German low-cost carrier Eurowings has announced its first ever routes to Russia and Georgia.
The airline will launch services from its home base Dusseldorf to Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg in Russia on July 19th and July 24th respectively. Flights to Krasnodar (IATA: KRR) will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays, while Yekaterinburg will be served on Saturdays only. Furthermore, flights from Dusseldorf to Georgian capital Tbilisi will start on July 21st, operating twice per week on Wednesdays and Sundays. All three new routes are set to be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.
Eurowings says these new routes are part of what it calls its “Visit Friends and Relatives segment”. Under this strategy, the airline already launched connections to Lebanese capital Beirut and Erbil in Iraq in December 2020.
This new focus of the Lufthansa-owned carrier comes as the airline group is looking for different ways to make money. The ongoing Coronavirus crisis has significantly impacted its operations, especially in the business traveller segment.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.