19 FEBRUARY 2018
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Eurowings is to massively expand long-haul offering in and out of Düsseldorf with a fleet of seven Airbus A330-200s.
In addition to its strong offering of short- and medium-haul routes, the airline is planning up to 140 long-haul departures per month to attractive destinations in America and the Caribbean. Destinations include New York and Fort Myers (both USA), Havana (Cuba), Cancun (Mexico) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic). This will gradually close gaps in the customer offering from Düsseldorf which arose as a result of Air Berlin Group’s insolvency.
“The Düsseldorf airport’s catchment area covers more than 18m residents, there’s no larger catchment area in the whole of Germany. This means that together with Eurowings, the airport has great potential to develop an attractive long-haul network for customers,” says Oliver Wagner, Eurowings chief commercial officer. “That’s why, at the Düsseldorf location, we’ll not only continue to grow on domestic German and European routes but will also significantly expand our long-haul fleet.”
Düsseldorf is already the largest Eurowings location; the Lufthansa subsidiary has more aircraft based there than at any other airport. “We’ll soon be operating a fleet of 40 Eurowings aircraft here alone. This provides us with the ideal conditions in the state capital of NRW to feed our growing Eurowings long-haul fleet with lots of feeder flights.”
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André Orban, Belgique
Some of the A330s will come from sister company Brussels Airlines