KENYA – Eurowings Discover, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Group, has launched its inaugural flight from Frankfurt to Mombasa, Kenya using A330-200 for its first flight before heading on to Zanzibar, Tanzania as a tag flight.
From August 2 2021, this will be followed by further supplementary services to Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic with three flights a week, as well as to Windhoek, Namibia on five days a week.
From October 2021, Eurowings Discover is planning further flights to Las Vegas and Mauritius and in the 2021 winter flight schedule, Bridgetown, Montego Bay and Varadero will be added with three weekly frequencies each.
In addition, the flight programme will be expanded from November 2021 to short- and medium-haul destinations such as the Canary Islands, Egypt and Morocco.
Eurowings Discover is the new tourist airline of the Lufthansa Group and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
The Airbus A330 aircraft emblazoned Euro Wings Discover touched down at 0522 hours on 25th July 2021 to the warm reception of the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Fire Brigade.
Euro Wings Discover operates out of Frankfurt and takes travellers to some of the world’s most beautiful short and long haul destinations.
Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Tourism Safina Kwekwe, who led the State delegation in welcoming the aircraft that was en route to Zanzibar, said 50 passengers disembarked from the aircraft leaving 140 to proceed to Zanzibar.
“We are delighted to receive Euro Wings Discover flight. We are working towards ensuring a conducive environment that allows a vibrant air travel system to support tourism,” she said.
The new service, she noted, gives hope to Kenyan tourism’s full recovery after about two years of low business occasioned by Covid-19.
Kenya Tourism Board Chief Executive Betty Radier said the airline signalled the growing confidence in destination Kenya despite Covid-19.
“Commencement of this direct flight to Mombasa by Euro Wings Discover would offer a different opportunity to travellers who wanted to visit for both leisure and business,” Dr Radier said in a statement.
Euro Wings Chief Commercial Officer Helmut Woelfel said the airline has tailor-made the travel experience to suit guests’ preferences and individual needs thus making the flight a special experience.
He added that travellers can benefit from direct connections and seamless transfer to and from German and European Lufthansa destinations.
German Ambassador to Kenya Annet Gunter observed that the arrival of the new airline was a testimony of the good bilateral relations between Kenya and Germany.
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