Airlines Eurowings starts Airbus A340 operations
German Low-Cost airline Eurowings has deployed its first Airbus A340 into service.
On March 20, 2018, Eurowings´ first Airbus A340 took off for the first time. The carrier will use the aircraft for the routes from Düsseldorf to Vienna and Palma de Mallorca for pilot and crew training.
OO-SCW is the first of three A340 aircraft and can accommodate 300 passengers in a two-class configuration: 39 passengers in business class and 261 in economy.
The aircraft is being operated by Brussels Airlines. The Belgian airline will be flying for Eurowings to destinations in the Caribbean Sea and the US, the A340s. Start of scheduled operations from Düsseldorf is planned for April 2018.
The Airbus A340 operations are important for Düsseldorf, since the airport will notice 1,700 additional Long-haul flights with +450.000 passengers annually. The Eurowings Group is currently shifting its focus towards the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. Recently, Eurowings announced that it will move its long-haul routes from Cologne to Düsseldorf. By the winter flight schedule 2018, Eurowings will station seven widebody aircraft at the airport.
Eurowings Manager and Chief Operating Officer Michael Knitter said: "We will feed North Rhine-Westphalia with worldwide routes and expand the long-haul operations in Düsseldorf on a large scale."
In less than half a year, Eurowings Group recruited 250 crew members for cockpit and cabin. Furthermore, a commercial unit was established at Düsseldorf and a new business class was introduced.
"The fact, that we can start in Düsseldorf at the end of April is a prime example for how fast and professional the Eurowings Group is," added Knitter. "Brussels Airlines and Eurowings have mastered intensive and complex processes in record time [...] As both airlines worked ‚on time', we soon are able to offer attractive long-haul destinations from Düsseldorf"
Eurowings is a German Low-Cost airline, headquartered in Düsseldorf. The airline operates with over 90 aircraft, using the Airbus A320 family, Airbus A330 and A340.
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