German budget airline and Lufthansa daughter company Germanwings will only exist until tomorrow. Even though the brand will continue to exist for a few more weeks, and the logo will still be visible on airplanes, the company will only exist until tomorrow. According to Lufthansa, from January 2016 on there will be no more Germanwings advertisements, no internet presence and no sales.
All business of the third largest German airline will be transferred to the follow-up company Eurowings. The headquarters won’t be in Dusseldorf anymore, but in Cologne. This strategic move is being made in order to be able to better cope with competition from the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet, which wouldn’t be possible if pilot wages would remain on Lufthansa level. The plan exist since a few years back, and has nothing to do with the brand Germanwings carrying the burden of the accident, deliberately caused by the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, when the Germanwings Airbus A320-200 aircraft crashed into the French Alps.