Not sure if I’m misunderstanding this, but did they just slash Germanwings completely?
In addition, the implementation of Eurowings objective of bundling flight operations into only one unit, which was defined before the crisis, will now be accelerated. Germanwings flight operations will be discontinued. All options resulting from this are to be discussed with the respective unions.
Anyways this is really sad. In my personal opinion I feel its a bit of an overreaction to the issue. If you really think about it, no other airline is retiring such a number of aircraft due to the current problems.
I’m gonna second that, it was bound to happen, it doesn’t look that good, it’s just big, that’s all it’s got going, it’s for the most part uneconomical, at best razor thin margins it sounds like, and it’s a gas guzzler in an age where efficiency is king. Maybe I’m just crazy, but I really don’t mind when aircraft get retired, for the most part they make way for more comfortable, more economical, and more polar bear friendly aircraft, what’s to lose? 🤷🏻♂️
On the Lufthansa branch lines, Germanwings will at least gradually disappear as a brand - Lufthansa is unifying old and new European routes away from the Frankfurt and Munich hubs to the “Eurowings” brand.
Ice Bear if I may 😛 (A inside joke among my friends) ;)
The A380 retiring is inevitable. It would happen at some point during this decade for most airlines. As for LH, an overreaction or just the beginning of end of much harsher adjustments ti come from various airlines we don’t know yet. As this pandemic bends and blends into society, it’s a matter if time when a major airline may fall, or pick themselves up and fly higher than ever.
Personally I’m happy, I took the opportunity to fly with Lufthansa’s 747-400 back in 2018 to Osaka (Kansai Int’l). This journey was done with their currently oldest 747-400 in operation (Lucky me) and this route FRA-KIX has since last year in March been replaced with Munich - Kansai and A359. Even though I have never flown the A380, and would very much like to do so, we’ll see if the future allows me board one. But till then, the downfall of many but also upbringing of plenty will be seen.
Wish the Aviation Industry the Best, and that most airlines major and minor can find themselves in profit gaining streaks again ✈️
Thanks Ishiron for sharing news as always, and engaging this community in discussion regarding RWA, in both good and not so good times, appropriate it 👍