Eurowings receives its first A320neo


Eurowings took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo with the registration D-AENA in Toulouse and brought it to its home in North Rhine-Westphalia on a ferry flight to Düsseldorf, the largest Eurowings base. Under the flight number EW6971 the world’s most efficient and powerful medium-haul jet took off at 11.59 a.m. and landed at 13.33 p.m. at Düsseldorf Airport, where the latest addition to the fleet was duly welcomed with a water fountain. After landing, the neo (which stands for “new engine option”) was officially handed over to Eurowings Technik. The technical operation in Düsseldorf with more than 200 employees will carry out the remaining upgrades on the aircraft in the coming weeks. The first commercial flight with passengers is expected to take place in early June.

Eurowings will receive a total of eight A320neo aircraft with 180 seats and five A321neo aircraft with 232 seats. A total of seven A320neo planes will be added to the fleet in 2022, another one in 2024, and five Airbus A321neo aircraft will be delivered to Eurowings over the course of 2023.