Eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund have taken their maiden flight with the club's new plane. The Eurowings A320 airbus, painted in the black and yellow of BVB, flew from Dortmund to Salzburg – from where the team travelled to their first pre-season training camp in the Kitzbühel Alps.

"We are impressed by the design of the BVB plane. This team airbus will be an outstanding advertisement for Borussia Dortmund, not only on journeys within Germany's borders but hopefully also on many Champions League away trips," said BVB Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke of the plane, which from now on will transport the team to its away matches in Germany and throughout Europe. The "team airbus" made an excellent impression on the players too. "Wow! It's simply fantastic. There's probably no other club in Europe that has an aeroplane like that decked out in its own colours," said BVB frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

After the plane took off at Dortmund airport, Eurowings Chief Executive Officer Oliver Wagner said: "As the the largest airline in North Rhine-Westphalia, we are delighted about our cooperation with BVB. It is not only our homeland that we have in common, but also our passion and enthusiasm. Borussia Dortmund fascinates people and brings them together, as does Eurowings."