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Eurowings
Eurowings-logo.png
IATA
EW
ICAO
EWG
Callsign
EUROWINGS
Founded 1993
Hubs Düsseldorf International Airport
Nuremberg Airport
Munich Airport
Hanover Airport
Frequent flyer program Miles & More (in cooperation with Deutsche Lufthansa)
Fleet size 34
Destinations 38
Parent company Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Headquarters Dortmund, Germany, seat of the company in Nuremberg, Germany
Key people Friedrich Wilhelm Weitholz (Chairman)
Website http://www.eurowings.com/en/

Eurowings Luftverkehrs AG is an airline based in Dortmund, Germany.[1] It is a regional airline, part of Lufthansa Regional, operating scheduled domestic and regional services for Lufthansa. The headquarter is located at Dortmund Airport, the hubs are Dortmund Airport, Düsseldorf International Airport, Nuremberg Airport, Munich Airport and Hanover Airport.

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History

The airline was established in 1992 and started operations on 1 January 1994. It was formed by the merger of NFD Luftverkehrs AG of Nuremberg (founded in 1975) and RFG Regionalflug of Dortmund (founded in 1976). As at 31 December 2006, Lufthansa had a 49% shareholding in Eurowings, bringing the company into the Lufthansa Group fold. Lufthansa have a call option for a further 50.91%. [2]

It wholly owned low-cost airline, Germanwings.

On 29 January 2008, plans were announced to merge low-cost airline operations of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and TUI Travel PLC (Germanwings, Eurowings, TUIfly) into a joint and independent holding company.[3] These plans were scrapped in October 2008, and in December it was announced that Lufthansa would maintain its 49% stake in Eurowings while acquiring Germanwings from it. [4]

Destinations

Eurowings operates the following services (at January 2009):

Fleet

As of November 2009 the Eurowings fleet includes the following aircraft:[5]

In November 2009, the Eurowings average fleet age was 10.3 years.[6]

The BAe 146 fleet is due to be replaced by Bombardier CRJ-900s during 2009/2010.[7] Five of the aircraft had already returned to BAe or find themselves in Phase-Out Check in Exeter.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Contact." Eurowings. Retrieved on 26 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2006" (PDF). Lufthansa AG. Page 176. http://www.lufthansa-financials.de/servlet/PB/show/1020976/DLH_GB_2006e.pdf. Retrieved 2007-08-16.  
  3. ^ Announcement of TUI AG [1]
  4. ^ Eurowings to sell Germanwings stake to Lufthansa [2]
  5. ^ Entry at ch-aviation
  6. ^ Eurowings Fleet Age
  7. ^ History 2008

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