Currently vice president sales and managing director of Eurowings Digital, Oliver Schmitt will also join the executive board when he takes up the role at the start of March.
In a crowded low-cost marketplace, Eurowings has failed to find a sustainable role. In an attempt to revive its fortunes, Lufthansa said today the low-cost carrier will be given be a clear focus on short-haul, point-to-point operations.
Hertz has seen its brand taken skyward on the livery of a Eurowings Airbus A320. In a testament to the “fly-drive” partnership formed between the two companies in March, the Airbus has been specially painted in the renowned Hertz yellow.
The new connections will complement the existing offering of Swiss and Edelweiss with Eurowings already offering by far the widest range of flights to the popular holiday isle from anywhere in the German-speaking area.
Eurowings has begun operating six weekly flights from Düsseldorf to New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport. The service is in addition to its existing connections to and from JFK.
Around 100,000 items of uniform were needed for the changeover, averaging out at about 30 garments and accessories for each flight attendant.
Frank Bauer has been appointed to the roles of managing director and chief financial officer at Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings. The 37-year-old has been responsible for finance, human resources and technology at the carrier since the start of the month.
Eurowings is reaching the end of a project to integrate 77 aircraft from failed rival airBerlin into its fleet. Over the past nine months the planes have joined with the airline, with an Airbus A320 from lessor Magnetar with 174 seats and the registration D-ABDT, marking the final hurdle.