There were celebrations in Košice on 28 October as the Slovakian airport welcomed two new Eurowings routes from Düsseldorf and Munich. The former will be served four times weekly with Q400s while the latter will be operated twice-weekly by A320s. Cutting the specially baked cake to officially launch the new services were: Martin Petruško, Deputy Mayor of Košice, Richard Raši; Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for Investment and Informatization; Michael Tmej, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Košice International Airport; Frank Nikolaus, Area Senior Manager, Eurowings and Rastislav Trnka, President of Košice self-governing region.
- Eurowings added nine new routes to its network for the start of W18/19, with eight services from German airports beginning on 28 October and a link from Salzburg (SZG) to Fuerteventura (FUE) commencing the following day. The new connections include the LCC’s first services to Košice (KSC) in Slovakia, which will be connected to Düsseldorf (DUS) and Munich (MUC). Weekly frequencies in the nine routes vary from one to four, with the average sector length being 3,407 kilometres. Eurowings will face direct competition on four of its new airport pairs.
||Berlin Tegel (TXL)
||Gran Canaria (LPA)
||Laudamotion (4), Germania (3), SunExpress Germany (2), Sundair (1)
||Laudamotion (2), Germania (2), Sundair (1)
|Cologne Bonn (CGN)
||Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 30 October 2018. WF = Weekly frequencies.