Eurowings, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, will now connect Calgary to Frankfurt, Germany, on a seasonal basis, flying from Calgary to Frankfurt four times per week in summer 2020.
The new service offers Calgary-based travellers hundreds of connections from Frankfurt Airport to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and beyond, and brings the total number of Canadian gateways to five.
Service will commence on June 1, 2020, and operate through October 24, 2020. Calgary will join other Lufthansa Group Canadian gateways in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, as well as the upcoming route in Ottawa. Eurowings is the second Lufthansa Group airline to serve Calgary. Currently SWISS' subsidiary, Edelweiss, offers seasonal flights to Zurich.
About the new YYC route
The new Calgary route will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 offering a seat configuration of 22 Business Class seats, 17 Premium Economy seats and 231 Economy Class seats.
The flight will operate four times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. As the summer travel period concludes, the service will alternate to three weekly flights (Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays) beginning on Oct. 5, 2020 and running until Oct. 24, 2020.
"For over six decades the Lufthansa Group has been serving Canada. We continue to expand to new gateways in the region, which underscores our commitment to the Canadian market,” said Hans DeHaan, senior director Canada, Lufthansa Group. "Eurowings will now offer a direct connection between Calgary and Lufthansa Group's Hub Frankfurt, linking passengers to over 300 connections throughout Europe, as well as across Africa, the Middle East and beyond."
Other Canadian gateways
Aside from the new Calgary route, the Lufthansa Group also serves four other Canadian gateways:
Beginning in March 2020, Brussels Airlines will launch its new, non-stop seasonal service between Montréal, Quebec and Brussels, Belgium. With Brussels' new gateway in Montreal, Lufthansa Group’s passenger airlines will be fully represented in this region, joining Austrian, which was successfully introduced to Montreal in April 2019, as well as Lufthansa and SWISS.
Lufthansa offers year-round and seasonal daily flights from Toronto to its two hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.
Lufthansa and Edelweiss (a subsidiary of SWISS) fly to Vancouver. Lufthansa flies daily from Vancouver to Frankfurt and seasonally to Munich. Edelweiss offers service from Vancouver to Zurich in the summer months.
On May 16, 2020, Lufthansa will begin flying five times a week from the Canadian capital to its hub in Frankfurt.
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