Lufthansa Group said Eurowings will continue flying U.S. routes next summer, reversing a June decision that all of the airline group’s long-haul routes would be operated by Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss going forward. 

Eurowings will fly new Frankfurt-Phoenix and Frankfurt-Anchorage routes next summer. The low-cost carrier also will operate Munich-Las Vegas and Munich-Orlando flights next summer. Lufthansa Group has not determined if those routes will be seasonal or year-round. 

Lufthansa has decided to route the flights through Lufthansa’s Munich and Frankfurt hubs, where they’ll connect to the short-haul network of the broader airline group. Eurowings’ five existing U.S. routes originate in Dusseldorf. A sixth route, launching in late October, will connect Frankfurt with Las Vegas. 

Lufthansa Group said it has not decided if Eurowings'  five Dusseldorf routes (New York, Newark, Miami, Fort Myers and Las Vegas) will continue into next summer. Lufthansa group has made no changes to those routes. 

Lufthansa Group introduced Eurowings into the U.S. market in 2016, when low-cost transatlantic aviation was fast-growing. However, Eurowings has been a money loser, operating at a minus-5.5% margin last year.

In other announcements on Wednesday, Lufthansa Group said the Lufthansa brand will begin Munich-Detroit and Munich-Seattle service next summer, complementing the carrier’s existing service to those two cities from Frankfurt. Swiss will begin daily Zurich-Washington Dulles service on March 29.

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