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.
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.
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”.