Germanwings has expanded its range of flights to popular holiday destinations for this year. The summer flight plan, which begins on March 30, offers flights from Dusseldorf to Palma de Mallorca (with up to 24 connections per week), Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Ibiza and Venice.
From Hamburg, new routes to Heraklion and Faro will be launched, and from Berlin/Tegel, the carrier has extended its summer timetable, with new flights to Palma de Mallorca and Split in particular.
A large part of the growth is due to the acquisition of Lufthansa routes, although the German airline has launched new routes as well as expanding capacity on its existing routes.
In terms of markets, the demand for flights to Italy is growing the most, with 83% more seats on sale as part of the 2014 summer timetable than there were in 2013. Spain is also seeing clear growth, with 79% more seats available this year – Palma de Mallorca alone has seen an increase in capacity of 75%. On the routes to and from Greece, the airline has increased the number of seats by 34%, while Portugal sees an increase of 25% on the previous year.
In terms of individual destinations, the destination that sees the highest volume of travellers is Palma de Majorca with a 75% increase. In the capital of Mallorca, the airline is offering almost 7,000 seats more per week than last year and this is also the case in Barcelona (up 56%), Rome (up 64%), Venice (up 83%), Thessaloniki (up 53%), Heraklion (up 51%), Ibiza (up 61%), Naples (up 81%) or Bologna (up 97%), where flight numbers are once again strong and growing at a good level.
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