Eurowings has set out delivery plans for its first Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft.
The carrier, part of Lufthansa Group, has ordered eight A320neo aircraft, seating 180 passengers, and five of the larger A321neo with 232 seats.
Eurowings said on November 11, 2021 that its first A320neo, with registration D-AENA, will enter into service in Spring 2022. It will receive a further seven A320neo aircraft in 2022, and a final one in 2024.
The first A321neo will arrive in Spring 2023 and Eurowings intends to utilise it on busy holiday routes, such as to Palma de Mallorca in Spain.
All of the Eurowings neos will be equipped with CFM LEAP engines. The 15 neo aircraft are worth $1.5 billion at list prices, though it is likely Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) would have arranged discounts on that.
“This milestone investment in our fleet is an important signal for all our customers, but also a vote of confidence by the Lufthansa Group in the future viability of Eurowings,” says Jens Ritter, Chief Operating Officer of Eurowings.