By Staff Reporter
Lufthansa Group’s leisure airline, Eurowings Discover (4Y), touched down in
Zimbabwe for the very first time this Wednesday.
The carrier departed from Frankfurt, Germany, on March 29 with an Airbus A330. Flight 4Y138 arrived at Victoria Falls International Airport on Wednesday at 11:15 am on time.
Eurowings Discover operates three weekly direct connections from Frankfurt to
Victoria Falls in 2022, with return flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The flights are operated as tag flights with a short stopover in Windhoek.
Captain Wolfgang Raebiger, who is also the CEO of the new airline, operated the
first flight to Victoria Falls, which was welcomed by an airport event and special
guests including the Germany Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Udo Volz.
“This flight marks a special milestone for our airline Eurowings Discover: We are
proud to be the first intercontinental airline offering direct flights to Victoria Falls
as of today. It has never been easier for travelers from all over Europe to get to
know this beautiful country, its culture and kindhearted people and of course, the
stunning natural wonder Victoria Falls. Our booking figures show that travelers
from all over Europe are increasingly drawn to the vastness and beauty of the
African continent and we are convinced that they will value Victoria Falls as a great
and unique addition to our portfolio,” says Wolfgang Raebiger, Chief Executive
Officer of Eurowings Discover.
“With the launch of our brand new Victoria Falls flights, we are now able to offer
our customers a direct connection between Europe and the diverse KavangoZambezi region. This area is of particular importance to our leisure airline
Eurowings Discover, as we continue expanding our portfolio into attractive
touristic destinations in Africa. Furthermore, we believe in sustainability and by
introducing our new direct Eurowings Discover service to Victoria Falls, we are playing an active part in rebuilding the local tourism industry in Zimbabwe, as well
as in the neighbouring countries,” says Dr. Andre Schulz, General Manager Lufthansa Group, Southern and East Africa.
“Travel has become an important factor in the lives of many Germans. Travelers
from Germany constitute an important factor in the international tourism business.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, is an extremely beautiful and attractive destination
in Africa. Therefore, I very much welcome the fact, that tourists from Germany
venturing into Africa are now being provided a much easier access not only to the
majestic Victoria Falls but to Zimbabwe altogether. At the same time, a fast route
to Germany is now available to the people of Zimbabwe. I wish this venture every
success,” says Udo Volz, Germany Ambassador to Zimbabwe.
The new flight connects Victoria Falls to the heart of Europe. Through the
integration into the Lufthansa network, passengers benefit from the direct
connection to all German and European Lufthansa departure points as well as a
continuous booking process and seamless transfer traffic.
Eurowings Discover offers a high-quality product with many services included. The
aircraft offers up to 300 seats, up to 30 of which are in Business Class (full lie-flat
seats), up to 31 in Premium Economy and up to 244 in Economy.
In all three classes, guests can look forward to a special, high-quality travel experience with all
meals and non-alcoholic beverages included in the fare. Next to the culinary
experience, Eurowings Discover also provides excellent entertainment onboard the flight to vacation – completely free of charge in all classes with their own screens
in seat. Another special feature on board Eurowings Discover: guests can quickly
and easily connect to the Onboard Cloud via their own device to receive an
extended entertainment offer.
The flights are bookable via all usual booking channels including lufthansa.com and
Eurowings Discover is the Lufthansa Group’s new leisure airline that flies travelers from the
Frankfurt and the Munich hub to the world’s most beautiful short-, medium- and long-haul
destinations. The claim of Eurowings Discover is to tailor the travel experience to the
individual needs of its guests and to make the flight a special experience. Through
integration into the Lufthansa network, travelers benefit from direct connections to all
German and European Lufthansa departure points, as well as an end-to-end booking
process and seamless transfers.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG,
the airline draws on the expertise and experience of one of the world’s leading aviation