Lufthansa Group has announced plans to launch seven long-haul leisure services for summer 2022 under its newly branded Eurowings Discover subsidiary.
The routes include flights from Frankfurt to Fort Myers, Panama City, Salt Lake City and Kilimanjaro, and from Munich to Punta Cana, Cancun and Las Vegas.
The flights will go on sale on May 26 at lufthansa.com, and will be operated by Eurowings Discover, which the group says “is specialized in tourist travel from the Frankfurt and Munich hubs”.
Simpleflying.com reports that Lufthansa Group had originally planned to call its new long-haul leisure brand ‘Ocean’, but a rethink has seen the carrier launch as a spin-off to the Eurowings brand.
The report also says that the subsidiary will initially operate with three A330 aircraft, and will aim to compete with German charter carrier Condor.
Twice weekly flights from Munich to Punta Cana, Cancun and Las Vegas will launch in March 2022, as will thrice weekly services from Frankfurt to Fort Myers and Panama City.
These will be followed by three flights per week from Frankfurt to Salt Lake City from May 2022, and twice weekly services from Frankfurt to Kilimanjaro in June 2022
Earlier this year Lufthansa outlined plans to offer “the most extensive range of vacation destinations in years” this summer, with an increase in destinations from both Frankfurt and Munich.
The carrier is adding 20 new leisure routes from Frankfurt and a further 13 new destinations from Munich, with a “special focus” on routes to the Caribbean, the Canary Islands and Greece.