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Havana to become the next Eurowings long-haul destination as of December

Havana to become the next Eurowings long-haul destination as of December/ Travel comfortably to the Caribbean's largest city from Cologne/Bonn on Thursdays and enjoy sun, culture and nightlife

In addition to its extensive range of German domestic and European flights, Eurowings is steadily expanding its international portfolio. It's now possible to travel to the Cuban capital Havana with one flight a week from Cologne/Bonn. Starting on 15 December 2016, the route will be operated with a state-of-the-art Airbus A330.

The Havana offer is part of the German airline's continuing route development on the American continent. The latest destination in North America since Wednesday is Boston, an ideal base for visiting top US spots such as New York, Philadelphia and Washington.

The complete range of low-cost European connections and intercontinental flights can be booked via the Internet at www.eurowings.com, www.lufthansa.com or in the Service Center by calling +44 (0) 330 365 1918. Travel agents can also book the flights via Lufthansa.

Eurowings flies to the Cuban capital on Thursdays: the comfortably equipped long-haul jet departs from Konrad-Adenauer Airport at 11.25 and touches down in Havana at 16.50 local time. On the return flight, Eurowings takes off at 18.50 local time and lands back on the Rhine at 10.10 Friday morning. Eurowings also offers ideal connecting flights from other airports,for example from Hamburg, Berlin-Tegel, Zurich, London Stansted, Dresden and Leipzig.

Havana, with over two million inhabitants, is the largest city in the Caribbean and is located on the Bay of Havana between the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Florida. Old Havana, originally founded by the Spanish, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. Since then, the city's historic centre has been completely rehabilitated and will be refinanced by tourism. The number of foreign visitors has been growing rapidly since the 90s with tourism currently being one of the city's most important economic sectors. Havana is the cultural centre of Cuba and offers a wide range of attractions – museums, palaces, colonial-style public squares, avenues, churches, fortresses (including the largest fortification built by the Spanish in America), ballet, cinemas and theatres.

The restoration of Old Havana has given rise to a large number of new facilities and many colonial buildings now house museums. The Cuban government places special emphasis on good access to cultural activities and as result the entry prices to museums and festivals are generally very low. Along with numerous cafés and bars, Havana is famous for its dance shows, in the Club Tropicana for example. The traditional music in Cuba is the Son Cubano which is now heard more commonly in music venues.

With more than 3,000 scheduled departures a week, Eurowings is one of Europe's most punctual airlines. Even on long-haul routes, the reliability and punctuality of flight operations has improved significantly following a challenging launch phase with only two long-haul jets. Since Eurowings started to add its long-haul flights, around 90 percent of all passengers have arrived at their destination less than 60 minutes late.

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