From weekend getaway spots to sunny beaches – the new flight schedule, set to take effect on March 25, features many new European destinations for anyone looking for a change of scenery. And those longing for more distant climes can choose from among nine new long-haul destinations offered by Eurowings and Lufthansa.
For those looking to discover a new city:
Scandinavia enthusiasts should stop off at one of the biggest art museums in northern Europe: the ARoS in Aarhus. With the start of the new timetable, SAS Scandinavian Airlines will operate a daily service to the Danish city. The Dutch city of Groningen is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. It has been served since March by a daily flight with Nordica (operated by LOT). The summer timetable also offers daily services to Katowice, Poland and the Belgian city of Antwerp, offered by Lufthansa and VLM Airlines, respectively. Meanwhile, Volontea is flying to destinations in the south: Starting on June 4, the airline will depart twice weekly for Saragossa in Spain.
For sun worshipers:
Those who want to feel sand underfoot should have a look at the new routes to sunny spots: Condor will depart once a week for Sitia on the Greek island of Crete starting on May 20. From the end of April, Condor will also offer two weekly flights – on Mondays and Fridays – to Lamezia Terme in southern Italy. In May Eurowings will step up its service to that destination with the addition of a third weekly departure. Fans of the series "Game of Thrones" can take their summer vacation in Dubrovnik to tour the original filming locations. Croatia Airlines will depart for the Croatian coastal city five times a week as of April 30. Just 80 kilometers further south, is Tivat, Montenegro, where superyachts lie at anchor in Kotor Bay, one of the most beautiful spots on the Adriatic coast. Montenegro Airlines will depart for Tivat twice a week.
For nature lovers:
Nestled between hills and the sea is Bergen, Norway's second-largest city. It is considered the gateway to the fjords. Widerøe will fly from Munich to Bergen three times a week starting in August.
Those who want to explore more distant places might start with a look at the intercontinental destinations offered by Eurowings in the Caribbean, the USA and Africa. And since the end of March, five of Lufthansa's 14 A380 jetliners have been stationed in Munich. The world's largest passenger plane now departs daily to Beijing, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.