German low-cost carrier Eurowings to offer Miami-Cologne service next year

German low-cost carrier Eurowings announced Thursday that it will begin service from Miami International Airport to Cologne — Germany’s fourth-largest city — beginning May 1 of next year. The airline’s first Miami service will operate three weekly flights using 310-seat Airbus A330 aircraft, which feature 21 premium seats and 289 in economy.

The route will mark MIA’s third German carrier, after Lufthansa and AirBerlin; its fifth German destination, along with Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich; and its 20th European destination. “Germany is already our second-busiest European market, with more than 600,000 travelers annually, and Eurowings now adds a new airline and new route option to our growing network there,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González in a news release.

Miami-Cologne flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with inbound flights scheduled to arrive in Miami at 4:10 p.m. and scheduled departures to Cologne at 5:55 p.m. Eurowings is part of the Lufthansa Group of airlines.