While its first official flight isn’t until Saturday, Eurowings Discover’s two Airbus A330 aircraft are already in service, flying around Europe. The two aircraft are standing in for Lufthansa Group airline Air Dolomiti, which typically operates much smaller Embraer E190 aircraft on its short-haul routes.
Eurowings is set to officially launch flights on Saturday, with its first flight taking it from Frankfurt to Mombassa. Initially, the airline is expected to operate under Lufthansa’s flight number before transitioning to its own in due course. While the first flight won’t operate until Saturday, the airline’s aircraft are already gracing the skies above Europe.
Flying to Barcelona and Rome
As first spotted by German publication aeroTELEGRAPH, Eurowings’ two Airbus A330-200 aircraft have both been operating flights on behalf of sister airline Air Dolomiti since July 13th. According to data from RadarBox.com, the planes have been exclusively operating from Frankfurt to Rome and Barcelona.
D-AXGE has flown to Rome four times so far, alongside three flights to Barcelona. Meanwhile, its sister aircraft D-AXGF has flown to Rome four times and Barcelona five times. It seems as though D-AXGF was also used in the process of launching the airline as it completed several domestic flights with OCN flight numbers (the code for Eurowings Discover as it was previously known as Ocean) towards the start of the month.
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About the Eurowings Discover fleet
As mentioned above, Eurowings Discover has two Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with which it will launch flights on Saturday. According to data from ch-aviation.com, the older of the two aircraft is D-AXGF. It took its first flight on June 25th, 2004, making it 17.08 years old. It was delivered to Qatar Airways before transferring to SunExpress Deutschland in October 2016, and then on to Eurowings Discover. As of February 28th, the aircraft has completed 70,546 flight hours across 12,460 flight cycles and has a current market value of $16.25 million.
The other aircraft in the fleet, D-AXGE, 16.99 years old, having taken its first flight on July 29th, 2004. Again, the aircraft went to Qatar Airways and then SunExpress Deutschland. This aircraft has completed 70,967 flight hours across 12,553 flight cycles as of February 28th and also has a current market value of $16.25 million.
The first official flight this Saturday
The first Eurowings Discover aircraft will depart from Frankfurt at 19:35 on Saturday, July 24th. According to schedule information from aviation data experts Cirium, the first flight to Mombassa (MBA) will be operated under a Lufthansa flight number as LH 592. It is scheduled to cover 4,157 miles in eight hours and 35 minutes, with a planned arrival in Mombassa at 05:10 on Sunday.
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