Eurowings Discover Airbus A330s already flying in Europe
While its first official flight will only take place on Saturday, Eurowings Discover’s two Airbus A330s are already in service, flying over Europe. The two planes replace the airline of the Lufthansa Group Air Dolomiti, which typically operates much smaller Embraer E190 planes on its short-haul routes.
Eurowings is expected to officially launch its flights on Saturday, its first flight taking it from Frankfurt to Mombasa. Initially, the airline is expected to operate under Lufthansa‘s flight number before switching to its own in due course. While the first flight will only operate on Saturday, the airline’s planes are already gracing the skies over Europe.
Fly to Barcelona and Rome
As first spotted by the German publication aeroTELEGRAPH, Eurowings’ two Airbus A330-200s have both been operating flights for sister airline Air Dolomiti since July 13. Based on data from RadarBox.com, the planes operated exclusively from Frankfurt to Rome and Barcelona.
D-AXGE has already made four flights to Rome, as well as three flights to Barcelona. During this time, its sister plane D-AXGF flew to Rome four times and Barcelona five times. It appears that D-AXGF was also used in the airline’s launch process, as it performed several domestic flights with OCN flight numbers (the code for Eurowings Discover as it was previously known as Ocean ) towards the beginning of the month.
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About the Eurowings Discover fleet
As mentioned above, Eurowings Discover has two Airbus A330-200s, with which it will launch flights on Saturday. Based on data from ch-aviation.com, the older of the two devices is the D-AXGF. He made his first flight on June 25, 2004, earning him 17.08 years. It was delivered to Qatar Airways before being transferred to SunExpress Deutschland in October 2016 and then to Eurowings Discover. As of February 28, the aircraft had flown 70,546 flight hours over 12,460 flight cycles and had a current market value of $ 16.25 million.
The other aircraft in the fleet, the 16.99-year-old D-AXGE, made its maiden flight on July 29, 2004. Again, the aircraft went to Qatar Airways and then to SunExpress Deutschland. This aircraft has completed 70,967 flight hours in 12,553 flight cycles as of February 28 and also has a current market value of $ 16.25 million.
The first official flight this Saturday
The first Eurowings Discover plane will depart Frankfurt at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. According to calendar information from aviation data experts Cirium, the first flight to Mombassa (MBA) will be operated under Lufthansa flight number LH 592. It is expected to cover 4,157 miles in eight hours and 35 minutes, with an expected arrival in Mombassa at 5:10 am Sunday.
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