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Germanwings launches Dortmund – Istanbul flights

30 June 2007

The German budget airline Germanwings starts flights between Dortmund and Istanbul last week. The company will also launch flights between Dortmund and Vienna, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Faro. Germanwings already flies to Istanbul from Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Berlin. It will add Ankara, İzmir, Antalya to its destinations later in the summer.


No-Frills German airline flies to Bulgaria’s seaside

24 May 2007

German low-cost airline Germanwings announced the launch of new destinations in Bulgaria.

The airline will service flights from Berlin and Cologne/Bonne to the Bulgarian seaside hotspots of Varna and Burgas. The company has been servicing since the end of March flights from Cologne and Bonne to the capital Sofia three times a week.

The flights to the Black Sea coast will be conducted once a week.


Germanwings launches flights from Cologne to Sofia

24 March 2007

Low cost German airline Germanwings said Friday it enlarges its business in Bulgaria with the first flight Cologne-Sofia-Sodia scheduled March 27.

Germanwings is a subsidiary of Eurowings, a partner of Germany’s Lufthansa. It will fly three times a week from Cologne to Sofia and back _ on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

source: bnn

Lufthansa low-cost airline posts profit

29 December 2006

Lufthansa’s low-cost airline Germanwings is gearing up for further expansion after posting its first profit just four years after beginning operations, says Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann.

Germanwings has just had the best year in its history,” said an ebullient Winkelmann over a lunch of wiener schnitzel at Berlin’s Cafe Einstein, a popular meeting place for movers and shakers in the German capital.

Germanwings – which began operating in 2002 – is set to make a profit this year, said Winkelmann who declined to reveal any figures.

source: Playfuls

Germanwings expanding into central and east Europe

1 November 2006

Germanwings, the low-cost airline belonging to Germany’s Lufthansa group, is poised to expand further into central and eastern Europe, CEO Thomas Winkelmann said Wednesday. “The most important goal we now have is eastern Europe,” said Winkelmann in a briefing to business reporters.

The region is key to expansion plans because of its strong growth and large number of people keen to travel following the lifting of old restrictions, he said.

source: therawstory

Low-cost airlines plan flights to Bulgaria

11 October 2006

Four low-cost companies had already declared their intention to start flying to Bulgaria after January 1 2007 when the country joins the EU and the aviation market will be liberalised.

Italian Myair announced on October 10 that it would fly from Sofia to Bologne. Ireland??s Ryanair, the UK??s Easy Jet and Germany??s GermanWings already presented a flight schedule to Sofia airport, Dnevnik said. A number of air companies have applied to fly to Bulgaria??s Bourgas airport.

source: Sofia Echo

Low-cost airline GermanWings to offer four weekly flights to Malta

16 September 2006

Germanwings will start operations to Malta next March. The German airline will operate two weekly flights from Cologne and another two flights a week from Stuttgart, on Tuesday and on Saturday.

MIA said that through the new German link, Maltese travellers will have more options, at considerably low fares.

Besides the introduction of two new regions in Germany, passengers will also be able to purchase tickets to destinations such as Edinburgh, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and St Petersburg, all of which are served by Germanwings via their Cologne base.

source: Times of Malta