Eurowings wing has commenced services from Düsseldorf (DUS) to Palma de Mallorca (PMI) with its very first Airbus A320neo.
According to a press statement from the airline, the inaugural flight between the city pair took place on May 26, 2022, at 6:35 a.m. local time.
The airline’s first Airbus A320neo, registered D-AENA, took off with 180 passengers from Düsseldorf headed for Palma de Mallorca, to officially mark the opening of the route and the commencement of its scheduled services.
In its press statement the airline detailed the route network the A320 neo would operate, adding new routes to Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan and Vienna.
“The A320neo aircraft will initially fly from Düsseldorf to Málaga, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Hamburg, Lisbon, Lyon, Munich, Milan, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Vienna and Zurich. After an introductory phase, the A320neo will then also take off from Hamburg Airport,” said the airline in its statement.
Eurowings dubs the A320neo as a “sustainability ambassador” to its own series of initiatives, which consist of up to 50 sustainability-focused projects and part of the Lufthansa Group’s goal to be carbon-neutral by 2050.
Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof commented,” together with the Lufthansa Group, we want to fly at the top of the competition in all areas, also and especially when it comes to sustainability,” said.
Upcoming fleet expansion in 2022
Eurowings looks to add an additional six Airbus A320neo aircraft to its fleet in 2022.
The airline will receive a total of 13 aircraft comprising eight A320neos with 180 seats each and five A321neos with 232 seats each.
“Following the entry into service of the first A320neo, six more aircraft will be put into service in 2022 and one more in 2024. Five Airbus A321neo will be delivered to Eurowings in the course of 2023,” said the airline in its statement.