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Eurowings to Connect Bangkok and Phuket with Germany; Fares from THB 7,550

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Eurowings has unveiled plans to launch flights connecting Bangkok and Phuket with Cologne/Bonn Airport in Germany from 25 October 2015.

From the winter 2015/2016 flight plan onwards, the new route network will include the Thai cities of Bangkok and Phuket, Dubai as well as the Caribbean destinations of Varadero, Bridgetown and Punta Cana. The cheapest tickets on the long-haul routes are already on offer from THB7,550 one-way.

Intercontinental connections on Eurowings will be flown by Airbus A330-200. From the coming winter season onwards, the fleet will initially consist of two aircraft and will be expanded to a total of seven Airbus A330s.

SunExpress Deutschland, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, will operate the long-haul route aircraft on behalf of the new Eurowings with its own cockpit and cabin personnel.

Vienna has also been chosen as the first definite location outside of Germany as a new Eurowings base.

Initially also from winter 2015/2016 two Airbus A320s will be put into operation on European routes in the first step of the expansion.

Our new Eurowings strategy is to strengthen our position in point-to-point traffic, said Karl Ulrich Garnadt, CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines and member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa AG. The new Eurowings will tackle on long-haul routes with a new brand launch, affordable ticket prices and an attractive route network. Our customers rightly expect a high standard of quality from us. With Germanwings, we have demonstrated that we can successfully connect low prices with good quality. We will continue to fulfill this aim in the expanded route network of the new Eurowings as well.

Fares will comprise Best, Smart and Basic. The Best fare includes an extra-wide seat with more leg-room in the forward cabin area, two free items of luggage each of up to 23 kg, la carte menus on board, priority check-in, lounge access and the chance to collect miles (including Hon Circle miles).

The cheaper Smart fare includes one piece of luggage of up to 23 kg, two meals and soft drinks on board, as well as the chance to collect miles.

The Basic fair offers a straightforward travel experience at what the airline calls a "reasonable price" to which further services can be added on an individual basis.

Inflight entertainment is offered on all intercontinental flights across all fares and can be enjoyed both on screens in the backrest of the seat in front, as well as on passengers own electronic devices such as notebook computers, tablets and smartphones. All long-haul aircrafts will also have Wi-Fi on board.

The Phuket Cologne route, for example, is offered as a one-way ticket at prices from THB7,550 (Basic), THB9,850 (Smart) and THB18,900 (Best). All flights can now be bought at, while the Best and Smart fares can also be booked through travel agents. Booking will be available through from October.

On routes within Germany and on routes throughout Europe, the existing Eurowings fleet will gradually be replaced from the beginning of 2015 by aircraft in the new Eurowings livery. The 23 CRJ 900s operated until now will also be replaced by Airbus A320s. The first A320 in new livery flew on 1 February 2015 from Hamburg to Prague.

Eurowings, Bangkok, Phuket

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