Category Archives: Germania

Germania returns to Berlin Tegel

Germania Fluggesellschaft Boeing 737-75B WL D-AGEN (msn 28100) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 923545.

Germania issued this statement on November 1, 2017:

The aircraft with the green and white livery are once again taking off from Berlin-Tegel Airport (below). After a three year absence, the independent German airline Germania has returned to the airport in north Berlin, holding an inaugural flight to Gran Canaria.

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Germania now offers flights from Tegel in addition to Berlin-Schönefeld, giving Berlin’s inhabitants an even greater choice of flights to sunny destinations. The airline will continue to utlilize its hangar on the south side of the city, ensuring quick aircraft maintenance.

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New routes from Tegel include 6 destinations in Egypt, Israel and Spain. In May, another 7 destinations will be added to the schedule, totally 13. Moreover, the Canary Islands, Faro and Madeira/Funchal in Portugal, will be served, along with Marsa Alam in Egypt. Several Greek islands like Kos, Corfu, Crete and Rhodes, will also be included. In addition, Germania will provide a daily connection from summer 2018 to Palma de Mallorca from Berlin-Tegel.

Top Copyright Photo Germania Fluggesellschaft Boeing 737-75B WL D-AGEN (msn 28100) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 923545. (all others by Germania).

 

 

Germania to grow 400% in Berlin

Germania Fluggesellschaft Airbus A321-211 WL D-ASTW (msn 970) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 938700.

Germania is growing its presence in the German capital due to the collapse of Airberlin. The airline issued this statement:

On Friday morning a Germania flight took off from Berlin-Schönefeld headed for Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt with 201 passengers on board. With a second aircraft now based at Schönefeld, Germania is flying this route, among others, once a week during the winter season, thereby reviving a service between the German capital and the Red Sea beach resort that has not been available for four and a half years.

Additional new features in Germania’s winter flight schedule from SXF include Hurghada, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. The service to Hurghada is being increased from once a week to three times per week. Travellers can now also escape the cold winter temperatures by flying to the Canary Islands Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. As in the last winter season, there will also be flights to Tenerife and Paphos in Cyprus. Among the scheduled routes to the Middle East, Germania will continue operating several weekly flights to Teheran and Beirut this winter, thereby establishing itself as a firm partner for intercultural flights.

The airline with the green and white livery is committed to a policy for growth at this base, which also covers Berlin-Tegel airport. From 1 November 2017 Germania will be basing an aircraft there, offering flights to the Canary islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife, in conjunction with tour operators. The plan is to further increase the fleet in May 2018, when Germania will be operating two additional aircraft from Berlin-Tegel.

“Germania will achieve 400% growth in Berlin,” commented Clauspeter Schwarz, Germania’s Chief Operating Officer, on Friday, when the first of the new flights took off. “This is our response to market changes and a greater presence in the capital.”

Copyright Photo: Germania Fluggesellschaft Airbus A321-211 WL D-ASTW (msn 970) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 938700.

Germania Flug (Switzerland) takes delivery of its first Airbus A321

Germania Flug AG (Holiday Jet) (Switzerland) (Zurich) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321. The pictured Airbus A321-211 HB-JOI (msn 5843, ex D-ASTD) was delivered on October 21 from the German parent Germania (Berlin-Schonefeld). The new type went into service yesterday (October 25) from Zurich and Geneva to Pristina, Kosovo and Skopje for tour operator Air Prishtina according to ch-aviation.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-211 HB-JOI prepares for takeoff at Zurich with the new Swiss registration and flag.

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Holiday Jet takes delivery of its first aircraft

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Holiday Jet (Zurich) yesterday (February 25) took delivery of its first aircraft. The pictured 150-seat Airbus A319-111 D-AHIL (msn 3589) arrived at the Zurich base and will become HB-JOH. The aircraft will be operated by Germania.

The airline is planning to operate its first charter flight, from Zurich to Antalya and Hurghada, starting on March 26. Flights to Zypern will start on March 28 and operations to Djerba and Sharm el-Sheikh will commence on March 30 followed by Crete  and Rhodes on May 3. Santorini will come on board on May 22. Finally Korfu, Mykonos, Kos and Zakynthos will be added on June 2.

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As previously reported,  the airline is a new joint venture of Germania (Berlin) and tour operator Hotelplan. In August 2014 Germania established a Swiss affiliate airline based in Zurich. In September 2014, Germania and Hotelplan joined forces to start operations with two 150-seat Airbus A319s starting in March 2015. The new airline applied for its own Swiss Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in September 2014.

Copyright Photo: Mark Van Wissen.

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Germania launches two routes to Tehran, Iran

Germania Fluggssellschaft (Berlin) on Friday night (February 20), launched a new route from Düsseldorf to Tehran. Yesterday (February 22), the airline launched its first flight from Berlin (Schönefeld) in the capital city of Iran.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Ex-Airberlin Boeing 737-76J D-ABLB (msn 36115) lands at EuroAirport near Basel.

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Holiday Jet plans to start operations on March 26

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Holiday Jet (Zurich) is the name of the new joint venture of Germania (Berlin) and tour operator Hotelplan. In August 2014 Germania established a Swiss affiliate airline based in Zurich. In September 2014, Germania and Hotelplan joined forces to start operations with two 150-seat Airbus A319s starting in March 2015. The new airline applied for its own Swiss Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in September 2014.

Operations are scheduled to start on March 26.

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According to the published schedules on their website, Germania will operate the Airbus A319s for HolidayJet from Zurich to Antalya (staring on March 26), Corfu (June 2), Crete (May 3), Dalaman (May 22), Djerba (March 30), Hurghada (March 26), Kos (May 9), Mykonos (May 22), Rhodes (May 3), Santorini (May 22), Sharm el-Sheikh (March 30), Zakinthos (June 2), Zypern (March 28).

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Images: HolidayJet. The image of the A319. At least one A319 will be painted in HolidayJet colors. Below: Flight attendants of Germania.

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Germania announces details for its three new routes to Iran

Germania Fluggesellschaft (Berlin) will start the twice-weekly Dusseldorf – Tehran route on February 20, 2015. In addition, the carrier will launch the twice-weekly Berlin (Schoenefeld) – Tehran route on February 22, 2015. Finally the German airline will commence the weekly Hamburg – Mashad route on February 25, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-75B D-AGEN (msn 28100) taxies at Palma de Mallorca.

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Germania to create a Swiss subsidiary to fly for Hotelplan

Germania Fluggesellschaft (Berlin) will create a new Swiss subsidiary to be based in Zurich. Operations will commence in March 2015 with one Airbus A319 for tour operator Hotelplan according to Aero.de.  The new unnamed subsidiary is currently going through the AOC process as a Swiss airline.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 D-ASTZ (msn 3019) departs from the lunar landscape of Tenerife Sur in the the Canary Islands.

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Germania has a different way of promoting newcomer Kassel Airport

Germania Fluggesellschaft (Berlin) is taking a different approach to advertising a new airport. The pictured Airbus A319-111 registered as D-AHIL (msn 3589) is promoting the Kassel Calden Airport

Kassel Airport is a small international airport served by Germania. According to Wikipedia, Kassel Calden Airport (German Flughafen Kassel-Calden) (IATA: KSF, ICAO: EDVK) serving the German city of Kassel in the state of Hesse. KSF is located 1.9 km (1.2 miles) west of Calden, 16.7 km (10.4 miles) northwest of Kassel and is mainly used for business and general aviation.

A completely new regional airport was built next to the old airport to accommodate scheduled carriers as well as the business and general aviation from the old airport. The new airport was officially opened on April 4, 2013 with the arrival of a Germania flight from Frankfurt.

Germania announced that flights to Palma de Mallorca will resume for the 2014 summer season.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. No, the Airbus A319 does not have two left rear exit doors and it is not open in flight! The inscription by the fake open door says “See You in Kassel – Kassel Airport”.

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Fly Olympic starts operations in Sweden

Fly Olympic (Sweden) (Small Planet) A320-200 LY-SPC (13)(Tko) ARN (Fly Olympic)(LR)

Fly Olympic (FlyOlympic.se) (Stockholm-Arlanda) is a new Swedish airline and also an affiliate of AeroPacific AB. The company has leased and painted an Airbus A320-231 LY-SPC (msn 415) from Small Planet Airlines. According to its website, the new airline is operating from Stockholm to Asmara, Baghdad, Erbil, London (Gatwick) Mogadishu, Mykonos, Sulaymaniyah and Thira (Santorini). Flights are also operated from Gothenburg.

According to the company, Fly Olympic also teamed up with Germania to launch operations on November 25, 2013 to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah.

Copyright Photo: Fly Olympic.

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