TUIfly, Lufthansa’s Germanwings in talks

22 November 2007

Lufthansa’s Germanwings airline and TUIfly are in talks about an alliance that could include a merger, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The sources said talks were at an early stage, adding that Germanwings would seek operational control in any alliance with TUIfly.

Lufthansa, TUI and Germanwings declined to comment.

Travel giant TUI Travel , which is 51 percent owned by TUI, said in September it could sell TUIfly. TUI Travel is conducting a strategic review and is to detail its decisions by January.

source: Yahoo!