Eurowings grows Pristina network to 10 destinations with three new routes launched in June
Lufthansa’s in-house LCC Eurowings and its predecessor germanwings have been serving Pristina in Kosovo since June 2006 when service was launched from Cologne Bonn. This summer it is operating 10 routes to/from Pristina, including three new ones. New flights were launched to Malmö in Sweden on 28 June, to Brussels CRL in Belgium on 29 June and to Bremen in Germany on 30 June. The Swedish route is served 2-weekly, the other two new routes just weekly. These join the airline’s existing destinations of Düsseldorf (served 11-weekly in July), Frankfurt (3-weekly), Geneva (2-weekly, launched in June 2019), Hamburg (2-weekly), Hannover (2-weekly), Munich (5-weekly) and Stuttgart (6-weekly).
One aircraft now based at Pristina
In total, Eurowings is operating 35 weekly flights from Pristina in July, according to Cirium Data and Analytics. To help with operations, the airline has based an aircraft in Pristina for the summer. Currently that aircraft is an A320 (registration D-ABHN). According to flightradar24.com the aircraft has operated the following flights during the last seven days:
Saturday 10 July: Frankfurt and Hannover
Sunday 11 July: Düsseldorf, Munich and Geneva
Monday 12 July: Stuttgart, Munich and Malmö
Tuesday 13 July: Frankfurt and Brussels CRL
Wednesday 14 July: Stuttgart, Munich and Bremen
Thursday 15 July: Frankfurt and Malmö
Friday 16 July: Düsseldorf and Munich
This aircraft accounts for 17 of the 35 weekly flights. All other rotations are operated by aircraft based in Germany. This July, Eurowings is the leading airline in Pristina, ahead of easyJet (with 27 weekly flights), Wizz Air (23 weekly) and Austrian Airlines (17 weekly). In 2019 the airport handled 2.37 million passengers, which was a 10% increase on 2018.