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Eurowings to see its largest growth spurt in 2018

Eurowings (Airberlin) Airbus A320-214 D-ABNI (msn 1717) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937576.

Previously on September 26, 2017, Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board approved and announced the rapid growth of its lower-cost Eurowings, especially in Europe:

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approved the rapid expansion of the Eurowings Group at its meeting in September 2017. For this purpose, an investment framework of around EUR 1 billion was approved for the purchase and leasing of aircraft. The funds were used towards obtaining up to 61 aircraft, including 41 Airbus A320 Family aircraft and 20 Bombardier Q400s.

During the summer of 2017, Lufthansa wet leased 20 aircraft operated for Eurowings under the existing wet lease agreement with Airberlin; 15 by acquisition and five more leased with a purchasing option.

The Eurowings Group is expected to require up to 3,000 additional jobs in the cockpit and cabin operations, due to the hiring and intended acquisition of companies of the Air Berlin Group. Job advertisements and staffing have already started.

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG: “We now have the great opportunity to take a decisive step forward with Eurowings in Europe. The Supervisory Board and the Executive Board agree that we are determined to seize this opportunity. With the approval of an additional investment framework for the acquisition of aircraft, the necessary preconditions have now been met. For Eurowings, it will be a major challenge to cope with the rapid growth. I am particularly pleased that this will enable us to offer up to 3,000 new employees a secure perspective in the Eurowings Group.”

Adria Airways Airbus A319-132 S5-AAR (msn 4301) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 912192.

Above Copyright Photo: Adria Airways Airbus A319-132 S5-AAR (msn 4301) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 912192.

The airline is growing so fast, it is leasing in aircraft from other airlines to meet the expansion in the first quarter of 2018 following the failure of Airberlin. Adria Airways (above) will operate Airbus A319s from the Cologne/Bonn hub for Eurowings. Czech Airlines will operate its Airbus A319s for Eurowings from Hamburg (below).

Czech Airlines-CSA Airbus A319-112 OK-MEK (msn 3043) LHR (SPA). Image: 940351.

Above Copyright Photo: Czech Airlines-CSA Airbus A319-112 OK-MEK (msn 3043) LHR (SPA). Image: 940351.

Air Europa will operate its Boeing 737-800s from Munich and Stuttgart for Eurowings (below).

Celebrating 30 years of flying

Above Copyright Photo: Air Europa Boeing 737-85P WL EC-MKL (msn 60585) (30 Anos) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 940226.

The carrier has already launched a significant amount of new routes in the fourth quarter of 2017 and will continue in early 2018.

Here is the full list of new routes by country: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Eurowings): Eurowings (Airberlin) Airbus A320-214 D-ABNI (msn 1717) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937576.

Eurowings aircraft slide show:

Eurowings destination Europe:

Adria Airways transitions to a no frills carrier for the summer season

Adria Airways (Ljubljiana) is in transition. In order to stem losses, the carrier has started to transition from a full service airline to a hybrid “no frills” carrier according to Balkans.com. Effective April 22, all economy passengers will have the option to buy food on board. The airline is also adding additional seats on its aircraft.

The flag carrier is still on target to be sold by the end of year. In the meantime under its new business plan, the airline will implement its summer timetable on March 30, 2014 with new service between Tirana and Frankfurt (four flights a week) and new service between Munich and the Polish city of Lodz (six days a week). Here are the highlights of the summer schedule:

Adria will operate a total of 181 scheduled weekly flights: 161 of them from Ljubljana to 20 destinations, 10 from Pristina to Munich and Frankfurt, six from Munich to Lodz and four from Tirana to Frankfurt.

Adria’s summer timetable for 2014 includes flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Split, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich.

Two new features of the summer timetable are the service between Tirana and Frankfurt (four flights a week) and the service between Munich and the Polish city of Lodz (six days a week).

During the summer season, charter flights operated by Adria in conjunction with travel agents connect Ljubljana with numerous holiday destinations, above all in the Mediterranean. Adria will fly weekly from Ljubljana to the following destinations in Greece: Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Kos, Samos, Santorini, Karpathos, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Skiathos, Lesbos and Lefkada/Preveza. There will also be flights to Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Antalya in Turkey and Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada in Egypt. This summer Adria Airways is again planning charter flights from Trieste to the Greek islands.

In conjunction with the other members of the Star Alliance, Adria Airways offers an excellent range of competitively priced connections throughout the world. The Star Alliance operates 21,900 flights a day to 1,328 airports in 195 countries.

Read the full article: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. For now, Adria Airways is retaining its two Airbus A319s but the seating will be increased from 135 to 144 for the summer season. Airbus A319-132 S5-AAR (msn 4301) touches down at EuroAirport serving Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg.

Adria Airways: AG Slide Show