Eurowings Airline is a German carrier owned by the largest airline company in the country, that is Lufthansa. It was founded in 1993 as a result of merging two small regional airlines: Nurnberger Flugdienst and Reise- und Industrieflug.
Eurowings started operating in 1994. The first flight of the company took off from Nuremberg to Paris. Initially, the carrier’s fleet consisted mainly of ATR 42 and 72 aircraft. Afterward, Bae 146 airliners were added to the fleet, followed later by Airbus A320 and A310.
In 2001, Lufthansa acquired a stake in Eurowings to assume complete ownership of the airline in 2009. Since then, Eurowings has been providing services to Lufthansa and its budget carrier, Germanwings, flying mainly from Hamburg and Düsseldorf to various locations across Germany, as well as to many European cities. It offers flights also to 3 Polish airports – in Warsaw, Wroclaw, and Cracow.
Eurowings serves a network of 34 destinations in Europe and – since Autumn 2015 – some long-haul routes, such as Florida, South Africa, and the islands of the Indian Ocean.