Europe’s fastest growing airline is further expanding its offering in all market segments quickly and consistently. Cape Town is the latest destination in the long-haul offering to join the airline’s intercontinental range. An almost fully occupied Eurowings Airbus A330 heading for the South African capital took off on time late this evening. In future, flights will leave for Cape Town from Cologne/Bonn once a week, late on Sunday evening. The return flight from South Africa back to Cologne will depart every Monday at 18:45. 

Eurowings is planning strong further growth in the long-haul segment in the coming year. Three long-haul aircraft will, therefore, be based in Munich this autumn. The airline intends to grow the long-haul offerings from Düsseldorf and Berlin as early as next spring. This means that the Lufthansa subsidiary responsible for direct connections is also taking advantage of options in the rapidly growing low-cost long-haul market. A large number of new flights within Germany and within Europe will also ensure optimum connections to the long-haul network and networking between the departure airports. For Eurowings customers, this means countless possible combinations for their air travel to Asia, the Caribbean or South Africa. The airline aims to maximise the planning options for its customers.

Oliver Wagner, CEO of Eurowings, “Now Eurowings is heavily involved in long-haul transport as well. The offering has become an important part of our growth strategy. In the coming year we are planning another huge development step and also the expansion of our long-haul offering to three other German airports in addition to Cologne/Bonn. As a result, Eurowings will also become one of the largest, most important and most successful airlines in Europe in this market segment.”


All Eurowings flights can be booked quickly and easily on the Internet at or via the Eurowings app. There is also the option on the website to book budget package holidays to the long-haul destinations through the Eurowings Holidays tour operator.

“Cape Town and the Western Cape have had great success in building the reputation of the city and the province as not only a glorious international tourist destination, but also a globally competitive business location,” says Dr. Andre Schulz, General Manager for the Lufthansa Group Southern Africa. “Especially for German and European tourists, Cape Town has become, and continues to be, a favoured destination, owing to its beauty, exceptionally high quality of food, wine, customer service and friendly residents. The Lufthansa Group recognises that Cape Town’s popularity is not a trend, but rather a market that requires a long-term and dedicated investment.”

The new Eurowings flight route will be operated with a comfortable long-haul Airbus A330 and it goes without saying for Eurowings that there will be in-flight Internet and WINGS Entertain, the leading in-flight entertainment system, to keep passengers happy. Flights are available in the three rate classes BASIC, SMART and BEST, with Eurowings customers deciding for themselves which comfort features they want to make use of for their trip to South Africa.

Flight times in detail:

EW 126 Cologne/Bonn (CGN) – Cape Town (CPT): Departure 23:20,

Arrival 12:30 on the following day/flight day: Sunday

EW 127 Cape Town (CPT) – Cologne/Bonn (CGN): Departure 18:45,

Arrival 05:50 on the following day/flight day: Monday