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Discover Airlines, formerly known as Eurowings Discover, is a long-haul low-cost airline. It's based at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) and flies to several destinations across the Americas and Africa. Overall, the airline flies to 18 destinations. The airline is a part of the Lufthansa Group. It's not to be confused with Eurowings. Although the airlines are closely related and use the same branding, they're two separate airlines. Eurowings is an airline that focuses on short-haul flights from Germany, whereas Discover Airlines focuses on medium-haul and long-haul flights. They're both part of Lufthansa Group and are sister airlines.

In 2020, Lufthansa announced it was planning on launching a new long-haul leisure subsidiary, which it was initially going to brand as ‘Ocean’ ('Ocean Airlines'). However, in early 2021, it was revealed that the airline would launch as Eurowings Discover instead. Eurowings Discover launched in July 2021 with two flights flying to Zanzibar and Mombasa, each of which departed from the airline's hub in Frankfurt. In September 2023, the airline was renamed to Discover Airlines.

The airline aims to serve long-haul international destinations from Germany that Eurowings no longer flies to. This allows Eurowings to focus on short-haul flights, while Discover Airlines focuses on long-haul flights. 

Although the airline has originally launched with long-haul flights, it might fly short-haul flights that Eurowings doesn't fly in the future. The airline will adapt its route network based on demand as time goes on and the demand for leisure travel returns after the coronavirus pandemic.

Baggage Policy

Discover Airlines has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

You are entitled to a free carry-on baggage allowance of 1 x 8 kg (18lbs) bag per person

Carry-on baggage will need to fit in the overhead lockers or under the seat in front. No prohibited items will be permitted as carry-on baggage. Please be aware that any prohibition items found by airport security upon the arrival airport could be confiscated. More information will be available in the airline’s terms and conditions.

Checked Baggage

You are entitled to a checked baggage allowance of 1 x 23 kg (51lbs) bag per person.

Please note that any baggage that exceeds the airline’s baggage allowance will be subject to additional fees. When you book through Alternative Airlines, you can add additional baggage to your reservation at the time of booking.

Cabin Classes

The airline uses planes from the Lufthansa fleet. The branding and upholstery are updated and switched to reflect the new brand, but the layout of the seats and configuration remain the same as they already are.

As a result, Discover Airlines has three different cabin classes: Economy, Premium Economy, and Business Class. 


Economy Class is the most affordable fare that the airline offers. It offers you a comfortable flying experience at great prices. There are no added extras in Economy Class, other than complimentary meals and in-flight entertainment.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy comes with all the benefits of Economy Class plus slightly larger seats in a separate area of the cabin. In Premium Economy, you're also given priority boarding, so you're one of the first people to enter the plane. 


Business Class is Discover Airlines' premium class. You're treated to the airline's most luxurious flying experience, with large comfy seats in a separate area of the cabin. Business Class passengers are also given priority boarding and check-in as VIP members of the cabin.


Both airport and online check in are available when flying with Discover Airlines.

Online Check-in

Online check-in can be completed via the Discover Airlines online check-in page. Check-in is available from 23 hours before departure.

Airport Check-in

Passengers should arrive at the airport two hours before scheduled departure time to ensure plenty of time to complete check-in.

When passengers arrive at the airport, they are asked to report to the check-in desks, which will be labelled with the airline’s name and logo.

Food & Drink

All passengers are served complimentary food and drink during the flight.

If you've booked Business Class, you're treated to a special business class menu.

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Destinations that Discover Airlines flies to

The airline flies to several destinations across the world, mainly focusing on connecting Frankfurt with destinations in North and Central Amerca and Africa. These destinations include Calgary, Barbados, Mombasa, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Victoria Falls and more.

Alternatives to Discover Airlines

The following airlines operate international flights to/from Germany to other destinations in Europe:

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Hub Airport

Frankfurt Airport

The airline is based at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), which is the main international airport serving Frankfurt, a major city in Germany. The airport is a hub for Condor and Lufthansa. It is a major international airport, which served 70 million passengers in 2019, and has four active runways and two passenger terminals. Other airlines that operate from the airport include: Ryanair, Aeroflot, All Nippon Airways, Condor, Eurowings, Pegasus Airlines, United Airlines, Cathay Pacific and many more. Liliair will also be flying to Frankfurt Airport once it launches.


The airline flies with Airbus planes. It uses the A320-214, A320-200 and A320-300 models.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Boomerang Club/Miles & More

Discover Airlines is part of Lufthansa's frequent flyer programs, Boomerang Club and Miles & More. Either frequent flyer program is available to join for free and gives your a range of benefits, including collecting and redeeming miles to spend on future flights and being given added extras such as larger baggage allowances and priority check-in and boarding.

Airline Alliance

Eurowings Discover will not be a member of any airline alliance, despite Lufthansa being a founding member of Star Alliance.

Frequently asked questions

Is Discover Airlines the same as Eurowings?

No. Eurowings and Discover Airlines are both part of the Lufthansa group and, although there are a lot of similarities in the branding and visual design of the livery, Eurowings and Discover Airlines are separate brands.

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