Eurowings turns to northern Europe this winter with new routes
On Friday July 10, Eurowings announced four new destinations for its upcoming winter flight program. The low-cost company will serve two of these new destinations in the far north from Düsseldorf, the other two coming from Stuttgart, Germany. Let’s see where Eurowings takes its planes this winter.
The new Eurowings destinations will be welcome news for adventurers who love and can handle these colder climates. The airline will offer the following services for its 2021/22 winter flight schedule from the German cities of Düsseldorf and Stuttgart:
- Düsseldorf-Tromsø (Norway): Flights will take place every Saturday from December 4th. From December 21, an additional weekly flight will be added on Tuesdays.
- Düsseldorf-Rovaniemi (Finland): Flights every Sunday from December 5th.
- Stuttgart-Kiruna (Sweden): Flights every Saturday from December 4th.
- Stuttgart-Luleå (Sweden): Flights start in early December on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The airline says one-way tickets for all flights will start at 49.99 euros. Of course, we can expect to see higher rates as availability decreases with rates generally higher as the holidays approach as well.
“German travelers can look forward to fascinating landscapes and nature experiences such as the polar night, the northern lights or extravagant leisure experiences such as dog sledding or icebreaker trips.” – Eurowings, by press release.
Why these destinations?
With the launch of these new routes, it looks like Eurowings is trying to attract snow and cold enthusiasts.
Indeed, the city of Tromsø, in Norway, is located 344 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, corresponding to the latitude of northern Alaska. Eurowings notes that the area around Tromsø is particularly attractive due to the Northern Lights.
In Finland, Rovaniemi could be a better family destination with its self-proclaimed title of “official Santa Claus home”. Although the area is also known as a place to observe the Northern Lights, it is also home to the Science Center and the Arktikum Museum.
In Sweden, Luleå offers snowmobile safaris, dawn tours and icebreaker tours, while Kiruna offers skiing, dog sledding and snowshoeing.
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Use of the Airbus A319
The airline will use its Airbus A319s to transport passengers to these northern destinations. The smallest member of the A320 family, the Eurowings A319, is configured to accommodate around 150 passengers.
The airline actually has three seating configurations, according to Planespotters.net. At the more spacious end is a 144 seat configuration, which increases to 150 and 156. This is likely due to the number of “More legroom” seats available at the front of the aircraft. Regardless of the configuration, all seats are essentially the same, although passengers booking a “Bizclass” ticket will find that the middle seat has been stuck in their row. This is a fairly common practice with European short-haul flights.
Are you interested in any of these new services? Or have you yourself visited one of these northern regions? Let us know in the comments.