Category Archives: German Airways

German Airways parks its Bombardier Q400 fleet, the end?

"Mannschaftstransporter" for the German football team "1. FC Union Berlin"

German Airways’ fleet of 16 ex-LGW Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s) is grounded. The fleet was due to be replaced with new Embraer 190s.

The Q400s were previously operated for Eurowings. 15 of the fleet have been flown to Bratislava for storage, reportedly returning to the lessor.

Only D-ABQK, which exited the Eurowings lease on November 20, 2019, is still in Saarbrücken preparing for the final phase out. Is this the early end of the Q400 era at the airline?

The airline also operates five Embraer 190s.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (LGW) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) D-ABQA (msn 4223) (1. FC Union Berlin) NUE (Gunter Mayer). Image: 949752.

Eurowings-LGW aircraft slide show:

 

New proposed Swiss airline FlyBair seeks crowdfunding capital

FlyBair (stylized as flyBAIR) is a new proposed Swiss airline based in Bern. The upstart is seeking capital to start operations through a crowdsourcing effort.

If successful in funding, the new carrier is targeting May 2020 for the start of operations.

FlyBair will be a virtual airline, marketing flights under their brand. Aircraft would be operated by and leased from German Airways (formerly WDL Aviation and LGW).

FlyBair is proposing to fly from Bern to these holiday markets:

LGW and WDL Aviation to operate under the German Airways brand

Delivered on March 13, 2019

Zeitfracht Group has announced its two airlines, Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) and WDL Aviation, will operate under the German Airways brand. However the two airlines will keep their separate AOCs.

LGW operates for Eurowings.

WDL Aviation was acquired by the Berlin logistics company Zeitfracht on October 1, 2017 and operates charter and wet lease services.

Top Copyright Photo: WDL Aviation Embraer ERJ 190-100LR D-ACJJ (msn 19000114) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 947368.

WDL Aviation aircraft slide show: