Eurowings Europe (E2, Vienna) has officially commenced operations roughly a week after it secured its AOC from the Austrian authorities.

The start-up said in a statement that its maiden flight was Vienna-Alicante on Thursday, June 23 operated using its sole current aircraft, A320-200 (sl) OE-IEW (cn 7148). Going forward, the carrier will begin flights to Bastia, Rome Fiumicino, Hanover, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia Manises, and London Stansted by the end of the month.

Then, in late July and late October, two more A320s will be added to its fleet in line with the introduction of services to Fuerteventura, Pisa, and Jerez de la Frontera.

Previously, all Eurowings (EW, Düsseldorf Int'l) aircraft based out of Vienna were operated by Eurowings' mainline German operation.