TORONTO — Eurowings, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, is adding service to Frankfurt out of Calgary on a seasonal basis.
The new flights are scheduled to begin June 1, 2020.
Lufthansa Group’s other Canadian gateways include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and, new for 2020, Ottawa.
Eurowings is the second Lufthansa Group airline to serve Calgary. SWISS subsidiary Edelweiss offers seasonal flights out of Calgary to Zurich.
Eurowings’ new Calgary route will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 with 22 Business Class seats, 17 Premium Economy class seats and 231 Economy Class seats.
Flights will operate four times weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flight EW1261 / LH5453 departs Calgary at 1:45 p.m., arriving in Frankfurt at 7:20 a.m. the next day. On the return leg, flight EW1260 / LH5452 departs Frankfurt at 9:50 a.m., arriving back in Calgary at 11:55 a.m.
The service will switch to three weekly flights (Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays) effective Oct. 5 – 24, 2020.
The new service offers Calgary-based travellers hundreds of connections from Frankfurt Airport to Europe, Middle East, Africa and beyond, says Hans DeHaan, Senior Director Canada, Lufthansa Group.
“For over six decades the Lufthansa Group has been serving Canada,” says DeHaan. “We continue to expand to new gateways in the region, which underscores our commitment to the Canadian market. 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.”
Aside from the new Calgary route, the Lufthansa Group also serves four other Canadian gateways.
Lufthansa offers year-round and seasonal daily flights from Toronto to its two hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.
Lufthansa and Edelweiss 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 Ottawa to its hub in Frankfurt.
And starting in March 2020 Brussels Airlines will launch its new, nonstop seasonal service between Brussels and Montreal.