The official launch of the Eurowings base at Palma de MalIorca, which includes the launch of 14 new routes, took place this week. For this special occasion, Eurowings installed giant sunglasses on an aircraft having been inspired by Swissair (now known as SWISS) who used the same gimmick in the mid-80s. The Head of the Cabinet at Palma de MalIorca, Diego Llorca, conducted a speech to welcome the new base, along with Eurowings MD, Oliver Wagner.
- Eurowings officially opened its Palma de Mallorca (PMI) base this week. Although launching 14 new services from the Spanish airport this summer, including flights to Dresden, Paderborn and Basel which all began in April, only one route began this week, a twice-weekly (Tuesdays to Fridays) operation to Linz (LNZ) in Austria. Beginning on 26 May and flown by the LCC’s A320 fleet, the city pair faces no direct competition. Speaking about the base launch, Eurowings Manager Network Development & Airport Relations Ivan Orec said: “We didn’t have a water cannon salute because we needed dry aircraft to install the sunglasses.”