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Discover Airlines Opens Long-haul Base in Munich

DALLAS – Discover Airlines (4Y) has recently announced that it will set up a new long-haul base in Munich (MUC). The German leisure carrier revealed that it would offer new flights from MUC and base new aircraft there.

This news comes after the carrier has been expanding its medium and short-haul operations from the Bavarian city, with destinations ranging from Turkey to the Canary Islands. In addition to these destinations, 4Y also served long-haul flights to Orlando (MCO), Windhoek (WDH), and Calgary (YYC).

Both the Namibian capital and the Central Floridian city will be served thrice weekly. For the popular Canadian holiday destination, this number increases to five weekly flights, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. These flights will be served year-round. 

To facilitate these flights, 4Y intends to station two of its Airbus A330-300s at MUC. These A330s comprise the backbone of 4Y’s fleet, accounting for roughly a third of the aircraft used. 

Discover Airlines Airbus A330-300. Photo: Discover Airlines

Brief History

Discover Airlines was previously branded as Eurowings Discover (EW), with the rebranded airline created to be a major competitor to Condor (DE). It regularly takes routes off of both EW and Lufthansa’s (LH) hands, to even out the share of routes held by each. 

“The expansion of our operations in Munich is an important milestone for us. With our three new long-haul destinations, we are doing just that as they have never been accessible by direct flight from Munich before or were last accessible many years ago,” explains Bernd Bauer, CEO of Discover Airlines. 

Munich is an incredibly important hub for all German airlines that serve it. These new routes will surely boost the low-cost carrier’s growth over the coming years. 

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