Lufthansa Group subsidiary, Eurowings, launched direct flights to Frankfurt, a main Lufthansa Hub, this afternoon. The inaugural flight, EW 1274/ LH 5436 was welcomed with an official water arch conducted by McCarran International Airport.
With this new flight, Nevadans now have access to Frankfurt, a bustling European gateway, which offers an expansive network of connections worldwide. The new route will initially fly from today, October 27, 2019, which is the official start of the winter travel season, until March 28, 2020.
The Las Vegas – Frankfurt route operates three times per week with an Airbus A330- 200. During this current winter 2019/20 season, the configuration of the aircraft on these routes will consist of 21 Premium Economy Class seats and 289 Economy Class seats. Passengers will also have the opportunity to benefit from their Miles & More membership when flying to and from Las Vegas on Eurowings.
“We are thrilled to offer our Las Vegas customers direct, non-stop access to our hub in Frankfurt, where they can enjoy a large range of options to connect internationally with our vast airline network,” said Larry Ryan, Senior Director Sales USA, Lufthansa Group. “North America remains one of our strongest regions and the increased route capacity continues to display that the Lufthansa Group is committed to the US market. The new Las Vegas – Frankfurt route is a perfect example of this growth.”
“We are pleased to welcome Eurowings’ latest expansion of its service to and from McCarran International Airport,” said Chris Jones, Chief Marketing Officer for Clark County Department of Aviation. “With the addition of this route connecting Eurowings’ Frankfurt hub and Las Vegas, travelers will have more opportunities to explore the world’s most alluring destinations.”
With this new route, Eurowings will be able to fly customers from Las Vegas to Frankfurt, Germany, and offer connections to Lufthansa Group’s large network of destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and beyond. These include popular destinations such as Barcelona, Budapest, Florence, Rome and Tel Aviv.
Furthermore, this flight will be code shared with United Airlines, linking Las Vegas with over 1,300 global connections from the Group’s hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.
Frankfurt, Germany’s most international city, offers a rich culture and history, with a population of about 750,000. The Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region is one of Europe’s leading economic centers and a popular travel destination. It is home to a wide range of tourist attractions and sights, including world-class ballet, opera, theaters and art exhibitions. As Germany’s fifth largest city, it is the nation’s financial powerhouse—home to the German Central Bank and the European Central bank, which manages the euro. It is also the gateway to Germany’s robust hi-tech scene.