German carrier Eurowings will connect Eastern Slovakia with the region of Nord-Rhein Westfalen and its wide network of European and intercontinental destinations.
Eurowings, the best airline in Germany (2017) and member of Lufthansa Group will fly from Košice to Düsseldorf. The first flight will take off from Košice on the 28th October 2018. The route will be operated mid-day 4 times per week with a Dash Q400 aircraft on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Tickets from 29,99 € (one way incl. all fees and cabin baggage) are already available on www.eurowings.com. Eurowings will offer many convenient connecting flights via its Düsseldorf hub, for example: New York, Miami, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Ibiza, Hamburg, Madrid, etc.
The route Düsseldorf – Košice is a result of the competition Vote & Fly in which Košice got the most votes out of 6 nominated destinations. Thanks to the outstanding support of the whole community, 20 000 people voted for Košice during one hour of the live final on Eurowings Facebook page.
Ivan Oreč, senior manager network development, Eurowings on today´s press conference in Košice said: „We are pleased to announce our first route to Slovakia starting at the end of October. The link between Düsseldorf and Kosice will operate 4 times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Košice is now one of our 210 destinations and we expect to grow our traffic here and develop the region by increasing number of tourists.”
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Tomáš Jančuš, CEO Deputy and member of the management board, Košice International Airport: “We are delighted to welcome our new partner Eurowings, member of Lufthansa group, in Košice on the route Košice – Düsseldorf which will bring lots of opportunities for both business and leisure travellers. With Eurowings, Košice gets the 5th network carrier with rich network of European and American destinations. By this we confirm our position as the leader in air connectivity in Slovakia and in our catchment area. Once again I would like to thank to all our partners and supporters for their contribution because without them it would not happen so fast.”
Martin Petruško, deputy mayor of Košice: “It is a great success for Košice that such a strong and fast developing airline as Eurowings will fly to Košice on the awaited route to Düsseldorf. Germany is the most important business partner of Slovakia and I am convinced that German companies established in Košice will benefit from this connection, that it will support their growth and that it will help us to get even more foreign investors to Košice.
Rastislav Trnka, president of Košice self-governing region: “I am glad that the metropolis of Eastern Slovakia will have a new scheduled route to Germany. Undoubtedly, it will help to develop our region because more tourists can visit our UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the route is also important for the German companies that already do or would like to do business in our region.”