Airlines Eurowings receives first A340

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Eurowings has painted a first A340 in its livery. The former Lufthansa aircraft was painted with over 700kg of color in Rome.

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The jet will be operated by Lufthansa’s subsidiary Brussels Airlines on behalf of the low cost subsidiary Eurowings.

Eurowings will receiver six Airbus A340-300 which should be used on long-haul flights to US destinations from Düsseldorf. The carrier will connect Düsseldorf with Miami, Fort Myers and New York-JFK. Düsseldorf is the second Eurowings long-haul base beside Cologne/Bonn. After the insolvency of Air Berlin, which ceased long-haul operations in Düsseldorf in 2017, the airport has a high demand for touristic flights to the USA and the Caribbean. In addition to Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf, Eurowings plans to open new long-haul bases in Munich and Berlin-Tegel.

Eurowings A340 in paint shop

The new Airbus A340 will have 300 seats, 39 in business and 261 in economy. First training flights from Düsseldorf to Palma de Mallorca and Vienna are scheduled for February. Brussels Airlines will be the third carrier operating long-haul flights for Eurowings beside Privat Air and SunExpress Deutschland, which operates seven Airbus A330-200. Privat Air currently operates flights for Eurowings from Düsseldorf to Varadero and Puerto Plata with a Boeing 767-300ER.

Lufthansa operates a total of 17 Airbus A340-300 in different configurations with a three class configuration with economy, premium economy and business class. Seven jets are painted in Star Alliance Livery. These jets were operated by Lufthansa’s subsidiary Lufthansa CityLine in the years 2015 until 2017. The jets were configured in a high density configuration to serve high competitive leisure destinations.  After a new labor agreement between Lufthansa and its pilots in October 2017, the jets were reintegrated into Lufthansa’s main fleet.

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