Germanwings is a German low-cost airline, based in Cologne, Germany. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa, and operates under the Eurowings brand since being integrated in 2016.
The airline was founded in 1997 by Eurowings, who wanted to create a low-cost department. This department became a separate company in 2002, called Germanwings. In 2009, Germanwings became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa, taking over many of Lufthansa's short-haul flights in 2012, and obtaining part of the Lufthansa fleet. By the end of 2014, Germanwings took over all of Lufthansa's German routes, except those to and from Munich and Frankfurt, and from Dusseldorf to Newark and Chicago.
In 2015, however, Lufthansa announced that the Germanwings brand would be discontinued, and replaced and merged with the Eurowings brand, including things such as the airline's website and routes.
Germanwings still operated under its own IATA code (4U) under the Eurowings brand until March 2014, when it was abandoned and replaced with the Eurowings IATA (EW).
To learn more about the current operating brand, Eurowings, head over to that page now.
As of October 2019, Germanwings still consisted of the following fleet, which is operated by Eurowings.
To see a list of the current destinations that Eurowings fly to since the merger, see this page. Alternatively, the table below summarises the destinations that Germanwings flew to before the merger, as of October 2015.
|Berlin||Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)|
|Berlin||Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)|
|Bremen||Bremen Airport (BRE)|
|Cologne/Bonn||Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)|
|Dortmund||Dortmund Airport (DTM)|
|Dresden||Dresden Airport (DRS)|
|Düsseldorf||Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)|
|Hamburg||Hamburg Airport (HAM)|
|Hannover||Hannover Airport (HAJ)|
|Heringsdorf||Heringsdorf Airport (HDF)|
|Leipzig/Halle||Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ)|
|Munich||Munich Airport (MUC)|
|Nuremberg||Nuremberg Airport (NUE)|
|Rostock||Rostock-Laage Airport (RLG)|
|Stuttgart||Stuttgart Airport (STR)|
|Albania||Tirana||Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA)|
|Austria||Klagenfurt||Klagenfurt Airport (KLU)|
|Austria||Salzburg||Salzburg Airport (SZG)|
|Austria||Vienna||Vienna International Airport (VIE)|
|Belgium||Brussels||Brussels Airport (BRU)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Sarajevo||Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ)|
|Croatia||Dubrovnik||Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)|
|Croatia||Pula||Pula Airport (PUY)|
|Croatia||Rijeka||Rijeka Airport (RJK)|
|Croatia||Split||Split Airport (SPU)|
|Croatia||Zadar||Zadar Airport (ZAD)|
|Croatia||Zagreb||Zagreb Inernational Airport (ZAG)|
|Cyprus||Larnaca||Larnaca International Airport (LCA)|
|France||Bastia||Bastia – Poretta Airport (BIA)|
|France||Calvi||Calvi – Sainte-Catherine Airport (CLY)|
|France||Montpellier||Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL)|
|France||Nice||Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)|
|France||Paris||Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)|
|Greece||Athens||Athens International Airport (ATH)|
|Greece||Corfu||Corfu International Airport (CFU)|
|Greece||Heraklion||Heraklion International Airport (HER)|
|Greece||Kavala||Kavala International Airport (KVA)|
|Greece||Kos||Kos Island International Airport (KGS)|
|Greece||Mykonos||Mykonos Island National Airport (JMK)|
|Greece||Rhodes||Rhodes International Airport (RHO)|
|Greece||Santorini||Santorini (Thira) National Airport (JTR)|
|Greece||Thessaloniki||Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG)|
|Hungary||Budapest||Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)|
|Iceland||Reykjavík||Keflavík International Airport (KEF)|
|Ireland||Dublin||Dublin Airport (DUB)|
|Israel||Tel Aviv||Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)|
|Italy||Bari||Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI)|
|Italy||Bologna||Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)|
|Italy||Brindisi||Brindisi – Salento Airport (BDS)|
|Italy||Cagliari||Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG)|
|Italy||Catania||Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)|
|Italy||Lamezia Terme||Lamezia Terme International Airport (SUF)|
|Italy||Milan||Milan–Malpensa Airport (MXP)|
|Italy||Naples||Naples International Airport (NAP)|
|Italy||Olbia||Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB)|
|Italy||Palermo||Falcone–Borsellino Airport (PMO)|
|Italy||Pisa||Pisa International Airport (PSA)|
|Italy||Rome||Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)|
|Italy||Venice||Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)|
|Italy||Verona||Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN)|
|Kosovo||Pristina||Pristina International Airport (PRN)|
|Morocco||Casablanca||Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)|
|Morocco||Marrakesh||Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)|
|Morocco||Nador||Nador International Airport (NDR)|
|Morocco||Tangier||Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG)|
|Netherlands||Amsterdam||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)|
|Poland||Kraków||John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (KRK)|
|Portugal||Faro||Faro Airport (FAO)|
|Portugal||Lisbon||Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)|
|Serbia||Belgrade||Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG)|
|Spain||Barcelona||Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN)|
|Spain||Bilbao||Bilbao Airport (BIO)|
|Spain||Fuerteventura||Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)|
|Spain||Gran Canaria||Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)|
|Spain||Ibiza||Ibiza Airport (IBZ)|
|Spain||Jerez de la Frontera||Jerez Airport (XRY)|
|Spain||Málaga||Málaga Airport (AGP)|
|Spain||Palma de Mallorca||Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)|
|Spain||Tenerife||Tenerife South Airport (TFS)|
|Spain||Valencia||Valencia Airport (VLC)|
|Sweden||Stockholm||Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN)|
|Switzerland||Geneva||Geneva Airport (GVA)|
|Switzerland||Zürich||Zürich Airport (ZRH)|
|Tunisia||Tunis||Tunis–Carthage International Airport (TUN)|
|Turkey||Adana||Adana Şakirpaşa Airport (ADA)|
|Turkey||Ankara||Esenboğa International Airport (ESB)|
|Turkey||Antalya||Antalya Airport (AYT)|
|Turkey||Bodrum||Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV)|
|Turkey||Istanbul||Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)|
|Turkey||İzmir||Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB)|
|United Kingdom||Edinburgh||Edinburgh Airport (EDI)|
|United Kingdom||Jersey||Jersey Airport (JER)|
|United Kingdom||London||London Heathrow Airport (LHR)|
|United Kingdom||London||London Stansted Airport (STN)|
|United Kingdom||Manchester||Manchester Airport (MAN)|
|United Kingdom||Newquay||Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY)|
As Germanwings now operates under the Eurowings brand, the following is the current baggage allowance for the operating brand; Eurowings.
Passengers are permitted 1 x cabin bag, weighing a maximum of 8kg and with the maximum dimensions of 55 x 44 x 23cm.
Passengers may be permitted free checked baggage, depending on the ticket type purchased. Check your ticket for details of your allowance.
Passengers can check-in online for their Germanwings flight via the Eurowings website. This is available 72 hours before departure, and will close 40 minutes before departure.
Passengers who have not checked in online can do so at the airport, which opens 2 hours before departure and closes 40 minutes before your flight is due to depart.
Cologne Bonn Airport is one of the 6 German Airports the Germanwings used as a hub before being merged with Eurowings, and is still used as a hub by Eurowings. This airport is Germany's 6th-largest airport, with 2018 seeing the airport seal with nearly 13 million passengers. Airlines that operate services from this airport include Ryanair, Corendon Airlines and TUIfly Deutschland.
Before merging with Eurowings, Germanwings operated an economy class only fleet. There were different fares to personalise your flying experience, such as an added cabin or checked baggage, free drinks and snacks and priority boarding.
For up-to-date class information for Eurowings, visit that page.
Please click on the logos below to find out more about airlines that fly similar routes to Germanwings:
Before merging with Eurowings, the airline only provided an inflight magazine for entertainment, called GW. This was available in both German and English.
Germanwings used to offer a buy on board service called Sky Bistro, as they did not offer any complimentary catering for its flights. This Sky Bistro allowed passengers to purchase meals, snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for their flight. Passengers who were on the 'Best' fare often got free snacks and drinks included in their fare.
There was no WiFi provided onboard Germanwings flights.
Germanwings has historically been a member of two frequent flyer programs. The Boomerang Club is now part of Eurowings, and it allows flyers to collect 'miles' per every €1 spent, in order to gain multiple benefits such as flights and bonus offers.
Miles & More is another Frequent Flyer program, which is part of the Sky Team Alliance. Germanwings was part of this program due to its ownership by Lufthansa, who launched the program. There are three types of miles within the program: Award Miles, Status Miles and HON Circle Miles.
Germanwings was part of the Sky Alliance, because its parent company was Lufthansa. They intensified their cooperation with Star Alliance by signing an extensive codeshare agreement. This agreement will apply to 15 routes and long-haul flights by Singapore Airlines from Munich, Zurich and Manchester.
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