Can you say Eurowings Discover? That’s Lufthansa’s new long-haul leisure brand ready for takeoff and launching a new destination in North America. Cool, right? Especially since it’s Anchorage, Alaska. That will be in June, but the focus of Lufthansa’s Summer 2021 schedule takes off on March 28.
Not only is the international “vaccine” rate increasing minute by minute, highly sophisticated hygiene procedures are required at airports and easily administered tests are widely available. Lufthansa is positioned to meet the demands of travelers needing to break free. You can read more on health and safety protocols Forbes Travel Guide and Sharecare VERIFIED® Safety Hotels here.
Along with Eurowings Discover, the German carrier has other updates under its wings ready to take flight. Check out the following 10 updates. Wait, I forgot to say how doggone überexcited I am about this travel news. I think you will be too.
Eurowings will adapt routes according to customer demands to give the flexibility required by the pandemic. The plan for June is three direct flights a week from Anchorage to Frankfurt. I wonder what the main attraction to our 49th and biggest state is. Glaciers? Unspoiled wilderness and the dense population of wildlife? Hiking? Learning about the indigenous culture? Delicious seafood? I say “yes” to all of the above and more!
And the Rest of North America?
Because North America is a key market for the Lufthansa Group, some transatlantic routes will resume in the summer schedule. SWISS will bring back the Miami – Zurich route beginning March 28, with up to five weekly runs. The Boston –Zurich route starts back up on May 1 with up to 7 weekly services; the Los Angeles – Zurich route will have up to five weekly services.
And according to a company press release, “In May, Austrian Airlines will once again be flying three times a week to New York’s JFK and Montreal, both to and from Vienna.”
Doing It with Leisure
For summer, leisure destinations are the focus of Lufthansa’s hubs — Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich. The plan is to add about 20 new vacation spots for those leaving from Frankfurt and 13 from Munich. Think the Caribbean, the Canary Islands, and Greece. Germans are famous for their equal dedication to work and play, and Lufthansa has mastered the art of leisure travel.
Keeping the Classics and Adding Some Exotics
London and Paris are great, but how about Greece and the Canary Islands? Yep, more flights are headed that way. Plus, from Frankfurt other destinations are Paphos (Cyprus), Rijeka (Croatia), Lamezia Terme (Italy), Djerba (Tunisia), Ponta Delgada (Azores/Portugal) and Varna (Bulgaria). And from Munich? Hurghada (Egypt), Jerez (Spain) and to the Greek islands of Chania, Mykonos, Kos, Kavalla, Zakynthos and Preveza.
Is a Safari in Your Future?
Travelers can fly to Mombasa (Kenya) from Frankfurt. There will be two flight a week for that adventure with connections to Zanzibar (an island of Tanzania’s!).
Calling All Snowbirds
Lufthansa feels very confident about the demand for travel ramping up and is encouraging snowbirds to think where they’d like to warm up next winter. Together with Eurowings Discover, the airline will expand its tourist services, via long-haul flights from Frankfurt, for travelers looking for sunshine and warm temperatures.
Africa for Christmas?
This is huge: Mauritius and Malé in the Maldives are on board for the summer and winter schedules. If these gorgeous spots don’t fit into your summer plans, how about gifting yourself a trip in winter? What a way to beat the cold weather!
Just Who Are All These Travelers?
The Lufthansa Group caters to all travelers. Quarantined family and friends yearning to meet face to face, business class executives, adventuring backpackers, and those wanting an old-fashioned vacation. That’s just for starters.
Here’s the Small Print
The recommendation is to book travel as soon as possible — summer flights purchased by May 31, 2021, can be rebooked as often as desired, free-of-charge (you read that correctly), until then. After May 31, one free-of-charge rebooking is allowed, though certain exceptions apply (as they always do). So, get your ticket, then start your packing list.
Fasten your seatbelts. Return your tray table to its full upright and locked position
Get cracking and get packing! The demand is real, and travelers are ready to bust loose. It’s never too early to dream about that next destination, but it’s time to take action. Finally!
I am certainly ready for my vaccine shot when I am eligible. I’ll plan to be first in line. Lufthansa, please sign me up for any of the destinations from North America soon. Hopefully, I can celebrate this coming birthday somewhere new. The 2020 stay-cation celebration was great, but a trip would be the best gift.