Lufthansa owned low-cost carrier Eurowings wants to triple its long-haul fleet in 2018
In a press release Eurowings said, that it will have a total long-haul fleet of 21 aircraft at the end of 2018. What aircraft types the airlines is going to receive and where they will be coming from is not yet known.
Four of these aircraft will be based at Düsseldorf Airport in summer 2018.
Eurowings has started its first ever long-haul route from the airport on November 8th.
Several routes from Düsseldorf have already been announced:
- DUS – Punta Cana EW1140 (started 08NOV, 2x weekly)
- DUS – Varadero EW1130 (starting 11NOV, 1x weekly)
- DUS – Puerto Plata (starting 14DEC, 1x weekly)
- DUS – Cancun (starting 18DEC, 1x weekly)
- DUS – Orlando (starting 18DEC, 2x weekly)
- DUS – Miami (starting summer 2018)
- DUS – New York JFK (starting summer 2018)
- DUS – Los Angeles (starting summer 2018)
- DUS – Fort Myers (starting summer 2018)
The low-cost carrier wants to start transatlantic flights from Munich in April and from Berlin Tegel in Summer ’18. It will also add more routes from its long-haul base Cologne.
Eurowings currently operates a long-haul fleet consisting of 6 Airbus A330-200 and one temporary leased Boeing 767-300. The airline is due to receive another A330 in the coming few weeks.
Last month Eurowings said, it will receive only 3 long-haul aircraft in 2018, so the lastest announcement is very surprising.