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. The new airplanes will include Airbus A330-200/-300 and A340-300 types. Some of them will be operated by Belgian flag-carrier Brussels Airlines.
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, 3x weekly) – operated by Brussels Airlines
- DUS – Fort Myers (starting summer 2018, 3x weekly) – operated by Brussels Airlines
- DUS – New York JFK (starting summer 2018)
- DUS – Los Angeles (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.