Eurowings’ Salzburg base
Eurowings opened its Salzburg base on 12 January, the airline’s second in Austria after Vienna. Among the highlights of the opening included the flight past of two Hawker jets, along with celebrations on the apron and in the terminal. On hand to help celebrate the base opening was Eurowings MD Michael Knitter and Salzburg Airport MD Roland Hermann. The airline opened flights to Düsseldorf, Brussels and Paris CDG this week, with five more routes being added for S17.
- Eurowings opened its latest base on 12 January – Salzburg (SZG). Basing one A320 at the airport, the airline opened a link from Dūsseldorf (DUS) on the day of the inauguration, while connections to Brussels (BRU) and Paris CDG (CDG) commenced the following day. Flights to Düsseldorf and Paris will be flown five times weekly, while Brussels will see four weekly rotations. The average sector length of the airline’s new route trio is 694 kilometres. On top of the opening of Düsseldorf and the two capital connections, some flights on routes to Cologne Bonn and Hamburg were converted from a germanwings operation to Eurowings. Looking at OAG schedules, flights from Hamburg to Salzburg launched on 17 December, while Cologne Bonn has been served since 2009. Neither route to Brussels or CDG will face direct competition, however Düsseldorf is already served by airberlin 19 times weekly on its Q400s. All three services launched this week will be operated on Eurowings’ A320 fleet. Before the start of S17, the airline will initiate five additional routes from Salzburg. Take a closer look at anna.aero’s analysis of Eurowings’ new Salzburg base.