Germanwings News

Eurowings launches low-cost flights to Miami

Eurowings launches low-cost flights to Miami

2nd Sep 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Eurowings is expanding its network of cheap long-distance flights with new flight to Miami. The maiden flight - EW182 - took off earlier towards Miami, capital of the American sun state Florida. With Cologne Bonn as their departure airport, Eurowings guests boarded a fully booked Airbus A330.

Wings family flights for summer 2016 go on sale

Wings family flights for summer 2016 go on sale

21st Sep 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Flights offered by the Wings family of airlines, Eurowings and Germanwings, for next summer are now on sale. Departures planned between March 27th and October 29th next year are now open for booking. For the first time, travellers arranging their summer holidays next year can book their intercontinental flights with Eurowings and their European routes with Germanwings.

Eurowings welcomes new livery for long-haul fleet

Eurowings welcomes new livery for long-haul fleet

2nd Jul 2015 Airline News

The new Eurowings is preparing for the start of its long-haul flights in November 2015. For this purpose the first long-haul plane, an Airbus A330-200, was lacquered in the new Eurowings design. The plane left the paint shop in Taipei, Taiwan, in the colours of the new Eurowings earlier and is being transferred to Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg for the installation of the cabins.

Lufthansa cancels anniversary celebrations

Lufthansa cancels anniversary celebrations

31st Mar 2015 Airline News

Lufthansa has confirmed it will cancel its 60th anniversary celebrations, originally planned for next month. In a statement earlier the airline said live coverage of the memorial service at the Cologne Cathedral in memory of the victims of flight 4U 95245 would be broadcast instead. That event will take place on the April 17th.

Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz hid existing mental illness from employers

Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz hid existing mental illness from employers

27th Mar 2015 Airline News

Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an aircraft in southern France earlier this week, hid details of an existing mental illness from employers. Submissions from German prosecutors state they do not know what condition Lubitz suffered from, but media report suggested he suffered depression and required ongoing assessment.

Norwegian leads with cockpit procedure changes following Germanwings crash

Norwegian leads with cockpit procedure changes following Germanwings crash

27th Mar 2015 Airline News

Low-cost carrier Norwegian has decided to change its cockpit procedures so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit. Norwegian had been examining cockpit procedures prior to the crash. However, in light of the tragic Germanwings accident, the airline said it was speeding up the process so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit.

Co-pilot ‘deliberately’ destroyed Germanwings flight 4U 9525

Co-pilot ‘deliberately’ destroyed Germanwings flight 4U 9525

26th Mar 2015 Airline News

The co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 appeared to deliberately “destroy the plane”, French officials have revealed. Speaking to media, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, said the co-pilot intentionally started a descent while the pilot was locked out of the cockpit. Robin confirmed the hypothesis based on information from the ‘black box’ voice recorder recovered from the crash.

Germanwings flight crashes in south of France

Germanwings flight crashes in south of France

24th Mar 2015 Airline News

An Airbus A320 operated by Germanwings has crashed in the French Alps with 142 passengers and six crew on board. The aircraft came down between Barcelonnette and Digne in southern France, on route from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Speaking to the nation shortly after the incident French president Francois Hollande said: “The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors.”