Eurowings Discover has received the Air Operator Certificate
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Just in time for the summer season, the new leisure airline of the Lufthansa Group is ready for take-off. With the issuance of the operating license and certificate of air operator (AOC) by the German Federal Aviation Authority, the young airline Eurowings Discover has successfully completed the last stage on its way to independent flight operations. The certificate was issued by the German Federal Aviation Authority on June 16.
Eurowings Discover is also the first airline in Germany to receive an unlimited permit under a new requirement in aviation law, known as the CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization).
Eurowings Discover has received the Air Operator Certificate and the operating license.
Lufthansa Group's newest airline will take off on July 24 from its base in Frankfurt to operate the inaugural flight to Mombasa with a service to Zanzibar. In August, the flight schedule will be completed with other attractive long-distance destinations. Thus, in addition to two weekly frequencies to Mombasa / Zanzibar, starting in August there will be three flights a week to Punta Cana and five flights a week to Windhoek. In October, Eurowings Discover will also fly three times a week to Las Vegas and Mauritius.
In the 2021 winter flight schedule, three weekly frequencies to Bridgetown, Montego Bay and Varadero will be added. In addition, the flight schedule will be extended from November to include short and medium haul flights to the Canary Islands, Egypt and Morocco.
Prior to the start of long-haul operations at the end of July, Eurowings Discover plans to operate continental flights to Lufthansa Group, Air Dolomiti, in mid-July, to gradually intensify operations and ensure a started smoothly on long-haul routes.
Inaugural flight to Mombasa with flight to Zanzibar
The airline's fleet will consist of a maximum of 11 aircraft this year and will increase to 21 aircraft by the middle of next year: 10 x Airbus A320 and 11 x Airbus A330. All aircraft come from the Lufthansa Group fleet.
Thanks to the full integration into the Lufthansa power network, passengers will benefit from end-to-end booking processes and seamless transfer traffic. All flights can already be booked on lufthansa.com - currently under Lufthansa flight number (LH). The changeover to Eurowings Discover flight number "4Y" is scheduled for the week of the inaugural flight.
Eurowings Discover is the new leisure airline of the Lufthansa Group and a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. With the IATA code 4Y and a wide range of short, medium and long-term services, Eurowings Discover complements Lufthansa's tourist offer in its German hubs and offers travelers a wide range of attractive destinations. With suitable offers from SWISS and Edelweiss, the Lufthansa Group successfully operates this combined business model at the Zurich hub.
The group's strategy was to create direct competition to the charter airline Condor, which is a former subsidiary of Lufthansa. The project was originally named Ocean, but was renamed Eurowings Discover in January.