EUROWINGS DISCOVER TOUCHES DOWN IN NAMIBIA
Lufthansa Group’s newest leisure airline, Eurowings Discover, touched down in Namibia for the very first time on 11 August 2021. The new carrier departed from Frankfurt on August 10, 2021, with an Airbus A330-200. Flight 4Y132 arrived at Hosea Kutako International Airport this morning at 8:05 am on time.
Eurowings Discover operates five weekly connections from Frankfurt to Windhoek in 2021, with return flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. From summer 2022, the leisure carrier will even increase its service to daily flights with three weekly onward tag flights to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Captain Wolfgang Raebiger, who is also the CEO of the new airline, operated the first flight to Windhoek, which was welcomed by an airport event and special guests including the German Ambassador Herbert Beck.
“This flight marks an important milestone for our new airline Eurowings Discover: starting from today, we will take over the route between Germany and Namibia, which has been served successfully over the past years by Lufthansa Group already. Windhoek has always been a popular holiday destination for travelers from all over the world and we are happy to continue offering our customers the possibility to travel to this beautiful country – even with an increased schedule. By handing over this route to its new leisure airline, the Lufthansa Group emphasizes both the importance of Namibia as a destination in its touristic portfolio as well as its commitment to the Southern African region,” says Wolfgang Raebiger, Chief Executive Officer of Eurowings Discover.