Eurowings takes a bite of Big Apple market

Marking the start of Eurowings’ new route from Düsseldorf to New York JFK were Thomas Schnalke, Speaker of the Management Board of Düsseldorf Airport (left) and Thorsten Dirks, Lufthansa Board Member and Eurowings CEO (right). In addition to the LCC’s rapidly growing supply of short- and medium-haul routes, the market leader at Düsseldorf Airport will offer 1,700 long-haul flights per year and carry around 450,000 additional passengers from Düsseldorf.

  • Eurowings has added a link between Düsseldorf (DUS) and New York JFK (JFK) to its burgeoning network. Flight EW1100 left for the first time on 28 April, operating daily except Tuesdays. The 6,014-kilometre sector will be flown by a leased A340-300, and faces no direct competition. Eurowings currently operates 40 aircraft at Düsseldorf. For the W18/19 schedule, the long-haul fleet of Eurowings at the German airport is expected to grow to seven aircraft. On the same day the airline commenced a weekly (Saturdays) service from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Jersey (JER). Operated by LGW’s Q400s, the summer seasonal route faces no direct competition. Take a closer look at our live coverage of Eurowings’ JFK launch from Düsseldorf

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