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Eurowings launches Cologne/Bonn - Phuket service

Eurowings is now en route to Asia. Last week (18 December 2015) one of the airline's Airbus A330 jets took off from Cologne/Bonn to Phuket for the first time. Eurowings has excellent capacity utilisation on the new route: the inaugural flight was fully booked.

The Eurowings Airbus will fly to Phuket on Mondays and Fridays during the winter scheduling period up to the end of March 2016. Low-cost flights can be booked via the Internet or via the Germanwings Service Center.

Travel agents can also book the flights via Lufthansa. In addition to Phuket, Eurowings also has Bangkok on its flight programme to Thailand. Both airports are reached from Cologne/Bonn in Germany.  

Oliver Wagner, member of Eurowings management, said, "As of today, we're continuing to round out the Eurowings long-haul programme with a total of two new destinations in Asia. We're already able to offer a highly attractive range at very competitive prices and we'll be expanding this significantly again in the coming months. This means that Eurowings is well-positioned not just for European travel but also for long-haul destinations."  

Eurowings takes off for Phuket at 18:20 on Mondays and 11:10 on Fridays with the flight lasting 11 hours and 25 minutes. Flights can be booked at competitive prices up to the end of October next year.  

Holiday guests from Germany can expect fantastic weather, wonderful beaches and impressive temples on Phuket, Thailand's largest island. Phuket is located in the south of Thailand and is separated from the mainland by only a narrow strip of water. The island has become one of Asia's tourist hotspots. Even during the monsoon season, temperatures rarely drop below 25 C. During the dry months, they climb up to around 35 C, offering perfect bathing weather and brilliant sunshine. The island offers a variety of activities – from snorkelling and diving to sailing trips and quad bike excursions.  

Since the 1960s Thailand has been one of the main destinations for international tourism. Economic development and liberalisation in Asia has enabled rapid growth, supported by a good range of long-haul flights for tourists from Europe and America. At the same time government policy has always been geared to promoting tourism with the aim of balancing the trade deficit with the income from tourism. More than 16 million people visit the country each year, with more than 600,000 people travelling annually from Germany to Thailand.  

The Cologne/Bonn – Phuket route will be operated with an Airbus A330 combining comfortable seating with a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system.   

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