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Eurowings acquires two brand new passenger jets at Hamburg-Finkenwerder

A320 Doppelauslieferung, Karl Ulrich Garnadt (Executive Board Member Eurowings and Aviation Services), Klaus Röwe (Airbus Programmleiter A320 Familie), Michael Knitter (Geschäftsführer Eurowings)
The Eurowings aircraft fleet is growing. On Thursday at Airbus’s Hamburg-Finkenwerder plant the German airline took delivery of two brand new Airbus A320 passenger jets, which are set to expand the number of Airbus aircraft operated by the carrier. Eurowings hopes to replace its existing fleet, which originally consisted of 23 smaller Bombardier CRJ-900s, with Airbus A320 passenger jets by April 2017 – an extremely ambitious project for Eurowings Germany and one which will allow the airline to increase its seat capacity considerably.

The first brand new Airbus A320 was handed over to Eurowings back in January of this year in Hamburg. This week’s delivery marks the completion of the second and third orders; a total of 16 Airbus A320 aircraft will be joining the Eurowings fleet this year.

Some of these new aircraft will begin flying new summer routes that the airline will be launching as part of its summer flight schedule that begins on 27 March and sees a further expansion of the company’s existing extensive route network which already includes a number of popular destinations. A high-performance and modern fleet, good service both on board and on the ground together with attractive prices are the core elements of the airline’s successful strategy.

As a German airline, Eurowings has chosen the services of European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Since 2008, Hamburg-Finkenwerder has been the final assembly site for the Airbus A320, which means that by incorporating the A320 into its fleet, Eurowings is also securing jobs in Germany. With almost 12,500 models delivered or ordered to date, the Airbus A320 family is, alongside the Boeing 737, the most successful airline series in the world and is seen as a modern, reliable aircraft used by countless airlines on both short- and medium-haul flights.

The aircraft model, which measures over 37.5 metres in length and flies at a maximum cruising speed of 891 kilometres per hour, is being supplied to Eurowings with 180 seats. The first three rows of seats are normally reserved for BEST fare customers. Passengers sitting in the first twelve rows can enjoy a very generous amount of spacing between seats (compared to the global norm), thus providing them with more legroom and a more comfortable flying experience.

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