Eurowings opens new Austrian subsidiary
German low-cost airline Eurowings has launched a new subsidiary in Austria.
The first aircraft of Austrian Eurowings Europe flew from Vienna to Alicante earlier this month, with passengers on the inaugural flight looked after by newly recruited and trained Eurowings Europe crew.
Previously, all Eurowings aircraft based in Vienna were operated by its German affiliate Eurowings Germany – the airline itself is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group.
The airline’s first aircraft based in Vienna Schwechat is a brand-new Airbus A320, and from the end of June it will be used to provide direct flights from Vienna to Alicante, Bastia, Rome, Hanover, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia and London Stansted.
At the end of July and October, two further Airbus A320s will also be stationed in Vienna, and by late October, the airline is set to offer 15 destinations from its Vienna location, adding new destinations such as Fuerteventura, Pisa and Jerez de la Frontera.
Robert Jahn, managing director of Eurowings Europe, said: “Eurowings Europe is currently one of the largest enterprises started in Austria and has created a large number of jobs. The Vienna-based airline company has now recruited 150 employees.”