BALPA: Pilots call for investigation in to aircraft air filters
Varadero - Cologne / Bonn : 11:15 So long should the Euro Wings aircraft need from Cuba . . For almost 300 customers were still times added 68 hours . After several delays , they reached their home . In the two months since the start of flight operations is Euro Wings has already developed a bad reputation when it comes to punctuality. The recent incident makes it no better: With around 68 hours late almost 300 passengers of Lufthansa subsidiary have arrived early Tuesday morning at Cologne / Bonn airport. "At five clock the aircraft has landed from Cuba," confirmed a spokesman for the airline a report of the "Express". The traveler wanted to be on Saturday in Germany again, but various circumstances prevented again the launch of Flight 131 EW in Varadero. Initially there had been a "strange odor" on the plane, and the machine had to be examined, said Euro Wings. A replacement aircraft came specially from Madrid, to pick up the passengers. But with the arrival of the machine was the waiting time for the passengers do not end there: Before the aircraft could take off to Germany, the crew had to comply with the statutory rest period of twelve hours. A member of the board of Euro Wings apologized after the arrival of the airplane at Cologne / Bonn according to the company personally amongst passengers about the long delay. "We will take over the costs incurred", the airline had said on Monday. The Service Fair Plane, which specializes in the enforcement of air passenger rights, has recently analyzed the timeliness of Euro Wings-long-haul routes and found an above average incidence of late. The company has established a working group to improve the situation. (Google translation) To read the full article click here.