Ahead of the Summer of 2023, Eurowings introduced the world to the “Mallorca Airbus” earlier this week.
Internally named the “Mallorca Airbus”, this is part of the German carrier’s plan to receive 10 Airbus A321 aircraft to help cater to Summer demand.
D-AIDV: The First A321ceo For Eurowings…
D-AIDV is the first Airbus A321 that has already been painted into the Eurowings livery and will sit up to 230 passengers in an all-economy layout.
This represents a 25-seat increase compared to when the aircraft was in service with the parent airline, Lufthansa.
It is understood that six A321ceos will be transferred over to Eurowings, with four brand new A321neos set to join the fleet by year-end.
According to Eurowings, this is part of a 1.5bn EUR investment in 13 aircraft.
Statement from Eurowings…
Eurowings said the following in a statement:
“With the additional capacity, Eurowings is responding to the noticeably strong pent-up demand – especially for holiday travel.”
“For the first time, there will be a year without travel restrictions, and there will no longer be a test and mask requirement.”
“For many travelers, a reliably plannable and, above all, the relaxed holiday was not possible for years – this is different in 2023 with the comeback of freedom to travel and also reflected in the increasingly long-term bookings showing confidence in air travel.”
Numbers Begin To Rise Ahead of Summer 2023…
From preliminary data released by RadarBox.com, it appears that numbers are beginning to rise ahead of the Summer 2023 season.
For February 26-March 5, the carrier handled 247 movements, which is 16.84% less compared to the same period last year.
It is also majorly short of the 575 movements handled in the same period in 2019, but looking at the last four weeks’ worth of data, numbers have been spiking in the right direction for Eurowings:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|January 29-February 5||554 movements||146 movements||225 movements||+54.11%|
|February 5-12||577 movements||165 movements||247 movements||+49.70%|
|February 12-19||586 movements||194 movements||260 movements||+34.02%|
|February 19-26||585 movements||225 movements||300 movements||+33.33%|
From the data, we can see that the numbers in 2023 are heading in the right direction and have been an improvement from the last four weeks compared to 2022.
It remains clear that Eurowings is making the right decision in gearing up for Summer 2023 demand, especially in the likes of Mallorca, the Canary Islands, and other Spanish destinations.
Spain is a tourist hotspot for German passengers, and that is something that the German leisure carrier will be wanting to capitalize on going into the Summer 2023 season.
With the fleet expansion now in full swing, it’s going to be interesting to see how much further the carrier can take frequencies with these aircraft.
But for now, all eyes are on Eurowings to see how its Summer 2023 season goes, particularly in Mallorca with the Mallorcabus.