One of three new routes launched by Eurowings this week was the long-haul, twice-weekly, 7,376-kilometre sector from Düsseldorf to Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Only last week (on 2 November) Condor commenced its own twice-weekly service between the two airports.
- Eurowings began three routes from three different German bases this week. First up on 8 November was the twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) service from Düsseldorf (DUS) to Punta Cana (PUJ). The 767-300-operated route faces direct competition from Condor’s twice-weekly service, which began just six days earlier. Three days later the Lufthansa daughter airline started weekly flights (Saturdays) from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Funchal (FNC). Flown by the airline’s A319 fleet, the 2,803-kilometre sector will encounter incumbent TUIfly, which operates the same weekly frequency. On the same day, Eurowings commenced the weekly A320-operated route from Stuttgart (STR) to La Palma (SPC). Condor provides the competition again, flying the same route also on a weekly basis.