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Austrian Airlines and Germanwings are now offering code-share flights

9 May 2012

All Germanwings flights between Germany and Austria will in future also bear an Austrian OS flight number. The airlines’ codesharing is part of their strategy to further connect the services offered by both brands in order to create added benefits to the clients of both airlines.


Germanwings announces UK expansion

21 December 2011

Lufthansa-owned Germanwings will launch flights from Manchester and Heathrow to Stuttgart in 2012.

The routes are currently being operated by Lufthansa Regional partners CityLine and Contact Air.

From February 2012, the low cost carrier will fly 21 times a week between London Heathrow and Stuttgart.


Germanwings to take over some Air Berlin routes

24 August 2011

Germanwings Chief Executive Officer Thomas Winkelmann plans to take over some of Air Berlin routes from the Cologne/Bonn airport.

Air Berlin, Germany’s second-biggest airline, said Aug. 18 it will cancel unprofitable routes, reduce flight frequencies and partially withdraw from regional airports to focus on its four main hubs.


German carrier combines GDS deal with Direct Connect

21 July 2011

Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings has extended its presence on global distribution systems (GDSs) following an agreement with Travelport.

The Cologne-based airline joined the growing list of low-cost carriers to appear on GDSs when it signed a deal with Amadeus at the end of January. However, like other low-cost carriers, Germanwings continues to push the availability of a direct link to its reservations system via Direct Connect for “‘important distribution partners’”.


Germanwings launches “comfort zone”

3 June 2011

Passengers looking for more legroom can now opt for Germanwings‘ “‘comfort zone’” at the front of the aircraft.

Part of the Lufthansa group, the low cost airline has installed ten rows of seats with an extra three inches of legroom on all its 30 A319 aircraft. Also included in this ‘Best tariff’ is a seat reservation, one item of luggage, plus a snack and beverage onboard.

According to Germanwings, booking with the bundled ‘Best tariff’ means customers can save up to 35% compared with booking each extra individually.


Germanwings and Lufthansa announce interlining partnership

28 January 2011

The deal enables customers booking with a travel agent or at a Lufthansa sales office to purchase, for example, an outward flight with Lufthansa and a return flight with Germanwings.

Passengers benefit from a greater selection of flight connections and attractive price combinations; while, Germanwings will benefit from having a stronger presence in the central reservation systems, thereby considerably expanding its international sales.

The expanded cooperation is the second step in an intensive sales  collaboration which began in September 2010 between Lufthansa and its  low-cost subsidiary.


Germanwings expects to eliminate routes due to air tax

23 September 2010

German low-cost airline Germanwings, a unit of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said Friday it expects it will have to eliminate some routes  as a result of the country’s new air travel tax.

Germany introduced a levy on air travel included in an EUR80 billion package of budget cuts.

The low-cost carrier will therefore analyze which routes are still worth  being operated after taking account of the new tax, which according to the company management puts German airlines at a disadvantage compared with others.


Germanwings joins Lufthansa as ‘Miles & More partner’

12 September 2010

From 1st September 2010, ‘Miles & More’ members will be able to collect miles on Germanwings flights, use Lufthansa lounges when travelling on a Germanwings ticket, and benefit from combinable airfares from the two airlines.

From 1st September, ‘Miles & More’ members can not only redeem all Germanwings flight miles on the ‘Miles & More’ programme, as previously, but will also now be able to collect award miles, applying for the same fixed mileage amounts for individual booking classes that currently apply to Miles & More members on all Lufthansa flights.

The Germanwings frequent flyer programme, the ‘Boomerang Club’, will continue to exist independently of the ‘Miles & More’ partnership. Before each flight, passengers who have both a ‘Miles & More’ and a ‘Boomerang Club’ card will be able to select the frequent flyer program from which they wish to collect miles.ç


Lufthansa eyes options to halt strike

20 February 2010

Lufthansa, Europe’s largest airline by revenues, is considering legal action to head off a four-day strike by its pilots starting at midnight on Sunday. The dispute threatens to escalate into one of the severest industrial conflicts in recent German history.

Stefan Lauer, board member responsible for personnel, said that Lufthansa’s lawyers would report to him by Monday on options for halting the strike, called this week by Vereinigung Cockpit, the pilots’ trade union.

Cockpit has said its main goal is to secure jobs in Germany and has called on more than 4,000 pilots to take part in the strike , which will also affect Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings, its low-cost carrier.


German Airline gets new base in Hanover

17 January 2010

Germanwings, a German low-cost airline, will be basing three aircraft at Hanover-Langenhagen airport, making Hanover Germanwings’ sixth base in Germany.

One of the first destinations for Germanwings out of Hanover will be London Stansted. Germanwings will also be serving 14 other destinations in Europe, One of the first destinations for Germanwings out of Hanover will be London Stansted. Germanwings will also be serving 14 other destinations in Europe, including Stuttgart, Vienna, Milan, Budapest, Moscow, Palma de Mallorca, Rome, Barcelona, Split, Zagreb, Bastia, Dubrovnik, Heraklion
and Zadar.