Germanwings GmbH, a German low-cost airline, is completely owned by Lufthansa. Based in Cologne, the company’s first flight took of in October 2002, while the Belgrade was added on the schedule in 2006.
Cologne Bonn Airport, Stuttgart Airport, Hamburg Airport and Berlin Tegel Airport are the main hubs in the airline's network, but Germanwings also has operational bases at Hannover and Dortmund airports. The company employs about 1,600 people.
Unlike most others low-cost carriers, Germanwings uses mainly central airports and is currently flying to about 100 destinations in Europe.
In January 2013 Lufthansa started to move its entire short-haul operations outside of its main hubs in Frankfurt and Munich to Germanwings, so the company’s routes network is growing.
The company offers three Economy Class fares: Best, Smart and Basic fares that come with different benefits and services. While Basic is a standard low-cost ticket, the other two offer different commodities.
Germanwings provides a unique option called Blind Booking that allows passengers to choose a hub airport, select a category of destination (e.g. Party or Culture), and then purchase a round-trip ticket via a random lottery process from among the cities in the category.
Such tickets are often priced lower than the corresponding ticket to the same destination, and Germanwings e-mails its customers of the destination shortly after the purchase.
The Germanwings fleet consists of the 38 Airbus A 319 aircrafts with an average age of 7.4 years. The airliners are equipped with either 144 or 150 seats in an all-economy class layout.
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