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Germanwings
IATA
4U
ICAO
GWI
Callsign
GERMAN WINGS
Founded 1997
Hubs Cologne Bonn Airport
Stuttgart Airport
Focus cities Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport
Hamburg Airport
Dortmund Airport
Frequent flyer program Boomerang Club
Fleet size 25
Destinations 67
Parent company Eurowings
Company slogan "Deine Flügel" or "Your Wings"
Headquarters Dortmund, Germany
Key people Thomas Winkelmann (CEO)
Dr. Joachim Klein
Website: http://www.germanwings.com

Germanwings is a low-cost airline based in Cologne and Bonn, Germany. It operates services to over 66 destinations in Europe. Its main base is Cologne Bonn Airport, with secondary bases at Stuttgart Airport, Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport and Hamburg Airport and Dortmund Airport.[1] On 29th January 2008, plans were announced to merge low-cost airline operations of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and TUI Travel PLC (Germanwings, Eurowings, TUIfly) into a joint and independent holding company.[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Cologne/Bonn Airport (German: Flughafen Köln/Bonn, also called Konrad-Adenauer-Flughafen or Flughafen Köln-Wahn) (IATA: CGN, ICAO: EDDK) is an international airport located in the Wahner Heide nature reserve, 15 km southeast of Cologne and 16 km northeast of Bonn. ... Stuttgart Airport (in German Flughafen Stuttgart, formerly Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen) (IATA: STR, ICAO: EDDS) is an international airport located approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of the city center of Stuttgart, Germany. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport ( ) (IATA: SXF, ICAO: EDDB) is an international airport located in the town of Schönefeld in Brandenburg, adjacent to Berlins southern border. ... Hamburg Airport (IATA: HAM, ICAO: EDDH) (German: ) is the international airport of Hamburg, Germany. ... Dortmund Airport (IATA: DTM, ICAO: EDLW), known as Flughafen Dortmund in German, is the international airport of Dortmund, Germany. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Eurowings is an airline based in Dortmund, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... A Cebu Pacific Airbus A319 parked on the apron at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Cologne/Bonn Airport (German: Flughafen Köln/Bonn, also called Konrad-Adenauer-Flughafen or Flughafen Köln-Wahn) (IATA: CGN, ICAO: EDDK) is an international airport located in the Wahner Heide nature reserve, 15 km southeast of Cologne and 16 km northeast of Bonn. ... Stuttgart Airport (in German Flughafen Stuttgart, formerly Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen) (IATA: STR, ICAO: EDDS) is an international airport located approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of the city center of Stuttgart, Germany. ... Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport ( ) (IATA: SXF, ICAO: EDDB) is an international airport located in the town of Schönefeld in Brandenburg, adjacent to Berlins southern border. ... Hamburg Airport (IATA: HAM, ICAO: EDDH) (German: ) is the international airport of Hamburg, Germany. ... Dortmund Airport (IATA: DTM, ICAO: EDLW), known as Flughafen Dortmund in German, is the international airport of Dortmund, Germany. ...

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History

The airline was established in 1997 (as "Eurowings Flug GmbH") and was renamed to Germanwings GmbH on 27 October 2002. It is wholly owned by Eurowings, which is fully controlled and 49% owned by Lufthansa. Its main competitors are other no-frills carriers such as Ryanair and easyJet as well as TUIfly and Air Berlin. The airline is rapidly expanding and is continuing serving new destinations. Over and above the airline is the first low cost airline in Germany which offers connecting flights. This special program was founded around Fall 2007 and is called Smart Connect. is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Eurowings is an airline based in Dortmund, Germany. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the second largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (after Air France - KLM). ... No-frills or no frills is the term used to describe any service or product for which the non-essential features (or frills) have been removed. ... Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin, with its biggest operational base at London Stansted Airport in the UK. It is Europes largest low-cost carrier and is one of the worlds largest and most successful airlines (whether in terms of... EasyJet (LSE: EZJ), styled as easyJet, is a low cost airline officially known as easyJet Airline Company Limited, based at London Luton Airport. ... TUIfly Boeing 737-800 D-AHFI at Munich Airport TUIfly is a German airline that was founded in January 2007 as a cooperation of Hapag-Lloyd Flug and Hapag-Lloyd Express whose brands Hapagfly and HLX.com are no longer used. ... Air Berlin (FSE: AB1) is Germanys second largest airline after Lufthansa. ...


Destinations

Its fifth hub will be at Dortmund Airport starting in June 2007, initially serving five cities.[3] Dortmund Airport (IATA: DTM, ICAO: EDLW), known as Flughafen Dortmund in German, is the international airport of Dortmund, Germany. ...


For all current destinations see Germanwings destinations. As of 2005, the low-cost airline Germanwings flys to the following destinations: From Cologne Bonn Airport Austria Vienna (Vienna International Airport) Croatia Split (Split Kaštela/Resnik Airport) Zagreb (Zagreb Airport) Czech Republic Prague (Ruzyně International Airport) Finland Helsinki (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport) France Nice (Côte dAzur International...


Fleet

Germanwings Airbus A319
Germanwings Airbus A319

The Germanwings fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of January 2008[1]): Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): List of airlines Germanwings Metadata This... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): List of airlines Germanwings Metadata This... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... January 2008 was the first month of the current year. ...

In January 2008, Germanwings fleet age is 6.2 years old. [4] The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... January 2008 was the first month of the current year. ...


On 7 December 2005 the airline signed an agreement to purchase 18 Airbus A319 aircraft (with a further 12 options). These are their first direct orders with Airbus and deliveries will start in July 2006 until 2008. [5] During winter 2004-2005 Germanwings leased two Boeing 717 from Aerolineas Baleares to test this type, but no order was made after. is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... Early elections in November are announced in the Netherlands. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner, developed for the 100-seat market. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 86. 
  2. ^ Announcement of TUI AG [1]
  3. ^ "Germanwings lands in Dortmund: A fifth German base for the low-cost airline" (Germanwings Press Release). Retrieved 2007-03-13.
  4. ^ Germanwings Fleet Age
  5. ^ Aero International, June 2006
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Germanwings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (152 words)
Germanwings is a low fares airline based in Cologne, Germany.
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