First flights to Barcelona, London and Palma de Mallorca - Airbus A320-200 stationed in Vienna/Schwechat from 9 NovemberNew Eurowings is starting in Vienna. The first flights from Vienna/Schwechat to Barcelona and London Stansted will take place on 9 November, the first flight to Palma de Mallorca on 10 November. At the beginning the new connections will be flown with a Eurowings Germany A320-200. From March 2016 Eurowings Europe flight operations, which was founded as EWAT GmbH in June, will commence.
The 2016 summer flight plan with new connections from Vienna to Alicante and Valencia in Spain, to Bastia on the French island of Corsica and to Faro (Portugal) will be serviced by two Airbus A320-200 planes from Eurowings Europe's new flight operations.
Max Kownatzki, former Board Member for Strategy at Qantas’ Jetstar Airlines Group in Australia, and Dieter Watzak-Helmer, formerly the Training Manager for Austrian Airlines, are Eurowings Europe's managers. From March 2016 the development of Eurowings Europe flight operations foresees a fleet expansion of up to one aircraft per month. By December 2016 the fleet will expand to up to ten aircrafts and by December 2017 up to 20 airplanes. Present planning foresees that two airplanes will be stationed in Vienna.
Currently job postings for Eurowings Europe cockpit and cabin positions have been published, which cover the planned fleet expansion of up to 120 cockpit employees and up to 240 cabin employees in 2016, as well as up to 270 cockpit employees and up to 530 cabin employees in 2017. The job postings have been very well received on the recruitment market. Many more qualified applications for cockpit positions than required have already arrived; for flight attendant positions more than 200 applications have been received within three weeks.