Lufthansa terminates its last Dusseldorf long-haul service, Eurowings takes over

A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 departing Dusseldorf Airport. Photo: © Marvin Mutz

Lufthansa has ended its long-haul operations at Dusseldorf Airport on November 30. The airline operated flights between the German city and New York (EWR) since 1997.

Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary Eurowings takes over the route to New York Newark with six flights per week, in addition to its existing service to New York’s JFK airport. Passengers from Dusseldorf can choose between nonstop flights to both New York area airports.

The flights to Newark are being served by Airbus A330-300s, which are operated by Brussels Airlines on behalf of Eurowings. Additionally, the Belgian airline is also operating two Airbus A340-300s for the low-cost carrier. Both A340s were previously in service for Lufthansa.

Other Eurowings long-haul flights from the bases in Munich and Dusseldorf are conducted by seven Airbus A330-200s, that are operated by SunExpress Germany for Eurowings. Its original long-haul base at Cologne Airport was closed in Winter 2018.

Since then, Dusseldorf, which used to be one of former Air Berlin‘s hub, has become the home base for 40 Eurowings aircraft. More than 1,700 flights per week are leaving for 95 destinations in Germany and around the world. During the winter flight schedule 2018, Eurowings offers long-haul flights from Dusseldorf to various destinations such as Bangkok, Fort Myers, Miami, Havana, Punta Cana, Cancun and Montego Bay.