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January 13th, 2010

Germanwings to launch new base at Hanover

Germanwings will this summer open a new base at Hanover and launch 15 new routes. From May 2010 they will begin flights to Stuttgart, Bastia, Palma, Vienna, Barcelona, Heraklion, Moscow (Vnukovo), Zadar, Budapest, London (Stansted), Rome (Fiumicino), Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Milan (Malpensa) and Split.

They are expected to create around 70 new flights per week which will be operated by three aircraft.

September 22nd, 2009

Germanwings to add Copenhagen flights from Cologne

Germanwings are to begin flying to Copenhagen from their base at Cologne-Bonn next year. From 28 March 2010 they will fly six times per week on this route, with a number of onward connections available to further Germanwings destinations at Cologne-Bonn.

June 23rd, 2009

Germanwings to fly from Manchester to Cologne

Germanwings will begin operating flights between Cologne-Bonn and Manchester this winter. They are due to fly five times per week on this route from 25 October 2009.

November 20th, 2008

Germanwings to begin flying to Lourdes

Germanwings have put a new route on sale from their Cologne-Bonn base to Lourdes. They are to begin flying twice per week on this route from 18 May 2009.

July 28th, 2008

Germanwings to fly to Sarajevo

Germanwings have put their winter 2008/09 timetable on sale, which includes a new route from their Stuttgart base to Sarajevo. This route will begin from 27 October 2008. They will also launch flights to Sarajevo from Cologne-Bonn in mid-August.

February 26th, 2008

Germanwings to fly to Reykjavik

Germanwings have put flights on sale from their Cologne-Bonn base to Reykjavik for the summer 2008 season. They will fly twice per week on this route from 04 June 2008.

December 22nd, 2007

Germanwings to fly to Osijek

Germanwings will begin a new route to the Croatian city of Osijek – the economic and cultural centre of Slavonia. They will begin flying five times per week to Osijek from their Cologne-Bonn base from the end of March 2008.

April 26th, 2007

Germanwings winter 2007 schedule on sale

Germanwings have put parts of their winter 2007 flight schedule on sale. This includes, amongst others, new routes from Stuttgart to Belgrade and Kavala, and from Dortmund to Split, Zagreb and Munich.

March 21st, 2007

New Dortmund flights for Germanwings

Germanwings will begin flying from Dortmund from 21 June 2007. They will begin flights to Palma, Ibiza, Faro, Istanbul (Sabiha) and Vienna.

December 13th, 2006

Kavala a new destination from Stuttgart

Germanwings will begin flying to Kavala (Greece) from their Stuttgart base next year. Weekly flights will begin on 27 March 2007.

November 25th, 2006

Germanwings summer 2007 schedule on sale

Germanwings have put flights on sale until the end of October 2007. This includes a number of new routes from their Stuttgart, Cologne-Bonn, Berlin (Schoenefeld) and Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) bases. Flights begin from the end of March.

From Cologne-Bonn they will begin flying to Alghero (Sardinia), Zadar (Croatia), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bucharest (Baneasa) (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Bourgas (Bulgaria), Varna (Bulgaria) and Kavala. From Stuttgart they will begin flying to Bastia (Corsica), from Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) to Palma and from Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Bourgas (Bulgaria), Verona (Villafranca) (Bulgaria) and Balaton  (Hungary).

September 4th, 2006

Germanwings to launch new routes for summer

Germanwings have put a number of new routes on sale for the summer 2007 season. These include flights from their Cologne-Bonn base to Rhodos, Malta, Corfu, Lamezia-Terme and Mykonos. They will launch new routes from their Stuttgart hub to Athens, Ankara (Esenboga), Lamezia-Terme, Malta and Ibiza, and also from Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) to Corfu and from Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Mykonos.

July 7th, 2006

Germanwings adds St Petersburg and Zweibrucken from Berlin

Germanwings has put 2 new routes from their Berlin (Schoenefeld) base on sale, including flights to St. Petersburg from 02 November 2006, and flights to Zweibrucken from 15 September.

June 29th, 2006

Germanwings to launch Hamburg to Moscow connection

From 31 October 2006, Germanwings will begin flying between Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) and Moscow (Vnukovo). This will be their 4th route to Moscow (Vnukovo).

June 13th, 2006

dba to fly between Stuttgart and Moscow

German low-cost airline dba will begin flying directly between Stuttgart and Moscow (Domodedovo) next week. This will see them compete with Germanwings who already fly between Stuttgart and Moscow (Vnukovo).

Flights on the dba routes can be booked now at

May 23rd, 2006

Belgrade back on the European low-cost map

Belgrade will return to the low-cost map of Europe, as German budget airline Germanwings will begin flying there from 02 September 2006. They will fly from their Cologne-Bonn base.

April 28th, 2006

Germanwings launch summer Bastia service

Germanwings will launch a summer route between Cologne-Bonn to Bastia (Corsica) on 20 June 2006. They will fly twice per week on this route. Flights are now on sale at

April 7th, 2006

Germanwings to fly to Albania and Serbia

Germanwings will begin flights from their Cologne-Bonn base to Albania and Serbia and Montenegro from June 2006. From 11 June they will begin flying to Pristina and from 24 June they will begin flying to Tirana.

Both destinations have previously been served by low-cost airlines, but routes have been dropped. These will also be the only low-cost flights to these countries. Flights can be booked at

March 9th, 2006

Norwegian expands to include St Petersburg and others

Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying from their Oslo (International) base to St. Petersburg from the beginning of May 2006. This follows the announcement last week that Germanwings would begin flying to St. Petersburg.

Norwegian Air Shuttle will also move their Oslo (International) to Paris route from Paris (Beauvais) to Paris (Orly) from April.

In June they will add 2 summer services to Alicante from Bergen and Stavanger.

March 2nd, 2006

Germanwings launches flights to St Petersburg

Germanwings will launch flights to St. Petersburg from Cologne-Bonn on 28 April 2006. They will fly 3 times weekly, restoring St. Petersburg back on the low-cost airline map of Europe.

They have also announced details of 2 new routes from Stuttgart which will be launched in April/May. They will begin flying weekly to Malaga and Faro.

Flights are on sale now at

February 9th, 2006

Hapag-Lloyd Express takes over from Germanwings at Birmingham

Hapag-Lloyd Express will begin flying between Birmingham and Cologne-Bonn from early May 2006. This is in response to the announcement that Germanwings will scrap their flights on this route at the end of March.

For those wishing to make use of this route, flights are already on sale at

December 24th, 2005

Germanwings to Moscow and Dubrovnik

Germanwings will launch 2 new routes at the end of March 2006, including a route from Cologne-Bonn to Dubrovnik and a route from Stuttgart to Moscow (Vnukovo).

October 13th, 2005

Germanwings summer 2006 timetable

Later this evening, Germanwings will put their summer 2006 timetable on sale. This will include new routes from Cologne-Bonn to Alicante, Gdansk, Gothenburg (Saeve), Heraklion, Jerez and Antalya. It will also include new routes from Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Ibiza, Stuttgart to Antalya and Hamburg to Izmir.

Flights will go on sale (for new and existing destinations) this evening at 6pm CET at

September 9th, 2005

Germanwings expands further at Stuttgart

Germanwings will launch 6 new routes from Stuttgart at the end of October 2005. They will begin flying to Bologna, Verona, Prague, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Milan (Malpensa) and Dusseldorf.

They will also begin flying a route between Dresden and Hamburg on 27 November.

Flights are available to book on these new routes now at

August 8th, 2005

Germanwings to establish a base at Hamburg

Germanwings will make Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) a base from this coming winter season. They will begin flying to 9 new destinations from Fuhlsbuettel, including Istanbul (Sabiha), Krakow, London (Gatwick), Munich, Oslo, Stockholm, Toulouse, Warsaw and Zagreb.

Flights will go on sale from 6pm (CET) on 10 August 2005 at

August 5th, 2005

Poland – the hottest country for low-cost flying?

In recent days, both Ryanair and Germanwings have proclaimed their expansion into Poland a success. Ryanair is considering expansion into 5 more airports, and are rumoured to be considering Katowice, Deblin, Lublin-Niedzwiada, Szczytno and Bialystok. Ryanair are expected to announce at least another 2-3 routes to Poland this year.

Both Ryanair and Germanwings have stated that they may be looking to have a base in Poland.

July 12th, 2005

Germanwings route to Leipzig

On 29 september 2005, Germanwings will launch a new route from Cologne-Bonn to Leipzig.

June 9th, 2005

Germanwings winter schedule on sale

Following the announcement by Hapag-Lloyd Express, Germanwings have announced that they will begin the sale of flights from their 2005/06 winter schedule this afternoon at 4pm (GMT). This will include flights until 25 March 2006.

They will also put their routes on sale in phases. This first phase will include new routes from Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Oslo, Prague and Warsaw.

Bookings can be made at

April 28th, 2005

Germanwings expands at Cologne

Following their previous announcement that they will add Moscow to their network, Germanwings will launch a new route there from Cologne-Bonn. They will launch the route to Moscow (Vnukovo) on 16 July 2005 and will also begin flying to Dubrovnik a week earlier.

April 21st, 2005

Germanwings connect Stuttgart and Split

On 14 July 2005, Germanwings are due to begin flying 3-times weekly from Stuttgart to Split.

Tickets are available now on this route.

April 13th, 2005

Germanwings fly to Moscow

As As previously announced, Germanwings are due to launch a new flight flight from Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Moscow this summer season, although a launch date and airport was not confirmed at the time of the original announcement.

We have learnt that they are due to commence flying a 3-times weekly service to Vnukovo airport on 20 June 2005 and expect that flights will be on sale shortly from

March 11th, 2005

Germanwings make Berlin next base

Hot on the heels of easyJet‘s announcement last week that they were to expand their operation at Berlin (Schoenefeld) this September, Germanwings have announced that they will expand their operation at Schoenefeld in June.

From 05 June 2005, they will commence flying new routes to Zagreb, Split, Stockholm (Arlanda), Istanbul (Sabiha), Ankara, Munich and Dusseldorf. All of these routes are available to book immediately at

Germanwings have also announced that they will commence flying to Moscow, also in June. They are yet to confirm which airport they will fly to in Moscow. Tickets are expected to be available on this route soon in the next couple of days.

February 2nd, 2005

Germanwings launch new route to Izmir

Germanwings will put tickets on sale this evening for a new route from Stuttgart to Izmir. Flights are due to operate from 17 July to 24 September 2005.

January 24th, 2005

Germanwings connect Birmingham and Cologne

On 14 April 2005, Germanwings are due to launch a new route between Birmingham (International) and Cologne-Bonn.

January 12th, 2005

Centralwings and Germanwings to cooperate

It was announced yesterday that Germanwings and Centralwings are to cooperate. They will work together on sales and marketing, in much the same way Germanwings is already working with bmibaby.

Germanwings is part of Lufthansa, and Centralwings is the new low-cost offshoot of Polish state airline, LOT. Centralwings is due to begin flying at the beginning of February.

Already both of the airline web sites have been updated to reflect the changes.

November 19th, 2004

Germanwings announce new route to Verona

On 12 May 2005, Germanwings will launch a new route between Cologne-Bonn and Verona.

Tickets are on sale now.

October 8th, 2004

Germanwings to ‘rescue’ V-Bird passengers

Germanwings are flying V-Bird passengers with confirmed bookings at reduced rates, from their base at Cologne-Bonn.

Customers have until the end of this weekend to make reduced-price reservations with Germanwings.

August 29th, 2004

Germanwings adds Stuttgart to Palma

Germanwings are continuing their expansion at their 2nd based at Stuttgart. They will begin flying from Stuttgart to Palma (Mallorca) in November 2004.

This new route is in addition to the 7 new destinations recently announced from Stuttgart, which included Madrid, London (Stansted), Warsaw, Zagreb, Krakow, Hamburg and Dresden, which also commence at the same time.

August 6th, 2004

Germanwings expands at Stuttgart

Germanwings have announced that they will be increasing the number of flights from their hub in Stuttgart.

From 31 October 2004 they will begin flying new routes to Hamburg, Dresden, Krakow, Warsaw, Zagreb and London (Stansted). In addition, they will restore their link between Stuttgart and Madrid.

Tickets will go on sale this afternoon (Friday 06 August) at 3pm CET.

June 7th, 2004

Germanwings winter timetable

The German low-cost airline, Germanwings, has announced partial details for their winter timetable. They are now taking bookings from 31 October 2004 up until 26 March 2005 for a large number of destinations.

Details of the remaining scheduled flights are expected to be announced soon.

May 7th, 2004

Germanwings add new destinations

germanwings will add 3 new routes this summer, all originating from Cologne-Bonn. They include Krakow and Zagreb (beginning 26 June 2004), and also Split, beginning 26 July 2004.

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