Germanwings plans to increase its fleet to 87 aircraft by the end of 2014, making the revamped carrier the country’s largest low-fare airline. The carrier on July 1 officially assumed Lufthansa’s non-hub short-haul flying, and is running the group’s operations out of bases in Stuttgart, Cologne, Nuremberg and Hamburg. Berlin will be added next winter, while Frankfurt and Munich will be served by Lufthansa’s own narrowbody and regional feeder fleets. The transition to Germanwings has ...


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