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Eurowings introduces its “Sky Blue” cabin crew uniforms, phases out the Germanwings uniforms

More than 3,200 flight attendants take off for the Eurowings Group – since the beginning of November all of them in uniforms in ‘Sky Blue’.

“Now we have a uniform appearance in the cabin and present ourselves to our guests as one company – another visible milestone towards a uniform brand presence in all our flight operations,” says Michael Knitter, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Eurowings Group.

Around 100,000 uniform parts were required for the change of uniform, an average of 30 items of clothing and accessories for each flight attendant. All articles are Öko-Tex-certified and, with a few exceptions, suitable for washing machines.

The last 700 cabin employees at Germanwings changed from blackberry-colored uniforms to ‘Sky Blue’. The dress was a bestseller: more than 500 flight attendants ordered this ‘one-piece’. This means that every female cabin member has at least one of the Eurowings uniform dresses in their wardrobe.

The new uniform in ‘Sky Blue’ was introduced three years ago with the new Eurowings brand identity. The blue uniform is well received by guests and flight attendants alike. Knitter: “It looks fresh, modern and lively – so it suits our crews perfectly.”

Not only are the Eurowings crews on the move in a uniform look, the airline is also pushing ahead with the harmonisation of its brand image elsewhere.

Soon all aircraft will also be painted in Eurowings colors and provided with Eurowings lettering.

This will also mean the end of the Germanwings brand with the repainting and integration. Germanwings currently operates under the Eurowings code and brand although all aircraft have not yet been repainted.

All photos by Eurowings.

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Eurowings launches new routes in its 2019 summer flight schedule

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Eurowings is releasing the first part of the summer flight schedule 2019 for booking, offering passengers many new routes. From Dusseldorf in particular, new connections complete the portfolio of Eurowings’ largest base, including two flights to the USA: Newark and Las Vegas.

German domestic flights too will be optimized in the summer flight schedule 2019.

The new flights from Dusseldorf are a particular highlight of the upcoming summer flight schedule. Passengers flying from the state capital will have the choice of another destinations worldwide.

The Eurowings’ long-haul offering is continuing its consistent expansion in Düsseldorf.

Starting on July 3, 2019, an Airbus A330 or A340 long-haul jet will fly to the gambling city of Las Vegas in the USA every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. With 40 million tourists a year, the city is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and will soon be accessible direct from the Rhine.

As of December this year, Newark International Airport will complete the airline’s intercontinental offering, supplementing the New York connections with six flights a week.

Passengers travelling from Dusseldorf can also look forward to Caribbean destinations in the coming summer with Cuba added to the route portfolio. Eurowings will fly to Varadero twice a week and to Havana once a week. 

Asian fans will also get their money’s worth with flights to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, leaving three times a week.  

Other new destinations available from Dusseldorf are Bologna, Florence and Genoa in Italy. While Bologna is on the flight schedule every day, flights to Florence will depart four times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays – just perfect for a long weekend. Genoa completes the Italian programme with a weekly connection.

Passengers in Dusseldorf will also be pleased to see a rise in the number of flights on existing routes. Zurich, for example, will see an increase to up to seven daily flights. And in summer 2019, flights to Copenhagen will also be expanded to two a day on weekdays. The Düsseldorf – Vienna route will be augmented with ten weekly connections.

The flight frequency of Eurowings long-haul from Dusseldorf will also increase: Miami will be supplemented with two further flights, appearing on the flight schedule five times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Fort Myers will continue to be served by three flights a week and New York by seven flights a week.

Further changes in the summer flight schedule 2019 affect domestic German air traffic: Eurowings is optimizing domestic flights with better customer-tailored flight times. This includes routes such as Cologne – Berlin, up to 15 times a day starting at €18.99, Stuttgart – Berlin Tegel, also starting at €18.99, and Düsseldorf – Berlin Tegel, starting at €29.99.

There will also be an increase in the number of flights on routes such as Hamburg – Stuttgart (up to eleven additional flights per week), Hamburg – Düsseldorf (up to ten additional flights per week) and Hamburg – Cologne (up to five additional flights per week).

From summer 2019, Eurowings passengers will be heading from Stuttgart to new shores in Sylt with flights to and from the Frisian island in the North Sea every Saturday.

And a new flight taking passengers to Brindisi in Italy is also being added in Hanover. Flights to the port city on the Adriatic will depart every Tuesday from May 7, 2019.

All other photos by Eurowings.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A330-203 D-AXGF (msn 616) (Las Vegas) CGN (Rainer Bexten). Image: 939080.

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Eurowings Europe reaches a new collective agreement with its Austrian pilots and cabin crews

Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A319-132 OE-LYY (msn 4256) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943733.

Eurowings Europe, the chamber of commerce and the union Vida have finalized a collective agreement for the on-board employees of Eurowings Europe in Austria. The collective agreement will apply retroactively as of March 1, 2018.

In addition to a comprehensive package of additional benefits, the collective agreement has provisions for an increase in basic salary of up to 20 percent. Additional variable earnings of up to 25 percent of the basic salary are possible depending on output. Furthermore, pay-scale adjustments to the basic salary of two percent each have already been agreed upon for 2020 and 2021. For new hires in cockpit and cabin, professional experience that captains, first officers and pursers have gained with other airlines will be recognized.

“With these new compensation and employment conditions for pilots and flight attendants, we are one of the most attractive employers at the Vienna location,” says Frank Bauer, Managing Director and Head of Human Resources at Eurowings Group. The collective agreement is also a clear signal to those who are looking for a new employer within the aviation sector. “We look forward to every application we receive for a cockpit or cabin position at Eurowings,” says Bauer. “We were already an attractive employer in Austria and have become even more so with this collective agreement. I would like to thank our team for this: Eurowings Europe’s Managing Directors Robert Jahn and Dieter Watzak-Helmer and Eurowings’ chief negotiator Benedikt Schneider.”

Robert Jahn and Benedikt Schneider emphasize that the provisions in the collective agreement reflect the high sense of social responsibility that Eurowings Europe has towards its employees. “Hammering out a future-oriented contract was our most important task over the past months – all negotiating parties have every reason to be proud of the result.”

Eurowings Europe also offers additional benefits in the context of the collective agreement:
“This includes, among other things, a mobility package and comprehensive coverage for employees in case they become unfit to fly – this will secure a better quality of life for our crews,” says Dieter Watzak-Helmer.

The newly negotiated collective agreement also contains parameters for promotion within the company and creates transparent regulations for the various career options. Robert Jahn: “Comprehensive provisions for part-time work are also included in the contract.”

Counting the collective agreement for Austria, Eurowings Group has finalized 13 collective agreements with four unions in just one year. Eurowings Group Managing Director Frank Bauer: “This demonstrates the intention of management to ensure attractive and reliable working conditions for the company’s employees in cooperation with the relevant social partners.”

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (Europe) Airbus A319-132 OE-LYY (msn 4256) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943733.

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Eurowings is expanding its flight program from Düsseldorf to New York

Eurowings Airbus A330-203 D-AXGC (msn 555) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938293.

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Fly to the city that never sleeps even more frequently from now on – with Eurowings from Düsseldorf.

As of December 1, 2018, the airline will be offering six flights per week to New York’s Newark Airport (EWR) in addition to its existing connections to JFK. Eurowings is taking over the connection which had previously been offered by Lufthansa, allowing passengers flying with Eurowings from the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia to choose between the two New York area airports for the first time.

The flights with an Airbus A330 to Newark (EWR) will take off from Düsseldorf every day except Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. with the flight number EW 1112 and land in Newark at 2:50 p.m. local time. The return flight will leave New York as flight number EW 1113 at 4:50 p.m. local time, arriving in Düsseldorf the next day at 6:05 a.m.

Eurowings is expanding its long-haul program at Düsseldorf’s airport with the additional flights to New York.

The 2018/19 winter flight schedule takes Eurowings passengers from DUS to New York, Fort Myers and Miami (USA), Cancun (Mexico), Punta Cana and Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Varadero and Havana (Cuba), Montego Bay (Jamaica) and Bangkok (Thailand).

Düsseldorf is already Eurowings’ biggest location. The Lufthansa subsidiary offers its passengers a bigger selection of routes here than at any other airport. The largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia has become the home base for 40 Eurowings aircraft, with more than 1,700 flights per week leaving for 95 destinations in Germany and around the world.

Fully-featured Business Class on all flights to NYC

All flights from Düsseldorf to New York and all other destinations in the US (Miami and Fort Myers, and Las Vegas as of Summer 2019) offer a BIZclass for the most discerning passengers – a fully-featured Business Class with “full-flat” seats: at the touch of a button, the comfortable seat transforms into a bed that is two meters long and completely horizontal (“full flat”). Eurowings is the only low-cost carrier to offer such a high-value product. Due to the high demand for a Business Class on the route to Newark, Eurowings is using an aircraft with a larger BIZclass on this route, making 30 BIZclass seats available to passengers instead of the previously offered 18.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Eurowings): Eurowings Airbus A330-203 D-AXGC (msn 555) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938293.

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Eurowings to add Dusseldorf – Las Vegas flights

First A340, in service March 20, 2018 Dusseldorf - Vienna

Eurowings will add the Dusseldorf – Las Vegas service starting on July 3, 2019.

The new route will be operated three days a week with Airbus A340-300s operated by Brussels Airlines according to Airline Route.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Eurowings): Eurowings (Brussels Airlines) Airbus A340-313 OO-SCW (msn 335) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 941320.

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Eurowings integrates the last of a total 77 ex-Airberlin aircraft

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-ABHG (msn 2867) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 942415.

Eurowings made this announcement on social media:

After nine months we are integrating the last of a total of 77 aircraft from Air Berlin into our fleet. The Airbus A320 with 174 seats and the registration D-ABDT will be in service from today.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Eurowings): Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-ABHG (msn 2867) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 942415.

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New setup for Eurowings Group; Eurowings and Brussels Airlines to have new roles

Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-343 OO-SFX (msn 1085) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 933802.

Eurowings Group issued this statement:

  • Brussels Airlines set to become long-haul competence center of Eurowings Group
  • Eurowings airline will be responsible for the short-haul business of the Eurowings Group
  • Eurowings Group CEO Thorsten Dirks: “New strategic setup puts us at the helm of European airline consolidation”

After first successes of joint projects, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines will take the next decisive steps in the integration process, defining each other’s roles within the Eurowings Group.

Taking the expertise and strengths of both entities into consideration, Brussels Airlines will become the long-haul competence center of the Eurowings Group, steering all long-haul activities of the entire group out of Brussels. Next to that, the airline will actively participate in the Eurowings Group pan-European growth strategy by becoming the operator for the expansion to other airport bases in the French- and Dutch-speaking part of Europe.

“The successful launch of Eurowings long-haul flights operated by Brussels Airlines out of Düsseldorf to New York, Fort Myers and Miami last April, reconfirms the long-haul expertise of the Brussels based airline,” said Eurowings Group CEO Thorsten Dirks. “In only five months Eurowings and Brussels Airlines have managed to set up a long-haul base at Düsseldorf, strengthening the group in one of its key German airports,” he added.

In parallel, Eurowings – focusing on European point-to-point traffic – will steer the entire short-haul portfolio of the Eurowings Group from Cologne.

Dirks: “Joining forces with Brussels Airlines will not only strengthen our position as the #3 low-cost carrier in Europe but also spur further Eurowings Group growth in the future”, specifies Thorsten Dirks.

Both airlines will continue to operate long-haul and short-haul flights out of their respective bases Brussels, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Vienna.

This also means that even though two competence centers are being created at Brussels and Cologne, there will remain functions for both long-haul and short-haul operations at both locations. Implementation of the new setup is planned for 2019. Eurowings Group already operates from more than 20 European bases today.

“Brussels Airlines is recognized for its expertise and for the value it adds to the Eurowings Group. We will continue building on our assets to become an even more important player within the group, while remaining Belgium’s strong home carrier and continuing to focus on our guests,” adds Christina Foerster, CEO of Brussels Airlines.

Eurowings Group CEO Thorsten Dirks is confident that this new teamwork structure under the umbrella of Eurowings Group is the right strategic step to meet future challenges. “The scattered European aviation landscape is beginning to consolidate – the new structure of Eurowings Group will make it possible for us to be at the helm of this development.”

Top Copyright Photo: Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-343 OO-SFX (msn 1085) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 933802.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AEWF (msn 7087) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 942712.

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AEWF (msn 7087) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 942712.