Eurowings, a Lufthansa Group airline, has announced the start of new nonstop flights between Frankfurt, Germany and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Service on the Airbus 330-200 aircraft will begin April 29, 2020, five days per week until November (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun). Flights will leave Frankfurt at 2:05 PM, arriving in Phoenix at 5:05 PM then depart Phoenix at 6:55 PM, arriving in Frankfurt the next day at 3:05 PM.
The aircraft will have a three-class configuration, with 22 business class seats, 17 premium class seats and an economy class offering 231 seats. In total, the flights will have a capacity of 270.
“We are thrilled to connect the Phoenix metropolitan area with Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub, where we offer over 200 connecting flights to cities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia,” said Frank Naeve, Vice President of Sales, The Americas, Lufthansa Group. “Phoenix is one of the top growth areas in the Southwest, with a robust economy that has links to companies in Europe and beyond. 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,”
As part of the Lufthansa Group, Eurowings currently offers U.S. service from German cities to Miami, Fort Myers, Newark, New York’s JFK and Las Vegas. Along with Phoenix, the airline will also launch Frankfurt-Anchorage, Munich-Las Vegas and Munich-Orlando service in the 2020 summer schedule. Flights go on sale today. More information about the airline can be found here: https://www.lufthansa.com/us/en/lufthansa-group-star-alliance-and-partner-airlines
Condor Airlines began nonstop seasonal service from Phoenix Sky Harbor to Frankfurt in May 2018. It was so successful that they quickly announced an expansion. Phoenix had service to Dusseldorf and Frankfurt, Germany on LTU and Lufthansa Airlines from 2001-2003. Sky Harbor has had daily service to London on British Airways since 1996.
Phoenix international flights add over $3 billion to the local economy each year per the Airport’s most recent economic impact study. Just the daily nonstop to London is responsible for $2.3 million a day being injected into the Greater Phoenix economy.
“Phoenix is a global city in every sense of the word,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The success of our economy, our culture, and our future greatly depend upon our ability to successfully connect with urban centers around the world. 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.”
The Phoenix City Council approved an updated airline incentive program, allowing for funds to promote overseas flights. This is standard procedure at most major airports today and can tip the scales when an airline is choosing between cities. The funds are 100% from airport revenues- not tax dollars. The Arizona Office of Tourism, along with the convention bureaus of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Glendale are also financially supporting the effort.