Eurowings announced on 26 September that it would lease four additional BAe 146s from BAe-AMJ (two series 200s and two series 300s). Although the source was not specified, these are likely to be the former Hamburg Airlines fleet. This expansion will enable Eurowings to begin jet services on two of its most important domestic routes: Nürnberg-Berlin (Tempelhof) and Dortmund-Münich. The Nürnberg-Berlin route was selected as the first to receive regular jet service because of the large volume of traffic to the German capital city. Berlin Tempelhof is especially popular with business travellers because of its proximity to the heart of Berlin and excellent public transport connections. BAe 146s will replace ATR42s on the route on 26 October, reducing flight time by 10 minutes. 146 services between the airline’s base at Dortmund and Münich will begin on 24 November. This will be the first scheduled jet service from Dortmund, and is made possible by the recent extension of the airport’s runway. The new 146s will also be used to increase capacity on the Stuttgart-Amsterdam route operated on behalf of KLM. The 146s are also likely to be used between Frankfurt and Berlin Tempelhof beginning in the spring of 1998, once Eurowings has obtained additional slots at Frankfurt.
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