Eurowings Luftverkehrs AG, part of Lufthansa Regional, is an airline with its head office in the Düsseldorf Administrative Center (Verwaltungsstandort Düsseldorf) in Düsseldorf, Germany. Eurowings operates scheduled domestic and European flights on behalf of Lufthansa.
Previously its head office was in the Dortmund Administrative Center at Dortmund Airport in Dortmund, with Düsseldorf designated as the seat of the company. The airline was formed in 1993 following a merger of Nürnberger Flugdienst (NFD) and Reise- und Industrieflug (RFG), two commuter airlines based in Nürnberg and Dortmund, respectively. Flight operations using an initial fleet of ATR 42 and 72 aircraft inherited from Eurowing’s predecessors were launched on 1 January 1994. Subsequently, BAe 146 aircraft were added to the fleet, which were later followed by larger Airbus A320 family aircraft and even an Airbus A310. Independent flight operations came to end when Eurowings was acquired by Lufthansa. In September 2010 Eurowings closed its headquarters and technical infrastructure in Dortmund, Germany, and moved to Düsseldorf. In March 2011, the maintenance division at Nürnberg Airport was also closed. In late 2013/early 2014 Eurowings will start to operate flights for sister airline Germanwings as short haul flights, that are not operated from Frankfurt or Munich, are transferred from Lufthansa to Germanwings.
As of July 2013, the Eurowings fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 3.1 years, which are all painted in Lufthansa Regional colors: Bombardier CRJ900.