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German low-cost carrier Eurowings has launched a direct flight from Düsseldorf to Fort Myers in the USA.
Passengers will fly to the southeast of the United States three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and can also combine their flights to or from Düsseldorf with a connection via Munich to optimise their travel plans.
The airline is thus supplementing its long-haul range from the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia’s airport and expanding its market leadership there: Europe’s fastest growing airline now has 40 aircraft based in Düsseldorf, offering the most extensive route network among all its locations.
The route to Florida will be operated with an Airbus A330-330.
Eurowings flies the route between North Rhine-Westphalia and the Sunshine State, with its perfect average temperature of 25 degrees even in winter, in just over ten hours.
The Airbus A330 manages the return flight in just under nine hours.
“As the most important airline at Düsseldorf airport, we are steadily expanding our market strength here.
“The long-haul flights to Florida, which we are launching today, are an important milestone in our rapid and consistent development at this location,” said Oliver Wagner, Eurowings chief commercial officer.
“It also includes an exceptional product that we are continuing to develop with great innovative strength.
In addition to the rapidly growing offering of short and medium-haul routes, the market leader at Düsseldorf airport will be able to offer 1,700 more long-haul flights per year from here and thus carry around 450,000 additional passengers.