The vast majority of the Eurowings fleet is still on the ground. Currently only 35 machines are in use. At the same time, the carrier plans to pull wet lease capacities ashore for the summer time. We are currently in talks with Helvetic Airways.
The agreement with Tuifly is reactivated. Two Boeing 737s will again be flying on behalf of Eurowings. In the previous year there were four machines. The two companies had agreed to reduce the number of aircraft. According to a report by the Airliners.de portal, it should not stay with the two Tuifly planes.
Helvetic Airways confirmed to the portal that it is currently negotiating a wet lease for Embraer regional jets with Eurowings. These could be used from Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. The staff was also informed internally about the discussions. At the same time, German Airways (formerly WDL) draws attention to itself in various media interviews and emphasizes, among other things, that they “would like to fly for Eurowings”. However, the Lufthansa Group seems to want to rely more on Helvetic.
Eurowings boss Jens Bischof expects that demand will increase sharply in summer 2021. In order to bridge peaks, consideration is now being given to using wet-lease aircraft. Due to the fact that the DHC Dash 8-400, which was previously operated by the airline Walter, is no longer available, one is obviously looking for an aircraft that is below the A319 size class.
Thus, it is at least not fundamentally excluded that Embraer 190s operated by Helvetic Airways could be used from Düsseldorf to Linz or from Stuttgart to Graz. There is of course no official confirmation for this (yet).