The Lufthansa Group has made a successful start to the new year with the transfer of the Düsseldorf–Zurich route from Lufthansa to Germanwings on Thursday, January 8th, 2015). One of the biggest structural projects ever undertaken by the company has thus been successfully completed on time. The concept of the new Germanwings was presented in December 2012, followed by the market launch on July 1st, 2013. The transfer of the Düsseldorf–Zurich route means that the decision to operate all domestic and European routes under Germanwings, apart from the Frankfurt and Munich hubs, has now been fully implemented as scheduled. In all, Germanwings has taken over 115 routes from Lufthansa in recent months, with the biggest number of routes (52) at Düsseldorf Airport.