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Eurowings Discover will fly directly to airport near Kruger National Park
Fri, 11 February 2022
German airline Eurowings Discover will commence with scheduled air services from Frankfurt to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in South Africa from mid-November 2022.
The airline, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, will fly three times a week from Frankfurt to the airport outside Mbombela, near the Kruger National Park, with a short stopover in Namibia.
According to Eurowings Discover Chief Commercial Officer Helmut Woelfel, booking figures indicate that travelers from all over Europe were increasingly being drawn to the African continent.
This service from Frankfurt to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport also opens possible onward connectivity opportunities to other domestic and regional tourist destinations for our visitors , said Grant Ponting, CEO of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
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We are extremely proud and excited to be the first European carrier to launch direct scheduled flight services to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, thus further underlining our support for the restart of tourism in South Africa and our long-term commitment to the region,” says Dr. Andre Schulz, General Manager, Southern and East Africa, Lufthansa Group.
Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency CEO Johannes Nobunga said the success and growth of the route depended on the support of all industry role players.
Kruger Mpumalanga is the seventh destination offered by Eurowings Discover on the continent after already starting services from Frankfurt to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Mauritius and Windhoek, followed later by Victoria Falls and Kilimanjaro.
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