Business travel

Growing demand for business travel: Eurowings significantly expands capacity to business destinations

30% more flights on the program from September

  • Eurowings expands services to Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Berlin
  • Back to normal: 99% reliability for weeks
  • More BIZClass capacity on many trade routes
  • Increase in frequencies to business destinations in 15 European countries
  • CEO Jens Bischof: “After the end of the summer holidays in some German Länder, we clearly see an increase in business travel demand

Business travel is back. Against the backdrop of growing demand for business flights, Eurowings is significantly increasing its offer for business travelers and will offer around 30% more flights from September compared to the previous year. It is Eurowings’ response to the strong growth in demand for business destinations such as Vienna, Zurich, London and Milan. At the same time, the Lufthansa subsidiary is expanding the capacity of its BIZclass product on many routes.

We see very clearly that after the end of the summer holidays in some German states, the demand for business flights has increased significantly,says Jens Bischof, CEO of Eurowings. “Many business travelers want to attend their meetings in person again and are booking their flights now. Even though we have not yet reached the pre-Corona level, incoming bookings clearly show us the gradual normalization in this segment as well. We are responding with a 30% increase in services and more BIZ-class capacity.

Eurowings is also seeing a gradual standardization of processes on the ground and in the air. For weeks, the airline has been delivering its passengers to their destinations with 99% reliability, a high value widely recognized in the industry.

Dusseldorf

From its largest base in Düsseldorf, Eurowings flies to more than 30 classic business destinations in around ten countries. As part of the program expansion, popular connections to Berlin, Zurich and Milan will be increased with up to 10,000 additional seats on offer. In addition, Eurowings will offer twice-daily connections to Stockholm, Prague, Dresden, Birmingham, Geneva, Lyon and Salzburg. Other business destinations from Dusseldorf include Athens, Belgrade, Bologna, Budapest, Gdansk, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Krakow, Rome, Gothenburg, Graz, London, Lisbon, Linz, Manchester, Marseille, Newcastle and Vienna. In total, Eurowings passengers can choose from more than 100 direct connections from the NRW state capital.

Köln/Bonn

On departure from Cologne/Bonn, Eurowings is particularly increasing its capacity on the highly demanded route to Berlin: for example, more than 6,000 additional seats will be offered for sale on this route in September. Business travelers can then choose up to six daily departures to the German capital. In total, Eurowings flies to more than 60 direct destinations throughout Europe from Cologne/Bonn, including Stockholm, Athens, Bologna, Budapest, Hamburg, Rome, London, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Prague, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich , all of which are important destinations for business travel.

Hamburg

From Hamburg, Eurowings doubles its services on the route to Amsterdam. The connection to Milan will also be significantly increased. From September, the Hanseatic city will once again be connected three times a day with the destinations Vienna and Munich. Eurowings services from Hamburg include the major business destinations Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Munich, Stockholm, Budapest, Paris, Rome, London, Lisbon, Oslo, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich. In total, travelers with Eurowings can choose from 50 destinations from Hamburg.

stuttgart

At the Stuttgart base, Eurowings is increasing its offer by more than 150,000 additional seats for business destinations. For example, after the summer break, the connection to Bremen is back on the schedule. Eurowings offers a third more flights to Budapest, Hamburg and Milan. The market leader at Stuttgart Airport offers more than 60 destinations, including business connections to Amsterdam, Athens, Belgrade, Berlin, Rome, Graz, London, Lisbon, Tbilisi and Vienna.

Berlin

From Berlin, business travelers will for the first time have access to a daily Eurowings connection to Stockholm, making Berlin the fourth direct connection from Germany that Eurowings offers to the Swedish capital. Business travelers from the German capital benefit from high-frequency connections to Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Salzburg with Eurowings. To these destinations alone, there are more than 200 flights per week to and from Berlin in the Eurowings flight schedule.

KÖLN/BONN, August 22, 2022