Lufthansa Group carrier Eurowings will launch flights to Dubai from both Stuttgart and Berlin from November.
Eurowings says the new routes are made possible by inducting fuel-efficient Airbus A321 neo aircraft that provide longer range.
Eurowings says it will receive five A321 neos from parent Lufthansa to supplement its winter schedule. These will seat 232 passengers and feature the carrier’s intra-Europe business class product, i.e. empty middle seat in first few rows of the aircraft.
The flight time between Berlin and Dubai will be about six hours. There are currently no other airlines operating nonstop between the cities.
Eurowings says that fares will start from EUR199.99.
Stuttgart-Dubai will launch on 28 October with two-weekly flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
Berlin-Dubai will launch on 1 November with an initial two flights a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, which will increase to four-weekly from the end of November with additional rotations on Mondays and Fridays.
Dubai’s Emirates has long been requesting permission to operate flights to the German capital but evidently has had little success. Qatar Airways, however, is flying between Berlin and its Doha hub daily.
Eurowings parent Lufthansa serves Dubai from both its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, as well as via Zurich on Swiss.