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Eurowings expands its winter service to Northern Europe

Eurowings is expanding its winter service to Northern Europe with flights from four new destinations: two each from Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. These new destinations will be a welcome addition for adventure seekers and for those who can handle colder climates.

From Düsseldorf

Starting 4th December 2021, Eurowings will fly once-weekly on Saturdays between Düsseldorf and Tromsø (Norway) with flights on Tuesdays being added from 21st December 2021. The timings for the Saturday-flights are:

  • Düsseldorf-Tromsø
  • Departure time: 15:05
  • Arrival time: 18:20
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: EW9250
  • Tromsø-Düsseldorf
  • Departure time: 19:10
  • Arrival time: 22:30
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: EW9251

The timings for the Tuesday-flights are:

  • Düsseldorf-Tromsø
  • Departure time: 13:50
  • Arrival time: 17:05
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: EW9250
  • Tromsø-Düsseldorf
  • Departure time: 17:55
  • Arrival time: 21:15
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: EW9251

As of 5th December 2021, the low-cost carrier will fly once-a-week on Sundays between Düsseldorf and Rovaniemi (Finland). The schedule for these flights is:

  • Düsseldorf-Rovaniemi
  • Departure time: 08:45
  • Arrival time: 12:40
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: EW9270
  • Rovaniemi-Düsseldorf
  • Departure time: 13:30
  • Arrival time: 15:40
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: EW9271

From Stuttgart

Eurowings will start offering once-weekly flights on Saturdays between Stuttgart and Kiruna (Sweden) from 4th December 2021. These flights will be operated with the following schedule:

  • Stuttgart-Kiruna
  • Departure time: 14:50
  • Arrival time: 18:10
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: EW2910
  • Kiruna-Stuttgart
  • Departure time: 18:50
  • Arrival time: 22:10
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: EW2911

Finally, as of 1st December 2021, the carrier will fly twice-a-week on Wednesdays and Sundays between Stuttgart and Luleå. The schedule for these flights is:

  • Stuttgart-Luleå
  • Departure time: 06:10
  • Arrival time: 09:25
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: EW2916
  • Luleå-Stuttgart
  • Departure time: 10:10
  • Arrival time: 13:15
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: EW2917

Scandinavian Airlines recently announced a new route between Luleå and London Heathrow.

Eurowings, in a statement, said:

Travellers from Germany can expect fascinating landscapes and nature experiences such as the polar night, the Northern lights or extravagant leisure experiences such as dog sledding or icebreaker trips.

The airline states that one-way tickets for all flights begins at 49.99 euros.

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Destination information

With the launch of these new routes, it looks like Eurowings is attempting to attract the snow and cold-loving demographic.

Tromsø lies 344 kilometers North of the Arctic Circle, which corresponds to the latitude of Northern Alaska. As a travel destination, the region is particularly attractive because of the Northern Lights.

Finnish city of Rovaniemi is located somewhat further South than Tromsø near the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and is known to tourists from Germany primarily for its Northern Lights tours. However, there is also the Arktikum science center and museum to discover, which impresses with its spectacular architecture and exhibitions on history and life in the far north.

Luleå is located in the North of Sweden and impresses with its mystical polar lights and crystal-clear ice worlds. The area offers attractive leisure experiences such as snowmobile safaris, aurora tours or trips with the icebreaker.

Kiruna is the northernmost city in Sweden. Visitors to the region can look forward to activities such as skiing, dog sledding and snowshoeing. The ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi is also a visitor magnet: it is rebuilt every year starting in October and opens in December.

Airbus A319s will be utilised

The airline will be using its Airbus A319s to fly passengers to these northern destinations. Eurowings’ A319s are configured to accommodate around 150 passengers. The airline has three different configurations for these A319s.

On the more spacious end is a 144-seat configuration, with 150-seats and 156-seats being the other two denser configurations. This is presumably due to the number of ‘More Legroom’ seats available at the front of the plane.

However, regardless of the configuration, all seats are essentially the same, although passengers booking a ‘Bizclass’ ticket will find that the middle seat has been blocked in their row, as is a common practice in most European short-haul business class flights.

Meanwhile, Lufthansa’s newest subsidiary, Eurowings Discover recently announced new long-haul routes for Summer 2022.

Featured image by Wikimedia Commons

What do you think of Eurowings’ new destinations in the north? Have you been to any of the 4 destinations mentioned above? Let me know in the comments section below.

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