Eurowings Discover commenced Operations to Namibia connecting her to Germany.
The new Lufthansa Group leisure airline increased frequency to five times a week to and from Windhoek.
The Eurowings Discover landed at Namibia Hosea Kutako International Airport on Wednesday morning.
Wolfgang Raebiger, CEO Eurowings Discover, was the captain for the inaugural flight to Windhoek, Namibia.
Xinhua quotes Raebiger saying, “This flight marks an important milestone for our new airline Eurowings Discover. Starting from today, we will take over the route between Germany and Namibia, which has been served successfully over the past years by Lufthansa Group already”.
He further said that, Windhoek has always been a popular holiday destination for travelers from all over the world and they are happy to continue offering the customers the possibility to travel.
Namibia appreciated the launch of Eurowings Discover on the Frankfurt-Windhoek route. Esther Kaapanda, Executive Director of Namibia’s Ministry of Works and Transport, expressed the appreciation.
She added that the arrival of Eurowings Discover at the international airport brings renewed hope to revive tourism, generate economic development, business and trade during these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The inaugural flight will offer wide air connectivity to the European market and the rest of the world”, said Bisey Uirab, CEO Namibia Airports as reported by Xinhua.
He then added that, “The continuation and expansion of the direct flight connection from Frankfurt to Windhoek will contribute to making the travel experience more convenient and seamless”.
Eurowings Discover GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG with headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.
In 2021, the leisure Airline will operate from Frankfurt to Windhoek, 5 rotations a week aboard Airbus A330-200. The return flights will be on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Eurowings Discover launched in July and is gradually spreading its wings. For its 2021 summer calendar, it has scheduled around eight Africa Service. A network that she plans to strengthen and expand next year.