Germanwings and its parent company Lufthansa will be working even more closely from 20 January 2011 when interlining will be possible between the two airlines. The deal will enable customers booking with a travel agent or at a Lufthansa sales office to purchase, for example, an outward flight with Lufthansa and a return flight with Germanwings.
Passengers will benefit from a greater selection of flight connections and attractive price combinations; while, Germanwings will benefit from having a stronger presence in the central reservation systems, thereby considerably expanding its international sales.
The expanded cooperation is the second step in an intensive sales collaboration which began in September 2010 between Lufthansa and its low-cost subsidiary. Germanwings customers can already collect and redeem miles in the Lufthansa Miles&More programme.