Eurowings boss Jens Bischof wants to bring the 81 Airbus A320 aircraft back into the air in midsummer. Especially on the tourist routes, the demand is expected to be well above the original expectations. However, there are only a few advance bookings for autumn.
The corona pandemic means that passengers no longer book long-term, but rather short-term. The background is likely to be the constantly changing entry and quarantine regulations. The entire industry was not exactly covered in fame last year, as many travelers had to chase after the refunds of their canceled flights for a long time and in many cases even go to court. Actually, the law stipulates that the repayment must be made within seven days, but the rule was collectively ignored. In Italy there were initial fines for some airlines.
In any case, Eurowings wants to bring the 2021 Airbus A81 aircraft into the air in the summer of 320. The final decision has not yet been made for the other fleet members. The focus this year is on tourist routes. As a result, classic routes, which are mainly used by business travelers, have been thinned out and shifted. This also affects Austria, because the flight schedule for July and August 2021 has been thinned again for Germany traffic from Vienna and Salzburg. From Graz, the Stuttgart route was postponed to September 2021, and the Düsseldorf route from Linz as well.