German airline Lufthansa’s (LHAG.DE) said on Friday its budget carrier Eurowings would open a new base in Prague with two aircraft in October, in a sign of growing confidence in the recovery of air travel as COVID-19 curbs ease.
Eurowings will station two Airbus A320 aircraft in the Czech capital from October 31 and offer low-cost direct flights to major European cities including Barcelona, Milan, Athens, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and Birmingham.
“Tickets to popular holiday destinations can also be booked successively as early as June 22nd at eurowings.com and using Eurowings customer app – for example from Prague to the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands, or the Greek islands. One-way tickets are available starting at 29.99 euros,” said the airline.
From the summer of 2022, it will add a third aircraft to the base, which will create more than 100 new jobs.
“Eurowings will offer non-stop connections to Czech business travellers and vacationers alike – just in time for the relaunch of air traffic after the long-time Corona crisis,” Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof said.
“We will focus on offering local touch combined with top-notch customer-friendly services at our Prague base that will clearly distinguish Eurowings from low-cost airlines. We are looking forward to soon convincing many Czech guests about our excellent Eurowings products and services,” Bischof added.