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New flight routes: From Germany to the USA, Toulouse, and Heraklion

Strolling through the streets of New York City amidst skyscrapers, walking in the footsteps of John F. Kennedy in Washington, toasting to life at the legendary "Cheers" pub in Boston - a trip to the United States of America is an adventure in itself. However, with current developments such as inflation and rising energy prices, it can be quite an expensive adventure that may not fit every traveller’s budget.

To counter this disillusionment, the low-cost airline PLAY from Iceland aims to offer a solution by providing a €200 flight. With an expansion of their route network from Germany starting in the summer of 2023, long-distance travel becomes even more accessible.

Fair prices to the land of freedom: Inaugural flights from Hamburg and Düsseldorf in May and June.

PLAY offers year-round flights from Berlin, starting in May from Hamburg, and from June from Düsseldorf, allowing travel enthusiasts to fly across the Atlantic with a short stopover at Keflavik Airport. Passengers can reach destinations such as Baltimore, Boston, New York, or Washington. Despite the current circumstances, the airline strives to offer its passengers the most reasonable prices possible.

From Hanover to Toulouse with Volotea

Since April 21, 2023, passengers can fly directly from Hanover to the southern French city of Toulouse. Every Friday, city lovers and vacationers can travel to the south of France, with the return flight to Hanover taking place on Sunday evenings. This connection is particularly suitable for weekend trips. The route is operated by Volotea, a Spanish low-cost airline founded in 2011. An Airbus A319 with 138 seats is deployed for this route. Toulouse is the capital of the Occitanie region in southern France and the fourth-largest city in the country. It earned the nickname "La Ville Rose" (the pink city) due to the numerous buildings constructed with terracotta bricks.

New holiday airline flies to Heraklion

The efficient and fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo of Marabu Airlines recently landed in Nuremberg for training purposes. From mid-May onwards, this new airline will regularly serve flights to Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete from Nuremberg Airport.

Marabu Airlines is represented in the German market by the well-known German holiday airline, Condor, as its sales partner. It primarily serves holiday destinations around the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. Initially, the airline will deploy seven modern Airbus aircraft from the A320 family.

This article is from the 2/2023 issue of the magazine "Life Abroad".

The magazine is published four times a year free of charge with many informative articles on foreign topics.

It is published by the BDAE, the expert for protection abroad.