The Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings officially put the first Airbus A320neo into scheduled service on Thursday with the D-AENA. The first flight was carried out as EW9584 on the Düsseldorf-Palma de Mallorca route.
For the time being, this aircraft type is to be used from the largest airport in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia to Málaga, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dresden, Geneva, Hamburg, Lisbon, Lyon, Munich, Milan, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Vienna and Zurich . At a later date, the Airbus A320neo will also fly from Hamburg.
"Together with the Lufthansa Group, we want to be at the forefront of the competition in all areas, especially when it comes to sustainability," said Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof. The D-AENA carries a special logo that is intended to draw attention to the environmental protection efforts of the Lufthansa Group.
Eurowings will receive a total of 13 A320neos, eight with 180 seats and five A321neos with 232 seats. After the first A320neo has entered service, six more aircraft will be added to the fleet in 2022, and another in 2024. Eurowings will receive five Airbus A321neos in the course of 2023. The luggage compartments in the new Airspace Cabin have a 40 percent larger volume and hold 60 percent more suitcases, as these can be stowed vertically in the compartments. Another highlight is the new flexible lighting system, which, depending on the flight phase and time of day, is based on the biorhythm of the passengers and illuminates the cabin in either warm orange or cooler blue tones.