XL Airways Germany goes into hibernation for the winter season

XL Airways Germany (Frankfurt) suspended all operations for the winter season on December 14. The company came to the conclusion there was not enough work to keep the company flying during the slow winter season.

CanJet Airlines (2nd) (Halifax) has leased three of the five Boeing 737-800s for the winter season until May 2013. Hamburg Airways has taken over the remaining winter contracts of XL Airways Germany.

Two Boeing 737-800s have been put into storage at the Cologne/Bonn Airport.

XL Airways Germany was acquired last year by X-Air Aviation, the same U.S. and Swiss holding company that also recently took control of XL Airways France.

Here is the announcement by the company (in German): CLICK HERE

XL Airways Germany logo

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Boeing 737-8Q8 D-AXLE (msn 30724) across the ramp at Palma de Mallorca.

XL Airways Germany: AG Slide Show