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 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.