Eurowings (EW, Düsseldorf Int'l) will launch A340-300 operations in the first quarter of 2018, first deploying the aircraft to Vienna and Palma Son Sant Joan before using it for long-haul services, ch-aviation schedule analysis has revealed.

The LCC unit of the Lufthansa Group will initiate A340-300 services on February 28, introducing it on a 6x weekly flight between Düsseldorf Int'l and Vienna. From March 1, the type will also be used on a 6x weekly service to Palma Son Sant Joan.

A340-300 services to Vienna and Palma are planned for the purposes of cockpit crew line training, a Eurowings spokesperson confirmed to Airliners.de.

On April 28, the airline will deploy the Airbus quadjets on flights to each of Punta Cana and New York JFK. Two days later, the aircraft will also start operating to Cancún.

All flights will be operated by Brussels Airlines, another Lufthansa Group subsidiary, with an ex-Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) aircraft (msn 335) currently being prepared for Eurowings in Rome Fiumicino according to Skyliner Aviation.