Eurowings, a German airline company, will start operating flights to Beirut, Lebanon for the first time next month.
Eurowings is a carrier headquartered in Düsseldorf and a subsidiary of Lufthansa, Germany’s flag carrier and largest airline company.
Under the category of “families and homeland visits,” Eurowings will start flying passengers from Düsseldorf to Beirut and Erbil (Iraq) in December.
The low-cost airline’s move targets passengers who plan to visit their overseas families during the upcoming holiday period. Eurowings has been operating flights to Turkey, Croatia, Greece, and Algeria under this category.
“Visiting families and friends is particularly valuable in times of crisis. People of all nationalities regularly seek closeness and personal exchange with their relatives,” said Jens Bischof, CEO of Eurowings.
“We make this possible with attractive non-stop connections to the respective home countries. We are seeing continued stable demand in this segment, even in the last weeks and months of the coronavirus crisis,” he added.
Eurowings flights from Berlin to Beirut will start from December 19th, 2020, and Düsseldorf-Beirut flights will follow starting December 22nd. Finally, starting February 2nd, 2021, flights from Stuttgart to Beirut will be available via the same airline.
The German airline offers flights that start from €139 ($165) for a one-way ticket to Beirut. All passengers will need to present a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test before flying.