The quiet end of Germanwings

The Germanwings brand will again return to the history bin. The second version of Germanwings is being finally dismantled and will be shut down as a cost-saving measure.

On April 7, 2020, the Lufthansa Group announced a series of measures to deal with the loss of demand due to coronavirus crisis that included the shutting down of Germanwings (2nd).

As previously reported, Lufthansa Group issued this short statement:

“In addition, the implementation of Eurowings objective of bundling flight operations into only one unit, which was defined before the crisis, will now be accelerated. Germanwings flight operations will be discontinued.”

The subsidiary lost its 4U airline code in March 2018 as it adopted the Eurowings EW code.

In 2019 the parent stated the Germanwings AOC would also be abandoned.

Germanwings has been operating for Eurowings under the Eurowings brand with 15 Airbus A319s.

The airline has been kept on life support due to different collective labor agreements. Employees at Eurowings make less money than Germanwings employees. The fate of the Germanwings employees is still not clear at this time.

The brand never really recovered from the tragic crash of D-AIPX on March 24, 2015.

Above Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. Eurowings and one Germanwings (and others) parked at Dusseldorf.

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