MIAMI – Eurowings (EW) delighted its workers with a distinct gift this Christmas: a specially painted A320 paying tribute to over 2,300 employees. The aircraft from its current fleet has been stamped with a special thank you message as a token of gratitude and appreciation for their contribution to the airline in 2020. 

“Fueled by?” is written on the fuselage of the A320 and underneath: “The world’s greatest team.” Demonstrating unity and support between the EU and the UK in times of crisis, the message is written in both German on one side and English on the other.

Comments from Eurowings CEO

Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof said, “Hardly any other industry has been hit as hard by the pandemic as aviation and tourism. Whether flight attendants, Pilots or staff on the ground – they have all been unable to do their jobs as usual for months. The fact that Eurowings guests were able to take off at all this year is owed to the passionate commitment and high flexibility of all our employees.”

The CEO added, “A remarkable team spirit drives us at Eurowings repeatedly and makes us stand up for each other in difficult times. That is why we are saying thank you in an extraordinary way in a likewise extraordinary year: with a team airplane for the entire staff.”

Photo: Eurowings

Making the Rounds in Europe

During a routine maintenance cycle in the first quarter of 2021, the ‘Eurowings Team Airplane’ will acquire its special bilingual varnish. It will then be stationed on a rolling basis at Eurowings headquarters in Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mallorca, Vienna, Salzburg and Pristina.

Eurowings is the first German airline to devote to its own workers an aircraft from its fleet with an exclusive design. For years, special lacquering such as the black and yellow ‘Team Airbus’ by the cooperation partner Borussia Dortmund or the ‘Europa-Park Aircraft’ have been one of the most common photographic motifs at European airports.

Eurowings GmbH is a German low-cost carrier headquartered in Düsseldorf and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group (LH).

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