New Route of the Day (13 January 2024): Eurowings between Berlin and Rovaniemi
Eurowings introduced seasonal winter flights between Berlin and Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland, on Saturday 13 January. The 1,720-kilometre service will initially be maintained weekly, increasing to 2-weekly from 31 January with an additional flight on Wednesdays. The LCC will deploy its A320 aircraft on the route. It faces no competition. The service will be maintained until 16 March.
Flight EW8234 departs Berlin at 14:40 local time, arriving in Rovaniemi at 18:30 local time. The return service, operating as flight EW8235, takes off from the Finnish city at 19:20 local time, touching back down in the German capital at 21:05 local time.
Rovaniemi’s last new route of the season
Eurowings’ flights from Berlin cap off a remarkable 2023/24 winter season for Rovaniemi Airport. A total of 13 new routes have been launched this winter by the likes of Ryanair, Iberia, Austrian Airlines, easyJet, Vueling, Transavia France, and Finnair. Many have never had Rovaniemi in their networks before.
Finnair is still Rovaniemi’s leading airline, although its dominance has reduced considerably. It accounts for about one in two available seats, down from 69% in W19.
Ryanair has quickly become the second-largest carrier with a fifth of capacity on a network of five routes. In W19, Norwegian was second with 19%. Now it is fourth with just 5%.
The UK is by far Rovaniemi’s leading international country market. It accounts for about 36% of international capacity.
Eurowings is Berlin’s fourth-largest airline
LCCs are the biggest capacity providers in Berlin, with Ryanair and easyJet leading the way. The two airlines have 5.6 and 5 million seats on the market this year respectively, accounting for some 34% of the airport’s total capacity.
Local carrier Eurowings expanded its operations from Germany’s capital last year, becoming Berlin’s fourth-largest, a position it will attain this year as well based on available capacity.
In 2023, Eurowings doubled its network out of Berlin and increased its capacity by almost 45% year-on-year, with six aircraft based in the city.