Low-cost airline Eurowings will on June 16 commence twice-weekly flights (Saturdays and Mondays) between Bangkok and Munich, Germany.
The inaugural flight will leave the Bavarian capital on June 15 and the first flight from Bangkok takes off on June 16.
“The launch of this connection strengthens Lufthansa Group’s presence in this market and increases its flexibility and choices in terms of overall offers from Thailand to Europe,” said Stefan Molnar, Lufthansa’s general manager sales in Southeast Asia.
“Other than the three main hub airlines – Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines – we also cater to leisure travellers who are more cost-conscious and choose Eurowings.”
Advance bookings for all long-distance connections from Munich show strong demand for the new Eurowings destinations.
Through offering flights to tourism destinations, Eurowings mainly focuses on leisure travellers, who are not served by Lufthansa from Munich.
“The commitment we have shown with our high investment in the new business model of low-cost long-haul routes has paid off for us,” said Eurowings managing director Oliver Wagner.
“Eurowings is the fastest-growing airline in Europe and is now strongly focusing on long-haul.”
The number of long-haul aircraft is going to increase as well. Eurowings will receive its seventh Airbus A330 in a few weeks and this year its intercontinental fleet will consist of 21 aircraft. Eurowings flies to destinations not only to Asia, but also to the Caribbean beaches and the United States.