Lufthansa Group (Frankfurt) has issued this statement:
The Lufthansa Group has made a successful start to the new year with the transfer of the Düsseldorf–Zurich route from Lufthansa to Germanwings (2nd) (Cologne/Bonn) today (January 8, 2015). One of the biggest structural projects ever undertaken by the company has thus been successfully completed on time.
The concept of the new Germanwings was presented in December 2012, followed by the market launch on July 1, 2013.
The transfer of the Düsseldorf–Zurich route means that the decision to operate all domestic and European routes under Germanwings, apart from at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs, has now been fully implemented as scheduled.
In all, Germanwings has taken over 115 routes from Lufthansa in recent months, with the biggest number of routes (52) at Düsseldorf Airport.
The new Germanwings service between Düsseldorf and Zurich will comprise 24 flights per week, making it one of the most high-volume routes from the North Rhine-Westphalian capital. The early morning flight will depart from Düsseldorf at 7.00 a.m. In addition to this, there will be a midday flight at 1.30 p.m., an afternoon flight at 5.05 p.m. and an evening service at 6.55 p.m.
Copyright Photo: Germanwings’ Airbus A319-132 D-AGWZ (msn 5978) taxies at London (Heathrow).
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