As part of a hangar event, Eurowings officially presented the “BVB Fanairbus” at Dortmund Airport on Friday. According to their own statements, it is said to be the world's first aircraft that is explicitly dedicated to football fans - and not to a club.
BVB fans were actively involved in the design of the fan airbus in advance. They were able to help decide which of the most popular moments and personalities in BVB history should be immortalized on the plane. After a vote by more than 10.000 Borussia men and women, the winning motifs were decided: A highly demanding challenge during the one-week painting of the Airbus. This was implemented and staged in the unique drawing style of the football artists "Hands of God".
“We are proud to be the first airline in the world to dedicate a plane to football fans. What makes it so special: The trick of creating the pictograms of the 9 most legendary BVB moments in such a way that football fans can immediately assign players and hero scenes. That was extraordinarily well done - a real Champions League achievement," says Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof. "As the home carrier of North Rhine-Westphalia, we are happy if the Fanairbus now takes off from Dortmund as often as possible."
“We are proud that we have had such a strong partnership with Eurowings for seven years and that after the team Airbus we can now also present a fan airbus as a mutual appreciation for our fans. The new Fanairbus looks really great and we are delighted that our fans were able to participate so intensively in the design and can now accompany us on our away trips in their own plane,” says Carsten Cramer, Managing Director of Borussia Dortmund.
“We are delighted that the second Eurowings Airbus stationed in Dortmund is also a very special, unique aircraft. A clear sign of trust in the location and the connection to the region,” says Dortmund Airport boss Ludger van Bebber enthusiastically. “Many of our passengers are BVB fans, they all have a fantastic start to their holiday. Eurowings is launching another eye-catcher that will be an ambassador for BVB and our hometown of Dortmund at a wide variety of flight destinations.”
During the event, Eurowings and Borussia Dortmund also sealed the extension of their partnership for a further two years. Eurowings has been a partner of Borussia Dortmund since the 2016/17 season. The most visible sign of the cooperation is the team airbus, which BVB uses to travel to its European away games and regularly flies Eurowings passengers on vacation. The black and yellow “ambassador” is one of the most photographed aircraft in Europe.