Low-cost carrier Germanwings is to add Manchester to its UK network, when it commences flights between the northern city and its base at Cologne Bonn airport this October.
The airline will ply the route five-times weekly using A319 aircraft, with flights leaving Manchester at 1010 on Mondays and Tuesdays (arriving 1245), 2040 on Thursdays and Fridays (arriving 2315), and 1555 on Sundays (arriving 1830). The return legs will depart Cologne Bonn at 0900 on Mondays and Tuesdays (arriving 0935), 1935 on Thursdays and Fridays (arriving 2010), and 1450 on Sundays (arriving 1525).
Germanwings says the announcement is part of an “ongoing focus” on business travel, with over 40 per cent of its customers now made up of corporate travellers. Tickets for the new service are available from today (Friday June 19) at germanwings.com.
German rival Tuifly (with which Germanwings held unsuccessful merger talks last year) currently flies six-times weekly between Manchester and Cologne Bonn. Germanwings is itself a subsidiary of Lufthansa.
Report by Mark Caswell