Low-cost Eurowings flies to Bangkok

BANGKOK, 5 January 2018 – Lufhansa’s low-cost airline Eurowings will launch a direct Munich-Bangkok service mid-June.

The low-cost airline will launch two weekly flights, Saturday and Monday, with the inaugural flight departing the Bavarian capital 15 June. The first flight out of Bangkok will commence 16 June.

It will mark the first long-haul, low-cost scheduled air service between the two countries.

Thailand has always been a popular destination for charter services from Germany and over the last three decades Air Berlin and its predecessor, LTU, as well as Condor and Thomas Cook, all served destinations in Thailand.

Eurowings is the latest to tap the low-fare market between Europe and Thailand, but its low-cost airline business model, with no frills and most services surcharged on the base fare remains a relatively untested for Thai travellers booking long-haul travel.

Lufthansa Airlines group general manager sales Thailand, Vietnam and the Mekong Region, Stefan Molnar commented: “We are very pleased about this new route from Munich to Bangkok by Eurowings. The launch of this connection strengthens Lufthansa Group’s presence in this market and increases Lufthansa Group’s flexibility and choices in terms of overall offers from Thailand to Europe.

Eurowings will ensure that the airline group can capture a slice of the leisure travel market between the two countries.

Munich is a popular destination for Thai tourists who are looking for competitive fares.

Eurowings will receive its seventh Airbus A330 in a few weeks giving it 21 aircraft capable of flying long-haul routes.

It started long-haul leisure flights two years ago mainly to destinations in the Caribbean and the United States.

The new flight between Bangkok and Munich will be launched with fares starting at THB7,369 one-way roughly half of the cheapest offer on the parent airline Lufthansa and airlines it controls such as SWISS and Austrian Airlines.

The group offers 28 weekly frequencies from Thailand (both Bangkok and Phuket) to Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich and Cologne-Bonn.