The champagne corks are likely to have popped at Eurowings, as Ryanair is known to be withdrawing from Düsseldorf for the time being. That means the loss of numerous jobs at the subsidiary Lauda. The Lufthansa offshoot, however, has now announced that numerous routes will be taken over.
Specifically, Eurowings has decided to increase its flight offer from Düsseldorf to Mallorca, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Málaga, Alicante and Faro at short notice. Eurowings will also increasingly fly to the Greek destinations of Heraklion, Rhodes, Corfu and Kos from October 24th. As of this date, Ryanair announced its withdrawal from Düsseldorf Airport and - as previously in Stuttgart - canceled all flights without further ado. In return, travelers with Eurowings can now fly from Düsseldorf to more than 80 direct destinations across Europe, rebooking more flexibly than ever before.
Jens Bischof, CEO and spokesman for the management of Eurowings: "Stuttgart and Düsseldorf are just the beginning - if you take a closer look, the ultra-low-cost business model is on the decline throughout Germany: Instead of undermining social standards and regularly offending partners and customers, we offer reliability, fairness and long-term prospects. In times of crisis, our customers are not looking for 5 euro tickets, but more than ever for an airline they can trust. We are pleased that we can now make even more customers in North Rhine-Westphalia fair and attractive offers for their next flight. "