Lufthansa will close its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings

German flag air carrier Lufthansa (LH/DLH), a member of Star Alliance, has announced in its press release a shutdown of its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings (4U/GWI). This action is a part of restructuralization due to Covid-19 crisis. 

Germanwings was founded im 1997 as a low-cost subsidiary of Lufthansa with the main operational base at Cologne / Bonn Airport (CGN/EDDK). They have 23 Airbus A319s (in the picture below) and 10 larger Airbus A320s (in the picture above). Since 2015, all their flights were transfered to another Lufthansa low-cost subsidiary Eurowings (EW/EWG). Germanwings has continued to operate selected flights, but only on behalf of Eurowings, as an operating partner. Until 2015, Germanwings operated many routes from Germany to Dubrovnik, Osijek, Pula, Rijeka, Split, Zadar and Zagreb. 

According to the current flight bookings for summer 2020 season, there aren’t any reductions on routes to Croatia that were announced prior to Covid-19 crisis. All routes to Croatia are still available for booking, however around 90% of flights are cancelled until the end of April.

Photo © Avioradar – Jan Kotek (23.6.2016.)