Eurowings officially put its first Airbus A320neo into service on May 26, when the aircraft registration D-AENA took off for its first commercial flight under flight number EW9584, carrying 180 passengers from Düsseldorf to Palma de Mallorca.
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 also take off from Hamburg Airport.
The Airbus A320neo is by far the most efficient and quiet short- and medium-haul jet globally and the most visible sign yet of a series of more than 50 sustainability initiatives at Eurowings. With leading technology from Airbus and CFM LEAP, the aircraft has a significantly improved environmental performance compared to previous generations: with a 50 percent reduction in noise emissions, and up to 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions, and a total investment of more than USD 1.5 billion, the new fleet addition is the most expensive investment project in Eurowings’ nearly 30-year corporate history.
“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 Eurowings Chief Executive Jens Bischof. “The brand-new Eurowings aircraft, which is equipped with a special logo, is one of the first ambassadors for the recently launched, broad-based sustainability initiative of the Lufthansa Group, #makechangefly. It bundles the most important projects for achieving the climate goals that the Lufthansa Group has set for itself: carbon-neutral by 2050.”