20 JANUARY 2014


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Article from BTNews 20 JANUARY 2014

Germanwings to Heathrow

This last week saw the first flights from Berlin-Tegel and Hamburg to Heathrow by Germanwings.  This is part of the restructuring of Lufthansa’s ‘low cost’ division which is taking over regional operations outside the main Frankfurt and Munich hubs.  The airline for the time being will fly into Heathrow T1, and in June transfer to T2.

Germanwings will offer up to three daily departures from Hamburg to Heathrow.  From Berlin/Tegel, the airline will similarly provide flights up to three times daily.

As part of the 2013 restructuring and relaunch of Germanwings, alongside the 33 aircraft currently operated, around 30 Lufthansa aircraft are being transferred.  Additionally, the 23 aircraft currently operated by Eurowings covering Lufthansa flights not flying out of the Frankfurt and Munich hubs will also be incorporated into Germanwings. (See BTN 8 July 2013)

Overall, ‘new Germanwings’ will eventually operate around 90 aircraft.  It is a one class airline with BEST fare, a premium category covering the particular needs of business travellers, SMART fare includes certain extra services and others can be added on, and the BASIC fare, purely low-budget fare. www.germanwings.com

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