Germany’s leisure airline Eurowings and Smartwings, the leading Czech airline, have launched the first phase of their codeshare agreement. With immediate effect, Eurowings connections from the new base in Prague to the destinations Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Bristol, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Larnaca, Heraklion, Málaga, Alicante, Stockholm, Faro, Rome and Mallorca will also be offered under Smartwings flight numbers and marketed via smartwings.com and other channels. This will allow Smartwings customers to benefit from the growing number of direct connections of the Lufthansa Group airline from the Czech capital. In a next step of the partnership, it is planned that Smartwings flights will also be offered under Eurowings flight numbers.
With the opening of its base in the Czech capital, Eurowings has significantly expanded its services in Central Europe. By summer 2022, the Lufthansa subsidiary will be stationing three Airbus A320 aircraft, including local crews, in the Czech capital. The flights will be operated by Eurowings Europe, the pan-European flight operation of Eurowings.