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Lufthansa will launch its first long-haul low cost destinations to the Caribbean, Thailand and Dubai through its subsidiary Eurowings from next October 25.

The CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines, Karl Uilrich Garnadt, announced today as part of the tourism fair ITB Berlin, the first destinations will Varadero in Cuba; Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic; Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand and Dubai.

These first intercontinental flights will leave the airport Cologne German and will be operated with A330-200 aircraft by the company SunExpress Deutschland, one JV "joint venture" between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.

The new long-haul flights Eurowings will have various kinds of rates that include various levels of services. A trip to Dubai can be purchased from 99.99 euros, albeit for a limited time, because later will cost about 149 euros.

In Cuba and the Dominican Republic you can fly from 229.99 euros, while Thailand from 199.99 euros.

The initial fleet will have two aircraft and will be expanded to add seven units in 2017, while the Austrian capital, Vienna, is the first foundation of the new Eurowings outside Germany.

The aim of this new Lufthansa Eurowings strategy is to strengthen its position in traffic point to point Garnadt added.

Lufthansa thus aims to attract leisure passengers, a segment that has been lost in Europe for companies such as Ryanair and easyJet.

Since October next, its subsidiary Germanwings, which transferred its point to point flights in Europe, will operate under the umbrella of Eurowings.

Source: Cibercuba

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