Taking Wing


The new Eurowings took off on its maiden flight at the beginning of this month, using the first Airbus A320 in its fleet – and the plane was decked out in the airline’s new livery. Additional aircraft will be added in the coming weeks. A total of 23 Canadair CRJ 900 jets are being replaced by Airbus A320s.

By renewing the Eurowings fleet with Airbus A320s in the new branding, another important milestone has been reached in the implementation of the WINGS concept. The range of services geared towards leisure travel under the Eurowings brand allows the Lufthansa Group to open up new customer potential. The airline group is also safeguarding its leading position in point-to-point connections in its German, Austrian, Swiss and Belgian home markets in the long term.

Initially, the flights will continue to be operated on behalf of Germanwings, with Germanwings flight numbers. By the end of 2015, Eurowings and Germanwings, along with other European airlines, are to be united under the Eurowings brand name and should acquire new customers by offering quality low-cost short- and long-haul services.