Press release -
More flights than ever before: Eurowings Discover expands operations in Windhoek
- Seven weekly flights between Frankfurt und Windhoek, starting March 27 as year-round service
- Further increase to ten weekly flights from July to mid-September, 2022
- Introduction of travel options for local travelers between Windhoek and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This summer, Windhoek becomes the most frequently served destination in the flight schedule of the Lufthansa Group leisure carrier Eurowings Discover (4Y). From March 27, the airline will increase its offer from five to seven weekly flights between Frankfurt (Germany) and Windhoek, operated as year-round service. The program will then be further expanded to a total of ten weekly flights during northern summer peak season, lasting from July 2 to September 11, 2022.
The flights depart Hosea Kutako International Airport every day in the early evening. The three additional services during summer are scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Windhoek early in the morning. Eurowings Discover is the only European airline currently offering direct flights between Europe and Namibia.
Local traffic between Windhoek and Victoria Falls
From end of March to mid-November 2022, three weekly services will be operated as tag legs with onward flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The route is offered on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with a short stopover in Windhoek. Just in time for the touristic peak season, regulatory approval has been granted to Eurowings Discover to also make their flights available for travelers from Namibia to fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Thus, as of mid-April, travelers from Namibia are offered the possibility to visit the natural wonder of Victoria Falls in just two hours flight time. Eurowings Discover is the first intercontinental airline ever to operate scheduled services to Victoria Falls.
“Windhoek has been the third destination that we added to our flight schedule back in August 2021. Ever since, this service has been among our most popular and best booked routes which is why we are delighted to further expand our flight program to and from Windhoek this summer. We are grateful to our valued partners in Namibia for placing the trust in us to further strengthen their touristic Public 2/2 market. Eurowings Discover has developed a long-term growth strategy for Namibia and the Southern African region to further support the attractiveness of Namibia for German and European holidaymakers,” says Wolfgang Raebiger, Chief Executive Officer of Eurowings Discover.
“Since the inception of our flights to Windhoek, Eurowings Discover has proactively played a pivotal role in supporting the restart of tourism in Namibia. These flights have gained immense popularity and the increase in demand has prompted us to deliver additional flights to/from Windhoek, as well as introduce new direct flights between Windhoek and Victoria falls. In doing so, our customers will benefit from a wider variety of choices and better offers when planning their journey. Furthermore, we believe that by expanding our Lufthansa Group footprint in Southern Africa, we are underlining our commitment to the region”, says Dr. Andre Schulz, General Manager, Lufthansa Group, Southern and East Africa.
High-quality product with many services included
Eurowings Discover offers a high-quality product with many services included. The aircraft offers up to 300 seats, up to 30 of which are in Business Class (lie-flat seats), up to 31 in Premium Economy and up to 244 in Economy. In all three classes, guests can look forward to a special, high-quality travel experience with all meals and non-alcoholic beverages included in the fare. Next to the culinary experience, Eurowings Discover also provides excellent entertainment onboard the flight to vacation – completely free of charge in all classes. With their own screens, travelers can choose from over 50 movies, 80 TV programs, and numerous soundtracks. Another special feature on board Eurowings Discover: guests can quickly and easily connect to the Onboard Cloud via their own device to receive an extended entertainment offer with a wide selection of magazines and over 50 cutting-edge games, gaming streams as well as an integrated gaming platform. The flights are bookable via all usual booking channels including lufthansa.com and eurowings.com. Through the integration into the Lufthansa network, passengers benefit from the direct connection to all German and European Lufthansa departure points as well as a continuous booking process and seamless transfer traffic.
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 aviation companies. Flights can be booked on lufthansa.com.