After Cologne Bonn added Namibia to its African route network with Eurowings, the Lufthansa group carrier has commenced the airport’s first connection to South Africa. Launching low-cost long-haul services to Cape Town from the German gateway on November 5, 2017, the 9,490-kilometre sector will be flown weekly using the airline’s 306-seat A330s.

“Cape Town is another spectacular long-distance destination for our passengers,” enthuses Michael Garvens, Chairman of the Management Board, Cologne Bonn. “Travellers who want to fly comfortably and non-stop to the South African metropolis now have the exclusive opportunity from Cologne Bonn as our direct connections to Cape Town and Windhoek are unique in the North Rhine-Westphalia region,” adds Garvens.

As South Africa becomes Cologne Bonn’s sixth African country market to be served, Eurowings’ operation joins the airport’s existing links to Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia and Tunisia. A result of this capacity expansion sees Cologne Bonn now offer over 4,000 weekly one-way seats to eight destinations on its African network. South Africa also becomes Cologne Bonn’s 48th country market to be served during 2017.