XL Airways Germany (Frankfurt) after suspending operations for the winter season on December 14, filed for bankruptcy protection and reorganization in the local district court in Darmstadt, Germany on December 27.
Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf. Wearing the special livery for tour operator ITS.
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
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Boeing 737-8Q8 D-AXLE (msn 30724) across the ramp at Palma de Mallorca.
XL Airways France (Paris) expands its Airbus fleet following the delivery of its first brand new A330-300 from the manufacturer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. The pictured A330-303 F-WWKA (msn 1360) was handed over on November 30 as F-HXLF.
Operated under a leasing agreement with GECAS, the aircraft is powered by GE CF6-80E engines. XL Airways France will fly its new A330-300, configured in a single-class layout with 408 seats, to destinations in the French Caribbean starting in December 2012. Specifically the airline will introduce its first Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the Paris (CDG)-Punta Cana route on December 8, followed by Pointe-a-Pitre on December 15, Fort-de-France on December 17 and Puerto Plata on December 23 per Airline Route.
This brand new aircraft will join the Airbus fleet already operated by XL Airways France, comprising two A330-200s and one A320.
XL Airways (Germany) (Frankfurt) has leased Boeing 737-81Q N732MA (msn 30618) from Miami Air as D-AXLI for the summer season. The airliner was delivered on March 21 in this basic Miami Air livery. It also carries additional Oger sub-titles.
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XL Airways France (XL.com) (Paris-CDG) will start seasonal charter service from CDG to Las Vegas on May 23 and operate through October 3. The new route will be operated with Airbus A330-200s and operate twice-weekly according to Airline Route Updates.