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Company Overview of Germanwings GmbH

Company Overview

Germanwings GmbH operates airlines for private and business travel customers. It offers airline throughout southern Europe; and Bangkok, Phuket, Dubai, Varadero, Cancun, Punta Cana, and Puerto Plata. The company also provides online flight booking, check-in, add-on booking, flight changing, hotel booking, insurance booking, and car hire services. Germanwings GmbH was formerly known as Eurowings Flug GmbH and changed its name to Germanwings GmbH in October 2002. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Cologne, Germany. As of December 8, 2008, Germanwings GmbH operates as a subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft.

Germanwings-Str. 1

Cologne,  51147


Founded in 1997


49 0906 294 1918


49 2203 1027 300

Key Executives for Germanwings GmbH

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Board
Age: 56
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Member of Executive Board
Member of Executive Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Germanwings GmbH Key Developments

Germanwings Faces Two-Day Pilots' Strike

The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) trade union has called on employees at Germanwings to down tools on February 12, 2015 and February 13, 2015 amid an ongoing dispute over retirement benefits. All outgoing Germanwings flights will be affected over the period, the union said. With this, Lufthansa again documents its lack of willingness to strike a deal, causing further strikes. The union is trying to force the airline to drop plans to cut transition payments for pilots willing to retire early. The labour representatives are also opposing Lufthansa's plans to set up a long-haul budget subsidiary to fend off competition from budget and Gulf-based airlines. The collective bargaining arrangements will not cover the new unit.

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