Another airline has added a new flight from Phoenix to Europe.
Eurowings will start offering a nonstop service between Frankfurt, Germany and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in April 2020.
The low-cost airline owned by the Lufthansa Group announced the service Wednesday with plans to fly an Airbus 330-200 aircraft for the route. The aircraft will have a capacity of 270 passengers, of which 22 will be in business class, 17 in premium and 231 seats available in economy. Tickets are now on sale for the new route.
The Phoenix-to-Frankfurt Eurowings flight will operate five days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – on a seasonal basis, running April 29 to November.
“Phoenix is one of the top growth areas in the Southwest, with a robust economy that has links to companies in Europe and beyond,” said Frank Naeve, Lufthansa’s vice president of sales over the Americas, in a statement. “The new Eurowings flights will definitely usher in a new era for both leisure and business travelers alike in Arizona and throughout the Lufthansa network.”
Eurowings was founded in 1996 and bought by the Lufthansa Group in 2006 and has been growing its service to the U.S. since. Eurowings flies from many German cities to Newark, New York’s JFK, Las Vegas, Miami and Fort Myers airports. In 2020 the airlines has plans to add service to Anchorage and Orlando.
One trigger that has encouraged new international flights to Phoenix Sky Harbor was the Phoenix City Council’s approval of an updated airline incentive program. The change allows funds to advertise and promote overseas flights. Phoenix uses money generated from the airport to fund these promotions. The advertising efforts are being done in both Arizona and Germany.
“The success of our economy, our culture and our future greatly depend upon our ability to successfully connect with urban centers around the world,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego in a statement. “Sky Harbor has already added three new international flights this year, an impressive testament to the many innovative and exciting things happening here in Phoenix.”