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Lufthansa’s Eurowings to launch flights to Spain from Manchester and Birmingham

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A few years ago, Lufthansa moved all short-haul flights which did not use its Frankfurt or Munich hubs to its low cost subsidiary Eurowings.

The logic was that these flights would not have any passengers connecting to long-haul Lufthansa flights and so there was no need to offer a full service.

Eurowings continues to be a bit of a mess. It was losing substantial sums of money even before coronavirus hit, and had struggled to integrate the airberlin assets it acquired. As part of Lufthansa it was saddled with a cost base far ahead of pure low cost carriers.

Eurowings dominates the market between Germany and Mallorca. It has now decided to enter the UK market.

In Summer 2021, it will operate direct flights from Manchester to Mallorca and Birmingham to Mallorca.

Services are due to start from the end of May, initially with two flights per week. Further expansion announcements are promised for the next few weeks.

This page of the Eurowings website shows the earning and spending rates in Miles & More. At 23,000 miles return plus taxes and charges, a redemption is unlikely to be a good use of your miles.

You can read more about the new flights here.

Loganair Embraer E145

Loganair to add two new routes

Loganair has announced two new routes, as it continues to reshape its network for a post-coronavirus future.

Starting on 24th May, Loganair will fly from Teesside International to Bristol. The service will operate daily during the week.

On the same day, it will also launch flights between Derry and Liverpool. This follows a decision by Ryanair to drop the route. It will launch with four flights per week, on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a view to going daily by late June.

Our review of the Clan Loganair frequent flyer scheme is here.

Comments (9)

  • tony says:

    I saw this story yesterday which was unfortunately timed….

    Loganair cancelled its inaugural Teesside-Heathrow flight as a result of low passenger loads. Not really the start anyone wants but I guess comes with the territory if you’re trying to launch a route in the middle of a pandemic.

    https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19143645.teesside-airport-respond-loganair-flight-cancelled-first-day-operation/

  • Anon says:

    Thought about going into education again. Whats the cheapest degree out there?

    • BP says:

      Napier University can be very reasonable. I’m doing an MSc and I think total cost is about £6k

  • Super Secret Stuff says:

    Yes! One for the student readers out there. Wish BA and Virgin took note of this.

    Genuinely never knew it existed before, Qatar might get my trip to Australia then!

  • Frankie says:

    Derry airport’s website says “Ryanair flights to Edinburgh and Liverpool from City of Derry Airport (CODA) have been cancelled. Ryanair have confirmed UK domestic cancellations are due to the flight permissions not being granted by UK CAA.” Why would that be? Especially if Loganair are going to be flying Derry to Liverpool.

  • Matarredonda says:

    All part of an ongoing argument between Ryanair and the CAA over fact they only have one aircraft on the UK register and dedicated to Ryanair UK.
    Be interesting to see who blinks first but to be honest Ryanair never been very interested in domestic routes only operating them to disrupt existing operators

  • WaynedP says:

    Probably just me, but the juvenile in me is really loving the photo of the ‘plane wearing sunglasses 🙂

  • Crafty says:

    Manchester to Palma could work for me, what’s Eurowings like to fly?

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