Eurowings has just started service to two new cities from Amsterdam, Hamburg and Berlin with three flights a day using a CRJ. The flights started on the 2nd and I went down to check it out and they were all using Lufthansa CRJ's. This makes sense seeing as Eurowings does not own any CRJ's but it doesn't really make sense since Eurowings is only 23% owned by Lufthansa and it seems unlikely that they would give them equipment to use on these routes. Why wouldn't LH they just operate the new routes by themselves?
The connection between Eurowings and Lufthansa has always been a little strange and I know LH wanted to buy them out before but were prevented from doing so by gov't regulations. So wouldn't LH giving them equipment to use on new routes also violate some sort of regulations as far as competion and market control? And wouldn't this negatively impact Eurowings relationship with other European carriers such as KLM? Even thought that deal is also in question right now.
Well if anyone out in airliners.net land knows anything about Eurowings I would love to be informed. Eurowings, KLM, and LH's websites mention nothing about any detailed relationships between the three carriers. Or anything about shared equipment and new joint routes.
Thanks ahead of time,