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The Eurowings Discover crew celebrates the first birthday of the airline
The Eurowings Discover crew celebrates the first birthday of the airline

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Hip Hip Hooray! Eurowings Discover celebrates its first birthday

In the midst of its first real summer, which is also particularly challenging, Lufthansa's leisure airline turns one year old. On July 24, 2021, the first Eurowings Discover flight took off under flight number 4Y134 from Frankfurt to Mombasa with onward service to Zanzibar.

A lot has happened in these 365 days:

  • One weekly flight from Frankfurt to Mombasa/Zanzibar has now grown into around 160 weekly departures from the two home bases of Frankfurt and Munich.
  • A limited long-haul network has grown into an impressive flight schedule with more than 40 destinations worldwide - on short-, medium- and long-haul routes.
  • The airline's first Airbus A330 has been joined by a further 16 aircraft, nine Airbus A330s and seven Airbus A320s.
  • A few hundred passengers have become more than a million guests. Passenger No. 1 million was personally welcomed on board by CEO and pilot Wolfgang Raebiger in early July.
  • The Eurowings Discover team has grown from a handful of employees to 1,300 in the cockpit, cabin and administration.

And the youngest Lufthansa Group member also has a lot in store for the coming months. Eurowings Discover's own fleet is growing to a total of 21 aircraft (11 A330s, 10 A320s), new colleagues are being recruited in all areas and new destinations are being added to the flight schedule.


About Eurowings Discover
Eurowings Discover is the new leisure airline of the Lufthansa Group. Operating out of Frankfurt and Munich this new carrier takes travelers to the world's most beautiful short, medium and long haul destinations. The claim of Eurowings Discover is to tailor the travel experience to the individual needs of its guests and to make the flight a special experience. Through integration into the Lufthansa network, travelers benefit from direct connections to all German and European Lufthansa departure points, as well as an end-to-end booking process and seamless transfers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the airline draws on the expertise and experience of one of the world's leading aviationcompanies. Flights can be booked on


Leonie Bueb

Leonie Bueb

Press contact Director Corporate Communications & Spokesperson Discover Airlines +49 (0)69 696 40923

Discover Airlines

Discover Airlines is the Lufthansa Group's quality leisure airline in Germany, flying travelers from Frankfurt and Munich to the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world. A cutting-edge product tailored to the needs of leisure travelers and the crew’s welcoming service, make flying with Discover Airlines a real pleasure. Since the summer of 2021, Discover Airlines has complemented the Lufthansa Group's offering in the growing segment of leisure travel. Guests benefit from an end-to-end booking process and seamless transfers at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs as well as at many global destinations of the Lufthansa Group and its partner airlines. Discover Airlines is headquartered in Frankfurt, currently operates a fleet of 27 aircraft and employs around 2,000 people. The flights can be booked on, via all booking channels and websites of the Lufthansa Group, and in travel agencies.

Discover Airlines

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