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DeltaWiskey wrote: 03 Apr 2019, 11:18
There are many complaints about the interior of ex-SIA and ex-CX aircraft. It was never the plan to fly so extensively with these birds with the old cabin. The delay of refitting the new cabin of the 7 SIA/CX aircraft (due to certification issues) has forced SN to start operating with the newer birds "as is" as they had to return the old birds to the lessors, it was not possible to extend these leases due to contractual grounds.
Certainly not a good way to compete with AF on the Africa routes, as AF is refurbishing its A 330's with a new interior...
And LH still pretends to make SN its "centre of excellence" for Africa?

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United Airlines applies to provide codeshare services on flights operated by Eurowings Europe (Austria) to points neither in open-skies countries nor listed in United’s certificate. United will place its code on the wet-lease flights, pending approvals.
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Duke wrote: 03 Apr 2019, 12:30 Certainly not a good way to compete with AF on the Africa routes, as AF is refurbishing its A 330's with a new interior...
Like I said, it was never intended to operate with the old cabins of CX and SIA. It is a last resort option in order to avoid cancelling 6 long haul flights a day (or operate wet leases with even worse cabins and/or crews).

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Eurowings to introduce several new summer destinations from Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... nd-munich/

Eurowings plans to introduce Dusseldorf – Gdansk on 27 October 2019 with A319/A320 aircraft.
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Czech Airlines requests a blanket statement of authorisation permitting it to display United Airlines “UA*” designator code on flights operated by CSA on a wet-lease basis on behalf of Eurowings.
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Eurowings plans routes from Hamburg to Monastir and Tunis, respectively in May and June 2019, with A319 operated by Germanwings.

Eurowings also plans a Hannover – Monastir route from 15 May 2019, similarly with A319 operated by Germanwings.

Eurowings will cooperate with other airlines and connect networks, beginning with SunExpress (Turkey) and Norwegian: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... nnections/
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sn26567 wrote: 03 May 2019, 23:03
Eurowings will cooperate with other airlines and connect networks, beginning with SunExpress (Turkey) and Norwegian: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... nnections/
Funny, knowing Eurowings is a "POINT to POINT" company... :lol:

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nordikcam wrote: 04 May 2019, 13:41
sn26567 wrote: 03 May 2019, 23:03
Eurowings will cooperate with other airlines and connect networks, beginning with SunExpress (Turkey) and Norwegian: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... nnections/
Funny, knowing Eurowings is a "POINT to POINT" company... :lol:
Mind you: they have abandoned their point-to-point characterisation more than one year ago. And they need feeder flights for their long-haul network out of Dusseldorf and Munich.
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In a twisted way, you might also say EW is being integrated in SN :twisted:

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flightlover wrote: 04 May 2019, 16:59 In a twisted way, you might also say EW is being integrated in SN :twisted:
Thorsten Dirks, the CEO of Eurowings, once told me: it's not an integration, it's a cooperation!
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sn26567 wrote: 04 May 2019, 14:55
nordikcam wrote: 04 May 2019, 13:41
sn26567 wrote: 03 May 2019, 23:03
Eurowings will cooperate with other airlines and connect networks, beginning with SunExpress (Turkey) and Norwegian: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... nnections/
Funny, knowing Eurowings is a "POINT to POINT" company... :lol:
Mind you: they have abandoned their point-to-point characterisation more than one year ago. And they need feeder flights for their long-haul network out of Dusseldorf and Munich.
LH communicates each month and distinguishes finely from one side LH / OS and LX who work with connecting passengers and the other EW / SN who were only able to take passengers from point A to point B. LH now demonstrates that their initial plans are a real fiasco ...! Germans are not recognized as capable of recognizing that they can go astray ...! And now ? EW absorbs SN, remains unprofitable and a CA asks C.Spohr to stop costs?

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nordikcam wrote: 04 May 2019, 21:32 And now ? EW absorbs SN, remains unprofitable and a CA asks C.Spohr to stop costs?
SN continues to publish separate financial figures. Not publicly, but in May they will appear in the Moniteur Belge/Belgisch Staatsblad. And Spohr considers EW as his child, hence he will not easily abandon it. Besides, Christina Foerster told me on Thursday that she expected positive figures for SN by year end: that should please Herr Spohr!
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Does anyone realise the hypocrisy of their statements on the point-2-point vs. hub/network model?

So an airline pursuing a P2P network strategy by definition ONLY carries pax from A to B, never A to B via C?
So then a hub network strategy must mean that ALL pax fly A to B via C, right? Bullshit? Not more as saying that in a P2P focussed strategy you can't have transfer pax.

Of course you have the most extreme form of a P2P model where there is 0 connectivity provided by the airline itself (but even then you still have so-called self-connectivity if the network has sufficient mass, airports like LGW, MXP, etc. even actively support self-connectivity through their own connectivity programs), but the vast majority of the P2P carriers these days provide at least some sort of connectivity.

Eurowings's network doesn't have 'connectivity by design', but due to the size of their network in particular at their biggest cases there are plenty of occasional connectivity opportunities. They've always sold them as such. They also have codeshares with LH/LX/OS/SN since years as well as with AC, NH, SQ and UA in particular for DUS. Yes with limitations because their LCC type of IT systems don't offer the same freedom in codeshares, etc. as legacy systems, but also there steps are being made as more and more LCC's get into the business of interlining/codesharing/connecting. In particular for long haul flights of course also EW needs connectivity.

BRU is the largest single operating base in the Eurowings Group network with about half of EWG's long haul fleet based there. LH has never ever denied the need for connecting traffic on the long haul network, the Africa network stands or falls with connectivity and the North Atlantic routes also play a key role in that.

SN's network lies closer to that of the network carriers in the group, but doesn't have the same level of connectivity, in particular on the short haul part of the network. Eurowings on the other hand is much more P2P focussed, but also offers connectivity to some extent and in particular at DUS and there where they connect with other LHG hubs. Neither of them is a pure hub carrier nor a pure P2P carrier. Both have hybrid networks and will continue like that.

It's just LHG that decides that their corporate communication strategy should make a clear distinction between the two pillars of the airline group and they do that by talking about the network airlines LH/LX/OS and point-2-point Eurowings Group.
With lots of simplistic and emotional reactions as a result, but just like LH/LX/OS don't have 100% transfer pax, neither does EW Group have 100% P2P traffic (and it will never have or wants to have).

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RoMax wrote: 04 May 2019, 23:30 Does anyone realise the hypocrisy of their statements on the point-2-point vs. hub/network model?

So an airline pursuing a P2P network strategy by definition ONLY carries pax from A to B, never A to B via C?
So then a hub network strategy must mean that ALL pax fly A to B via C, right? Bullshit? Not more as saying that in a P2P focussed strategy you can't have transfer pax.

Of course you have the most extreme form of a P2P model where there is 0 connectivity provided by the airline itself (but even then you still have so-called self-connectivity if the network has sufficient mass, airports like LGW, MXP, etc. even actively support self-connectivity through their own connectivity programs), but the vast majority of the P2P carriers these days provide at least some sort of connectivity.

Eurowings's network doesn't have 'connectivity by design', but due to the size of their network in particular at their biggest cases there are plenty of occasional connectivity opportunities. They've always sold them as such. They also have codeshares with LH/LX/OS/SN since years as well as with AC, NH, SQ and UA in particular for DUS. Yes with limitations because their LCC type of IT systems don't offer the same freedom in codeshares, etc. as legacy systems, but also there steps are being made as more and more LCC's get into the business of interlining/codesharing/connecting. In particular for long haul flights of course also EW needs connectivity.

BRU is the largest single operating base in the Eurowings Group network with about half of EWG's long haul fleet based there. LH has never ever denied the need for connecting traffic on the long haul network, the Africa network stands or falls with connectivity and the North Atlantic routes also play a key role in that.

SN's network lies closer to that of the network carriers in the group, but doesn't have the same level of connectivity, in particular on the short haul part of the network. Eurowings on the other hand is much more P2P focussed, but also offers connectivity to some extent and in particular at DUS and there where they connect with other LHG hubs. Neither of them is a pure hub carrier nor a pure P2P carrier. Both have hybrid networks and will continue like that.

It's just LHG that decides that their corporate communication strategy should make a clear distinction between the two pillars of the airline group and they do that by talking about the network airlines LH/LX/OS and point-2-point Eurowings Group.
With lots of simplistic and emotional reactions as a result, but just like LH/LX/OS don't have 100% transfer pax, neither does EW Group have 100% P2P traffic (and it will never have or wants to have).
Good summary of the real situation but will anyone dare to tell CS? :lol:

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convair wrote: 05 May 2019, 00:10 Good summary of the real situation but will anyone dare to tell CS? :lol:
It was more as a reaction on the dramatic comments here of people that refuse to understand that also in a P2P focussed network strategy it's perfectly possible to offer connectivity, to codeshare with other airlines, etc.

The LH corporate communication is indeed very black and white which doesn't fully reflect reality, but ok that's their choice. The consumer doesn't decide on its next travel plans on the basis of airline corporate communication, but on what they can find on ticketing websites, what their travel agents proposes (and they perfectly know that EWG offers connectivity), etc.

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RoMax wrote: 05 May 2019, 00:45
convair wrote: 05 May 2019, 00:10 Good summary of the real situation but will anyone dare to tell CS? :lol:
The LH corporate communication is indeed very black and white which doesn't fully reflect reality, but ok that's their choice. The consumer doesn't decide on its next travel plans on the basis of airline corporate communication, but on what they can find on ticketing websites, what their travel agents proposes (and they perfectly know that EWG offers connectivity), etc.
True from the pax viewpoint. But I think most of the reactions posted here, besides those of some SN fans, are from people directly or indirectly involved with SN; they probably feel they have been unjustly and unnecessarily "downgraded" to an LCC company, and that is surely not very good for their motivation. LH Group/CS doesn't seem to care much about that! :(

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convair wrote: 05 May 2019, 15:01
RoMax wrote: 05 May 2019, 00:45
convair wrote: 05 May 2019, 00:10 Good summary of the real situation but will anyone dare to tell CS? :lol:
The LH corporate communication is indeed very black and white which doesn't fully reflect reality, but ok that's their choice. The consumer doesn't decide on its next travel plans on the basis of airline corporate communication, but on what they can find on ticketing websites, what their travel agents proposes (and they perfectly know that EWG offers connectivity), etc.
True from the pax viewpoint. But I think most of the reactions posted here, besides those of some SN fans, are from people directly or indirectly involved with SN; they probably feel they have been unjustly and unnecessarily "downgraded" to an LCC company, and that is surely not very good for their motivation. LH Group/CS doesn't seem to care much about that! :(
I'm not SN fan, I'm not professionnal in the aviation world, I appreciated and appreciate SN and I'm passenger. As a passenger, I do not want to know if EW has hubs to do this or that connection, I do not want to fly low-cost, I want to have the services that give me the traditional companies. And so ... as a passenger, exit EW and SN by ricochet, exit FRA or MUC ... badly done for the first, too to the east for the second and have on hand KL and AMS or AF and CDG for the services. MAD also when South America there is ...Bad luck for BRU...and for SN by ricochet... :cry:

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Ansett wrote: 05 May 2019, 16:15 What's the meaning behind this ? Are CS/TD contradicting themselves ? EW not doing as expected and looking for "virtual" partners to get more pax ? Or has anyone a different interpretation ?

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... nnections/
Ryanair and easyJet are also looking for partners. It looks like a trend among LCCs, a way to compete effectively against legacy carriers. But Ryanair and easyJet are LCCs on their own, whereas EW is part of the LH Group, and for that matter, I cannot understand why EW is competing with its parent LH on the TXL-MUC route, for example.

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/muni ... a-service/
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In today’s meeting, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided ahead of schedule to extend the contract with Thorsten Dirks by three years until 30 April 2023. Dirks, 55, will, therefore, be continuing the turnaround of Eurowings as CEO.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... ore-years/

... thanks to the good results of Eurowings during 1Q2019 :?
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Ja,

Guess TD is a good slave of CS 😂

Follow your master, he knows what happens if he don't kiss his ass... Like Gustin :)

So far for good german leadership, make losses and stay, make a Future and leave...

Poor SN...

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