Eurowings

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Eurowings
Eurowings.svg
IATA
EW
ICAO
EWG
Callsign
EUROWINGS
Founded1993 (1993)
Commenced operations1 January 1994
HubsDüsseldorf International Airport
Focus citiesNuremberg Airport
Hamburg Airport
Frequent-flyer programMiles & More
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size23
Destinations48
Parent companyDeutsche Lufthansa AG
HeadquartersDüsseldorf, Germany
Key peopleFriedrich Wilhelm Weitholz (Chairman)
Websiteeurowings.com
 
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Eurowings
Eurowings.svg
IATA
EW
ICAO
EWG
Callsign
EUROWINGS
Founded1993 (1993)
Commenced operations1 January 1994
HubsDüsseldorf International Airport
Focus citiesNuremberg Airport
Hamburg Airport
Frequent-flyer programMiles & More
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size23
Destinations48
Parent companyDeutsche Lufthansa AG
HeadquartersDüsseldorf, Germany
Key peopleFriedrich Wilhelm Weitholz (Chairman)
Websiteeurowings.com
A Eurowings Bombardier CRJ900 taxiing at Berlin Tegel Airport (2010).
A Eurowings BAe 146-300 landing at Bristol International Airport, England (2008).
A BAe 146-200 landing at London Heathrow Airport, featuring the now discontinued Eurowings livery (2006).

Eurowings Luftverkehrs AG, part of Lufthansa Regional, is an airline with its head office in the Düsseldorf Administrative Center (Verwaltungsstandort Düsseldorf) in Düsseldorf, Germany.[1] Eurowings operates scheduled domestic and European flights on behalf of Lufthansa.

Previously its head office was in the Dortmund Administrative Center (Verwaltungsstandort Dortmund) at Dortmund Airport in Dortmund,[2] with Düsseldorf designated as the seat of the company.[3] The headquarters and maintenance base at Dortmund Airport were recently[when?] closed.

History[edit]

The airline was formed in 1993 following a merger of Nürnberger Flugdienst (NFD) and Reise- und Industrieflug (RFG), two commuter airlines based in Nürnberg and Dortmund, respectively. Flight operations using an initial fleet of ATR 42 and 72 aircraft inherited from Eurowing's predecessors were launched on 1 January 1994. Subsequently, BAe 146 aircraft were added to the fleet, which were later followed by larger Airbus A320 family aircraft and even an Airbus A310.[4] Independent flight operations came to end when Eurowings was acquired by Lufthansa.[when?]

As at 31 December 2006, Lufthansa had a 49% shareholding in Eurowings with a call option for 50.91% of the remaining stakes, bringing the company into the Lufthansa Group fold.[5] At that time, Eurowings was the owner of Germanwings, thus creating a low-cost branch within the Lufthansa trust. Plans to merge these two airlines with TUIfly (controlled by TUI Travel) into a joint and independent holding company, were brought forth during 2008, but did not materialize.[6] Instead, Lufthansa announced in December 2008 to acquire Germanwings from Eurowings.[7]

In September 2010 Eurowings closed its headquarters and technical infrastructure in Dortmund, Germany, and moved to Düsseldorf. In March 2011, the maintenance division at Nürnberg Airport was also closed.

In late 2013/early 2014 Eurowings will start to operate flights for sister airline Germanwings as short haul flights, that are not operated from Frankfurt or Munich, are transferred from Lufthansa to Germanwings. [8]

Destinations[edit]

Eurowings serves the following destinations on behalf of Lufthansa Regional (as of December 2012): [9]

     Hub
     Seasonal destination
     Future destination
CityCountryIATAICAOAirportRefs
AmsterdamNetherlands NetherlandsAMSEHAMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
BerlinGermany GermanyTXLEDDTBerlin Tegel Airport
BirminghamUnited Kingdom United KingdomBHXEGBBBirmingham Airport
CardiffUnited Kingdom United KingdomCWLEGFFCardiff Airport
KnockRepublic of Ireland IrelandNOCEIKNIreland West Airport Knock
DüsseldorfGermany GermanyDUSEDDLDüsseldorf Airport
GenevaSwitzerland SwitzerlandGVALSGGGeneva Airport
GlasgowUnited Kingdom United KingdomGLAEGPFGlasgow Airport
HamburgGermany GermanyHAMEDDHHamburg Airport
LeipzigGermany GermanyLEJEDDPLeipzig/Halle Airport
LondonUnited Kingdom United KingdomLHREGLLLondon Heathrow Airport
LyonFrance FranceLYSLFLLLyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
ManchesterUnited Kingdom United KingdomMANEGCCManchester Airport
MilanItaly ItalyMXPLIMCMalpensa Airport
NewcastleUnited Kingdom United KingdomNCLEGNTNewcastle Airport
NurembergGermany GermanyNUEEDDNNuremberg Airport
OsloNorway NorwayOSLENGMOslo Airport, Gardermoen
ParisFrance FranceCDGLFPGParis-Charles de Gaulle Airport
PoznanPoland PolandPOZEPPOPoznan-Lawica Airport
PragueCzech Republic Czech RepublicPRGLKPRPrague Ruzyne Airport
SofiaBulgaria BulgariaSOFLBSFSofia Airport
StuttgartGermany GermanySTREDDSStuttgart Airport
TurinItaly ItalyTRNLIMFTurin Caselle Airport
ViennaAustria AustriaVIELOWWVienna International Airport
WesterlandGermany GermanyGWTEDXMSylt Airport
WroclawPoland PolandWROEPWRCopernicus Airport Wroclaw
StockholmSweden SwedenARNESSAStockholm Arlanda Airport

Fleet[edit]

As of July 2013, the Eurowings fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 3.1 years, which are all painted in Lufthansa Regional colors:[10][11]

Eurowings fleet
AircraftIn ServicePassengers
Bombardier CRJ900
23
86
Total23

Fleet development[edit]

Over the years, Eurowings operated the following aircraft types:[4]

AircraftIntroducedRetired
Airbus A310
1994
1995
Airbus A319
1997
2002
Airbus A320
2002
2003
ATR 42
1994
2005
ATR 72
1994
2006
Boeing 737-300
2001
2003
BAe 146
1994
2010
Bombardier CRJ200
2001
2011
Bombardier CRJ700
2007
2011
Bombardier CRJ900
2009
Dornier 328[12]
1997
1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Düsseldorf Administrative Center." (German version) Eurowings. Retrieved on 10 November 2011. "Düsseldorf Administrative Center Eurowings Luftverkehrs AG Großenbaumer Weg 6 D-40472 Düsseldorf Germany" - Map (German) and Directions (German)
  2. ^ "Dortmund Administrative Center." (German version, Map) Eurowings. Retrieved on 28 January 2011. "Dortmund Administrative Center Eurowings Luftverkehrs AG Flugplatz 21 44319 Dortmund Germany."
  3. ^ "Imprint." Eurowings. Retrieved on 28 January 2011.
  4. ^ a b Eurowings historic fleet list at airfleets.net
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2006" (PDF). Lufthansa AG. Page 176. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  6. ^ Announcement of TUI AG
  7. ^ Eurowings to sell Germanwings stake to Lufthansa
  8. ^ lufthansa.com
  9. ^ http://lufthansa.innosked.com/(S(ijth2o55qabbdu454lxxxf55))/Default.aspx?lang_id=en&country=uk Lufthansa Group Route Map
  10. ^ Eurowings fleet list at airfleets.net
  11. ^ Eurowings fleet age at airfleets.net
  12. ^ D-CATS OLT Dornier 328-110 - cn 3009

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