Lufthansa's low-cost airline Eurowings to open Prague base

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FILE PHOTO:Eurowings airliner lands at Palma de Mallorca Airport following Berlin's lifted quarantine requirement for travellers returning from the Balearic Islands amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Palma de Mallorca, Spain March 21, 2021. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

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BERLIN, June 11 (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa's (LHAG.DE) said on Friday its budget carrier Eurowings would open a new base in Prague with two aircraft in October, in a sign of growing confidence in the recovery of air travel as COVID-19 curbs ease.

Eurowings will station two Airbus A320 aircraft in the Czech capital from Oct. 31 and offer low-cost direct flights to major European cities like Barcelona, Milan and Copenhagen and holiday destinations such as the Canary Islands.

From the summer of 2022, it will add a third aircraft to the base, which will create more than 100 new jobs.

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Reporting by Caroline Copley, editing by Thomas Escritt

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