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November 21, 2016BusinessWings is still active [status change]
November 21, 2016DRF - Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht is an air rescue carrier [added]
November 20, 2016Air-Taxi Europe is a passenger charter carrier based at Braunschweig (BWE) [added]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

7Wings Airlines   

(2006)Began?

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ACM Air Charter   

2012* - dateActive

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ADAC Luftrettung   

1970* - dateActive

^ Comments : ADAC Luftrettung offers medical rescue services

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Adriafly   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : Adriafly is offering charter flights from Switzerland and Germany to Kosovo and Macedonia

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Advance Air   

2012 - dateActive

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Aero Flight   

2004 - 2005Inactive

^ Comments : Aero Lloyd was formed on 20Dec1980 & started operations with 3 Caravelle aircraft as an air charter airline. Frankfurt based carrier that operated scheduled services between 1988 and 1992 before reverting to passenger charters. Ceased operations in 2003 but and restarted as Aero Flight in 2004. Aero Flight ceased operations on 31Oct2005

^ Genealogy : Aero Lloyd >Aero Flight +>XL Airways (Germany)

Aero Lloyd   

1981 - 2003Inactive

^ Comments : Aero Lloyd was formed on 20Dec1980 & started operations with 3 Caravelle aircraft as an air charter airline. Frankfurt based carrier that operated scheduled services between 1988 and 1992 before reverting to passenger charters. Ceased operations in 2003 but and restarted as Aero Flight in 2004. Aero Flight ceased operations on 31Oct2005

^ Genealogy : Aero Lloyd >Aero Flight +>XL Airways (Germany)

Aero-Dienst (AeroDienst)   

1958 - dateActive

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Aeroline   

2002* - 2006*Status?

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^ Genealogy : Sylt Air

AeroLogic   

2009 - dateActive

^ Comments : AeroLogic was formed in 2007. DHL Express/Lufthansa Cargo joint venture based in Leipzig

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Aerotec Airways   

1998* - 1999*Status?

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Aerowest   

2002* - 2010*Status?

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Air Alliance Express   

2005 - dateActive

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Air Alp   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Air Cargo Germany   

2009 - 2013Inactive

^ Comments : Air Cargo Germany was founded in Jun2008 & received its AOC on 14Jul2009. Started operations on 27Jul2009 & ceased on 18Apr2013 when AOC suspended by the LBA

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Air City   

**** - ****Status?

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Air Classic   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Air Cosmos   

2008 - 2010*Status?

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Air Evex   

1993* - 2004*Status?

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Air Germanica   

1995* - 1996Inactive

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Air Hamburg   

2005* - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Hamburg was founded in 2005

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Air Independence   

1998* - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Independence was founded in 1998 as a aerospace company in the field of private and business aviation with its headquarters in Munich

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Air Omega   

2001 - 2004Inactive

^ Comments : Air Omega provided freight services within Europe

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Air Omega UK   

(2003)Began?

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Air Service Berlin   

2003* - dateActive

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Air Service Wildgruber   

2003* - 2009*Status?

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Air Traffic (Air-Traffic)   

1999* - 1999*Inactive

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airberlin   

1991 - dateActive

^ Comments : airberlin was formed as a US charter company in Portland, Oregon & started ops on 28Apr1979 as Air Berlin. Established as a German carrier on 16Apr1991

^ Genealogy : Air Berlin >airberlin

AirCab   

**** - ****Status?

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AirGO Flugservice   

2003* - dateActive

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Air-Taxi Europe   

2015* - dateActive

^ Comments : Air-Taxi Europe is a passenger charter carrier based at Braunschweig (BWE)

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Almania Airlines   

(2014)Began?

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Amadeus   

1996 - 2004Inactive

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Antares Air Transport   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Arcus-Air Logistic   

1973 - dateActive

^ Comments : Arcus-Air Logistic is the operating name of Cosmos Air with cargo charters throughout Europe. Formed in 1973

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a-te (Air-taxi Europe)   

2005* - dateActive

^ Comments : a-te (Air-taxi Europe) was formed in 2005

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Atlantic Airlines   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Atlantic Deutsche Luftverkehrs   

1980* - 1981Inactive

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Augsburg Airways   

1996 - 2013Inactive

^ Comments : Augsburg Airways was founded in 1980 as Interot A.S. & operations started on 30Jun1981. Renamed to Interot Airways. Renamed to current name on 01Jan1996 & ceased ops on 26Oct2013

^ Genealogy : Interot Air Service >Interot Airways >Augsburg Airways

Augusta Airways   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Avanti Air (Bedarsflug)   

1994 - dateActive

^ Comments : Avanti Air (Bedarsflug) operations started on 0Jul1994

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Avio Express   

2005* - 2006*Status?

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Azur Air Germany   

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : Azur Air Germany intends to launch operations in mid-2017

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Baden Air   

1998* - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : Cirrus Airlines was a Saarbrucken based operator formed in 1995. Regional services as a Team Lufthansa member. Took over Baden AirR in 2000. Jan2012 suspended operations due to financial reasons

^ Genealogy : Baden Air >>Cirrus Airlines

BerLine (Ber-Line)   

1991 - 1994Inactive

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^ Genealogy : Berline

Berliner Spezialflug   

1992* - 1996*Status?

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BerlinJet   

2002 - 2003Inactive

^ Comments : BerlinJet launched operations from Berlin Templehoff in late 2002 with business low cost services. Ceased operations shortly after start up

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BFS Flugservice   

2006* - 2009*Status?

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BinAir   

1996* - dateActive

^ Comments : BinAir is a Franz Josef Strauss International, Munich based carrier that was formed in 1996

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Blue Wings   

2003 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments : Blue Wings ceased operations on 13Jan2010

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Bluetail Professional   

(2005)Began?

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BN Rent-a-Plane   

1984* - 1984Renamed

^ Comments : Sudavia was formed as BN Rent-a-Plane in 1984. Ceased operations in Mar1990

^ Genealogy : BN Rent-a-Plane >SudAvia

Bonair Business Charter   

2002* - 2003*Status?

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Bremenfly   

2009 - 2010Inactive

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Britannia Airways (Germany)   

1997 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments : Britannia Airways (Germany) was established by Britannia Airways, it began holiday charter flights out of Germany on 03Nov1997. Ceased operations in Mar2001

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BusinessWings   

2002* - dateActive

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CARA Express Aviation   

1996* - 1996*Inactive

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Cargo Charter Airways   

(1972*)Began?

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cem   

2001 - dateActive

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Central Air   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Cimber Air   

1998* - 2003*Status?

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Cimber Air Service Deutschland   

1955 - 1992Inactive

^ Comments : Cimber Air Service Deutschland operated scheduled feeder services between Flensburg and Hamburg, and is an associate company of Cimber Air Denmark

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Circle Air Freight   

**** - ****Status?

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Cirrus Airlines   

1995 - 2012Inactive

^ Comments : Cirrus Airlines was a Saarbrucken based operator formed in 1995. Regional services as a Team Lufthansa member. Took over Baden AirR in 2000. Jan2012 suspended operations due to financial reasons

^ Genealogy : Baden Air >>Cirrus Airlines

Cirrus Aviation   

2001 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments : DaimlerChrysler Aviation and Cirrus Aviation merged in 2007 to form DC Aviation

^ Genealogy : DaimlerChrysler Aviation + Cirrus Aviation =>DC Aviation

City Quickies   

2005 - 2006*Status?

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City-Air   

1971 - 2004Inactive

^ Comments : City-Air was founded in 1971. Regional passenger services. Ceased operations

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Classic Wings   

1990* - dateActive

^ Comments : Classic Wings was founded in 1990

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Conair Deutschland   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Condor   

2004 - dateActive

^ Comments : Condor Flugdienst was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdienst. Scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel.

^ Genealogy : Deutsche Flugdienst + Condor Luftfreederei =>Condor Flugdienst

Condor Berlin   

1998 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : Condor Berlin was renamed to Thomas Cook - powered by Condor on 30Apr2003

^ Genealogy : Condor Berlin >Thomas Cook - powered by Condor >Condor Flugdienst

Condor Flugdienst   

1961 - 2003Renamed

^ Comments : Condor Flugdienst was founded on 21Dec1955 by a merger of Deutsche Flugdienst & Condor Luftfreederei

^ Genealogy : Deutsche Flugdienst + Condor Luftfreederei =>Condor Flugdienst

Condor Sudflug   

1992* - 1992Renamed

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^ Genealogy : >Condor Flugdienst

Contact Air   

1974 - 2012Renamed

^ Comments : Contact Air operations started in 1974 & ceased in Sep2012 after being taken over by OLT Express Germany

^ Genealogy : Contact Air +>OLT Express Germany

Contact Air Interregional   

2012* - dateActive

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Conti-Flug   

1992* - 1994Inactive

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Continentale Deutsche Luftreederei   

1958* - 1962Inactive

^ Comments : Continentale Deutsche Luftreederei was formed in 1958 & closed in 1962

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Cosmos Air   

1997 - 1999Status?

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CSO City Fly   

2011 - 2012Inactive

^ Comments : CSO City Fly was a subsidiary of Magdeburg/Cochstedt airport which decided to take matters into own hands and launch a weekdaily Magdeburg/Cochstedt-Munich service itself under the CSO City Fly brand. It introduced the new service on 01Dec2011 using a Metroliner 23 of Binair

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DaimlerChrysler Aviation   

1999 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments : DaimlerChrysler Aviation and Cirrus Aviation merged in 2007 to form DC Aviation

^ Genealogy : DaimlerChrysler Aviation + Cirrus Aviation =>DC Aviation

Danzig Air Transport Company   

(1921*)Began?

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Dauair (Dau Air)   

2005 - 2006Inactive

^ Comments : DauAir ceased operations on 16Aug2006

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dba   

2002 - 2008Renamed

^ Comments : dba was established in Mar1992, when British Airways (BA) acquired a 49% stake in Delta Air. Started operations in Jun1992 as Deutsche BA. Ceased operations on 30Nov2008 & merged into airberlin

^ Genealogy : Delta Air Regionalflugverkehr >Deutsche BA >dba >>airberlin

DC Aviation   

2007 - dateActive

^ Comments : DaimlerChrysler Aviation and Cirrus Aviation merged in 2007 to form DC Aviation

^ Genealogy : DaimlerChrysler Aviation + Cirrus Aviation =>DC Aviation

DELAG (Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft)   

1909* - 1935Renamed

^ Comments : DELAG was founded on 16Nov1909. Inaugurated the first regular passenger-carrying airship service on 22Jun1910. Merged into Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei (DZR) on 21Mar1935

^ Genealogy : DELAG (Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft) >Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei

Delta Air Regionalflugverkehr   

1978* - 1992Renamed

^ Comments : dba was established in Mar1992, when British Airways (BA) acquired a 49% stake in Delta Air. Started operations in Jun1992 as Deutsche BA. Ceased operations on 30Nov2008

^ Genealogy : Delta Air Regionalflugverkehr >Deutsche BA >dba >>airberlin

Denim Airways   

2003 - 2006Inactive

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Deutraluft   

1931* - 1937*Status?

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Deutsche BA   

1992 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : dba was established in Mar1992, when British Airways (BA) acquired a 49% stake in Delta Air. Started operations in Jun1992 as Deutsche BA. Ceased operations on 30Nov2008

^ Genealogy : Delta Air Regionalflugverkehr >Deutsche BA >dba >>airberlin

Deutsche Luft Hansa   

1926 - 1945Renamed

^ Comments : Deutsche Luft Hansa was founded on 06Jan1926 in Berlin. The last scheduled flight, - from Berlin to Munich took place on 21Apr1945 [LUFTHANSA was originally founded in Berlin in 1926 as a consolidated German airline by the merger of DEUTSCHE AERO-LLOYD and JUNKERS LUFTVERKEHR. Acquired AUSTRIAN AIRLINES as a result of the German annexation of Austria in 1939. Went into liquidation as a result of WWII in 1945. In1953, LUFTAG was founded in Colgne and renamed to LUFTHANSA in 1954. This new German airline began operations in 1955].

^ Genealogy : Deutscher Aero Llyod + Junkers Luftverkehr =>Deutsche Luft Hansa >Lufthansa

Deutsche Luftransport   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR)  updated

1919 - 1923Renamed

^ Comments : Deutsche Luft-Reederei was established on 17Dec1917 & started operating Berlin to Weimar using converted L.V.G. biplanes on mail runs on 05Feb1919. Ceased operations on 06Feb1923 & renamed to Deutscher Aero-Lloyd

^ Genealogy : Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR) >Deutscher Aero-Lloyd + Junkers Luftverkehr >Lufthansa

Deutsche Verkehrsflug   

1927* - 1931*Status?

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Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei (DZR)   

1935 - 1937Inactive

^ Comments : DELAG was founded on 16Nov1909. Inaugurated the first regular passenger-carrying airship service on 22Jun1910. Merged into Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei (DZR) on 21Mar1935

^ Genealogy : DELAG (Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft) >Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei

Deutscher Aero-Lloyd   

1923 - 1926Renamed

^ Comments : Lufthansa was founded on 06Jan1926 in Berlin, following a merger between Deutsche Aero Lloyd (formed on 06Feb1923) & Junkers Luftverkehr (formed on 13Aug1923) [LUFTHANSA was originally founded in Berlin in 1926 as a consolidated German airline by the merger of DEUTSCHER AERO-LLOYD and JUNKERS LUFTVERKEHR. Acquired AUSTRIAN AIRLINES as a result of the German annexation of Austria in 1939. Went into liquidation as a result of WWII in 1945. In1953, LUFTAG was founded in Colgne and renamed to LUFTHANSA in 1954. This new German airline began operations in 1955]

^ Genealogy : Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR) >Deutscher Aero-Lloyd + Junkers Luftverkehr >Lufthansa

DEVAG (Deutsche Verkehrsflug)   

1931 - 1934Inactive

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DHL Germany   

2002* - 2004*Status?

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Direct Air (DirectAir)   

1998* - 1998*Status?

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DRF - Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht   

2015* - dateActive

^ Comments : DRF - Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht is an air rescue carrier

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Eastwest Airlines   

1994* - 1995Inactive

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EAT Leipzig (European Air Transport Leipzig)   

2010 - dateActive

^ Comments : EAT (European Air Transport) was founded in 1971. Through a merger agreement dated 10Feb2010, European Air Transport, Brussels was dissolved, and it's assets incorporated by the European Air Transport Leipzig and merged with it in late Mar2010. EAT Leipzig was awarded its air operator’s certificate on 31Mar2010

^ Genealogy : European Air Transport (Belgium) +>EAT Leipzig

ECCS Air Cargo Service   

2002* - 2003*Status?

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Elbe Air   

2002* - 2003*Status?

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Elytra Charter   

2008* - dateActive

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Euro City Line   

1995* - 1998Inactive

^ Comments : Euro City Line was founded in 1988 as Panorama Flugdienst

^ Genealogy : Panorama Flugdienst >Euro City Line

Euro Continental Airways   

1997 - 1997Inactive

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Euro-Hopper Bavaria   

2003 - 2003Renamed

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^ Genealogy : >Denim Air

Europa-Union   

(1926*)Began?

^ Comments : Europa-Union was formed in 1925 from the merger of two groups of companies affiliated with Junkers, Trans-Europa-Union + Nord-Europa-Union (formerly Ost-Europa-Union), both created in 1923

^ Genealogy : Nord-Europa-Union + Trans-Europa-Union =>Europa-Union

European Air Express (EAE)   

1999 - 2007Inactive

^ Comments : European Air Express ceased operations on 30Sep2007

^ Genealogy : Filder Air Services >>European Air Express

Eurosky   

1996* - 1999*Status?

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Eurowings   

1994 - dateActive

^ Comments : Eurowings was formed by the merger of NFD Luftverkehrs (founded 1975) and RFG Regionalflug (founded 1976) on 01Jan1994

^ Genealogy : NFD Luftverkehrs + RFG Regionalflug =>Eurowings

Eurowings Flug   

1997 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments : Eurowings Flug was started to provide the needs of the original Eurowings, the carrier provided charter services to holiday destinations. Reorganized into Germanwings & Launched services on 27Oct2002

^ Genealogy : Eurowings Flug >Germanwings

Excellent Air International   

2000* - 2007Inactive

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^ Genealogy : Grenzland Air Service >Excellent Air

Executive Transport Luft.   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Express Airlines   

2003 - 2004Inactive

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Express Airways   

1998 - 2000Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Express Airways >Farnair Germany >Express Airways

Express Airways   

2003 - dateActive

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^ Genealogy : Express Airways >Farnair Germany >Express Airways

Express Cargo Charter Service   

1996* - 1996*Inactive

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EXTRA   

1990* - 1990*Inactive

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Farnair Germany   

2000 - 2002Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Express Airways >Farnair Germany >Express Airways

FFD (Flugdienst Friedrichshafen)   

1993* - 1998*Status?

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Field Aviation   

1990 - 1991Inactive

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^ Genealogy : Field Aviation

Fields   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Filder Air Service   

1999* - 2000Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Filder Air Services >>European Air Express

Fliegerhorst Nordmark   

1928* - 1930*Status?

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FLM Aviation   

1999* - 2012Inactive

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FLN - Die Inselflieger   

2014* - dateActive

^ Comments : FLN - Die Inselflieger is the new name for the merger of LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle into FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich (started on 30Jun1969) with effect from 01Nov2014

^ Genealogy : FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich + LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle =>FLN - Die Inselflieger

FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich   

1969 - 2014Renamed

^ Comments : FLN - Die Inselflieger is the new name for the merger of LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle into FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich (started on 30Jun1969) with effect from 01Nov2014

^ Genealogy : FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich + LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle =>FLN - Die Inselflieger

Flugdienst Fehlhaber   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Fly Accurate   

(2011)Began?

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FlyFTI   

1999 - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : FTI Airline was founded in 1998 and started operations under the brand name flyFTI in Apr1999. Ceased flight operations on 30Nov2001

^ Genealogy : FlyFTI >FTI Airline

Flynext   

2011 - 2012Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Flynext >Germania Express

flytouropa   

2012 - dateActive

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Freisenflug   

1963 - 2001Renamed

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^ Genealogy : >Sylt Air

FreshLine (Fresh Line)   

(2007)Began?

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FTG Air Service (Air Service Flugcharter)   

1985 - 1990Renamed

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^ Genealogy : >Field Aviation

FTI Airline   

2000 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments : FTI Airline was founded in 1998 and started operations under the brand name flyFTI in Apr1999. Ceased flight operations on 30Nov2001

^ Genealogy : FlyFTI >FTI Airline

Futura Germany   

2007 - 2008*Status?

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German Cargo   

1998* - 1999*Status?

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German European Airlines   

1994 - 1994Inactive

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German Sky Airlines   

2010 - 2012Inactive

^ Comments : German Sky was established as a tour operator by independent Düsseldorf-based tourism group Kayi Group. Started operations on 13Nov2010

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German Western Airlines   

(2003)Began?

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German Wings   

1989* - 1990*Inactive

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Germania   

1986 - dateActive

^ Comments : Germania was established in Apr1997 & operations started on 05Sep1978 as SAT Flug (Special Air Transport). Renamed on 01Jun1986

^ Genealogy : SAT Flug (Special Air Transport) >Germania

Germania Express   

2012 - dateActive

^ Comments : Germania Express brand was revived on 01Jul2012 when Nuremburg based Flynext was rebranded

^ Genealogy : Flynext >Germania Express

Germania Express (Gexx)   

2003* - 2005Renamed

^ Comments : Germania Express merged into dba on 27Mar2005

^ Genealogy : Germania Express (Gexx) >>Deutsche BA >dba >>airberlin

Germanwings   

2002 - dateActive

^ Comments : Eurowings Flug was started to provide the needs of the original Eurowings, the carrier provided charter services to holiday destinations. Reorganized into Germanwings & Launched services on 27Oct2002

^ Genealogy : Eurowings Flug >Germanwings

Grenzland Air Service   

199&* - 1999*Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Grenzland Air Service >Excellent Air

GTA (German Touristic Airways)   

1994* - 1994*Inactive

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Hahn Air   

2000 - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : Hahn Air was originally known as SAL airlines and first began operations in 1994. Renamed in 2000. After a brief name change to Südwestflug in 2002, the airline switched back to the Hahn Air nam

^ Genealogy : SAL Airlines >Hahn Air >SudwestFlug >Hahn Air

Hahn Air   

2002 - dateActive

^ Comments : Hahn Air was originally known as SAL Airlines and first began operations in 1994

^ Genealogy : SAL Airlines >Hahn Air >SudwestFlug >Hahn Air

Hamburg Airlines   

1973* - 1997Inactive

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Hamburg Airways   

2011 - 2014Inactive

^ Comments : Hamburg Airways was founded in Dec2010 & its last flight was operated from Moscow to Hanover before it's AOC was suspended on 19Dec2014

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Hamburg International   

1999 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments : Hamburg International shuts down all operations and files for bankruptcy protection on 19Oct2010. Strangely enough it was named as the offical carrier of Kosovo in 2003

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Hamburg Luftreederei   

(1958*)Began?

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Hansa Flugdienst   

1938* - 1939*Status?

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Hanse Express   

(1995*)Began?

^ Comments : Hamburg Airlines had its origins in Hadag Air, founded in 1974 as an offspring of General Air. After a short spell as Holiday Express, Hadag Air became Hanse Express in 1986

^ Genealogy : Hadag General Air Seebaderflug >Hadag Air >Holiday Express >Hanse Express

Hanseflug   

2003* - dateActive

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Hapagfly   

2005 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : Hapag-Lloyd was established in Jul1972 & the first flight was on 30Mar1973. Renamed to Hapagfly in Nov2005 In Jan2007, it was merged into TUIfly with Hapag-Lloyd Express

^ Genealogy : SudwestFlug >Germanair + Bavaria Flug =>Bavaria-Germanair >>Hapag-Lloyd >Hapagfly + Hapag-Lloyd Express.=>TUIfly

Hapag-Lloyd   

1973 - 2005Renamed

^ Comments : Hapag-Lloyd was established in Jul1972 & the first flight was on 30Mar1973. Renamed to Hapagfly in Nov2005 In Jan2007, it was merged into TUIfly with Hapag-Lloyd Express

^ Genealogy : SudwestFlug >Germanair + Bavaria Flug =>Bavaria-Germanair >>Hapag-Lloyd >Hapagfly + Hapag-Lloyd Express.=>TUIfly

Hapag-Lloyd Express   

2002 - 2007Renamed

^ Comments : Hapag-Lloyd Express was formed in 2002. In Jan2007, it was merged into TUIfly with Hapagfly

^ Genealogy : SudwestFlug >Germanair + Bavaria Flug =>Bavaria-Germanair >>Hapag-Lloyd >Hapagfly + Hapag-Lloyd Express.=>TUIfly

Helgoland Air   

1993^ - 2004*Inactive

^ Comments : Helgoland Air was formed in 1993 as alLocal operator out of Hamburg Airport. Ceased operations

^ Genealogy :  

IL-18 Air Cargo   

1990* - 1991Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Berline

Interot Air Service   

1981 - 1996Renamed

^ Comments : Augsburg Airways was founded 1980 as Interot A.S. & operations started 30Jun1981. Renamed to Interot Airways. Renamed to current name on 01Jan1996 & ceased ops on 26Oct2013

^ Genealogy : Interot Air Service >Interot Airways >Augsburg Airways

Interot Airways   

1988* - 1996Renamed

^ Comments : Augsburg Airways was founded 1980 as Interot A.S. & operations started 30Jun1981. Renamed to Interot Airways. Renamed to current name on 01Jan1996 & ceased ops on 26Oct2013

^ Genealogy : Interot Air Service >Interot Airways >Augsburg Airways

Jetconnection Businessflight   

1998* - 1998*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

JETisfaction   

2010 - 2011Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Junkers Luftverkehr   

1923 - 1926Renamed

^ Comments : Deutsche Luft Hansa was founded on 06Jan1926 in Berlin, following a merger between Deutsche Aero Lloyd (formed on 06Feb1923) & Junkers Luftverkehr (formed on 13Aug1923) [LUFTHANSA was originally founded in Berlin in 1926 as a consolidated German airline by the merger of DEUTSCHE AERO-LLOYD and JUNKERS LUFTVERKEHR. Acquired AUSTRIAN AIRLINES as a result of the German annexation of Austria in 1939. Went into liquidation as a result of WWII in 1945. In1953, LUFTAG was founded in Colgne and renamed to LUFTHANSA in 1954. This new German airline began operations in 1955].

^ Genealogy : Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR) >Deutscher Aero Llyod + Junkers Luftverkehr =>Deutsche Luft Hansa >Lufthansa

K5 Aviation (K5-Aviation)   

2010* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle   

1983* - 2014Renamed

^ Comments : FLN - Die Inselflieger is the new name for the merger of LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle into FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich (started on 30Jun1969) with effect from 01Nov2014

^ Genealogy : FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich + LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle =>FLN - Die Inselflieger

LFH (Luftverkehr Friesland Harle)   

1983 - dateActive

^ Comments : FLN - Die Inselflieger is the new name for the merger of LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle into FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich (started on 30Jun1969) with effect from 01Nov2014

^ Genealogy : FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr Norddeich + LFH - Luftverkehr Friesland Harle =>FLN - Die Inselflieger

LGW (Luftfahrtgesellschart Walter)   

1980 - dateActive

^ Comments : LGW (Luftfahrtgesellschart Walter) operations started on 30Jun1980 out of Dortmund

^ Genealogy :  

LowFare Jet   

(2003)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LTU International Airways   

1956 - 2011Renamed

^ Comments : Lufttransport-Union was founded on 20Feb1955 & started ops on 15Mar1955. Renamed to LTU International Airways & cmmenced ops on 02Mar1956. merged into airberlin on 01Apr2011

^ Genealogy : Lufttransport-Union >LTU International Airways >>airberlin

LTU Sud International Airways   

1988 - 1997Renamed

^ Comments : LTU Sud was known as LTS (Lufttransport Sud) until 1988. The airline was founded by LTU International Airways in 1984 and merged into the parent airline in 1997

^ Genealogy : LTS (Lufttransport Sud) >LTU Sud International Airways >>LTU International Airways >>airberlin

Lübeck Airways   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LuebeckAir   

(2013*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lufthansa   

1955 - dateActive

^ Comments : Lufthansa was recreated on 06Jan1953 as Aktiengesellschaft für Luftverkehrsbedarf (Luftag) and was renamed Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft on 06Aug1954. First flight was on 01Apr1955 [LUFTHANSA was originally founded in Berlin in 1926 as a consolidated German airline by the merger of DEUTSCHE AERO-LLOYD and JUNKERS LUFTVERKEHR. Acquired AUSTRIAN AIRLINES as a result of the German annexation of Austria in 1939. Went into liquidation as a result of WWII in 1945. In1953, LUFTAG was founded in Colgne and renamed to LUFTHANSA in 1954. This new German airline began operations in 1955].

^ Genealogy : Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR) >Deutscher Aero Llyod + Junkers Luftverkehr =>Deutsche Luft Hansa >Lufthansa

Lufthansa Cargo   

1992 - dateActive

^ Comments : Lufthansa became first airline in the world to divide it's passenger and cargo services forming German Cargo in 1977. It was renamed to Lufthansa Cargo in 1992

^ Genealogy : German Cargo >Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa CityLine   

1992 - dateActive

^ Comments : Lufthansa CityLine was formed as OLT in 1958 first flew on17Jun1959, became OLT (Ostfriesische Luftransport) in 1970 and to DLT on 01Oct1974. Renamed to current name in 1992

^ Genealogy : OLT Ostfriesische Lufttaxi >OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport) >DLT >Lufthansa CityLine

Lufthansa Express   

1993* - 1993*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Luft-Lloyd   

1964 - 1965*Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Luftschiffbau Zeppelin   

1933* - 1934*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Lufttaxi Flug   

2002* - 2002*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Meravo Luftreederei Fluggesellschaft   

1963* - 1963*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MHS Aviation   

2012* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Modern Air   

(2000)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MTM Aviation   

1998* - 1999*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

My WINGS   

(2012*)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NAS (Nora Air Services)   

Early 1970sInactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Naske Air   

1989* - 2001Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Naske Air

Nightexpress (Night Express)   

1984 - dateActive

^ Comments : Nightexpress operations started on 15Jun1984

^ Genealogy :  

NOBA (Nordbayerischer Verkehrsflug)   

1926 - 1931Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nord-Europa-Union   

1923 - 1925Renamed

^ Comments : Europa-Union was formed in 1925 from the merger of two groups of companies affiliated with Junkers, Trans-Europa-Union + Nord-Europa-Union (formerly Ost-Europa-Union), both created in 1923

^ Genealogy : Ost-Europa-Union >Nord-Europa-Union + Trans-Europa-Union =>Europa-Union

Northern Air Charter   

1991 - 2004Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

OCA International   

2007 - 2008*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

OFD (Ostfriesischer-Flugdienst)   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : OFD was founded by Martin Dekker and Jan Janssen on 01Nov1958 as OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport). Scheduled services sold & renamed in 2011 to OFD

^ Genealogy : OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport) >OFD

OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport)   

1958* - 2011Renamed

^ Comments : OFD was founded by Martin Dekker & Jan Janssen on 01Nov1958 as OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport). Scheduled services sold & renamed in 2011 to OFD

^ Genealogy : OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport) >OFD

OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport)   

1991 - 2011Renamed

^ Comments : Lufthansa CityLine was formed as OLT on 01Nov1958. First flew on17Jun1959, became OLT (Ostfriesische Luftransport) in 1970 and to DLT on 01Oct1974

^ Genealogy : OLT Ostfriesische Luftaxi >OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport) >OFD >Lufthansa CityLine

OLT Express Germany   

2011 - 2013Inactive

^ Comments : OLT Express Germany ceased all operations on 27Jan2013. Contact Air merged in in 2012

^ Genealogy : Contact Air +>OLT Express Germany

Omega Air   

2004* - 2004*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ost-Europa-Union   

1923* - 1923*Renamed

^ Comments : Ost-Europa-Union was formed on 22Oct1923 from the merger of two groups of companies affiliated with Junkers, Trans-Europa-Union + Nord-Europa-Union (formerly Ost-Europa-Union), both created in 1923

^ Genealogy : Ost-Europa-Union >Nord-Europa-Union + Trans-Europa-Union =>Europa-Union

Otte Air (OtteAir)   

2002 - 2002*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pan European   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Panair   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Paninternational   

1970* - 1973Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Peerusair   

1999* - 2005*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pennair   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Primair Executive Charter   

1997* - 2000Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

PrivatAir Germany   

2003 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Private Wings   

1991 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Proair   

2004* - 2004*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

PTL Luftfahrtunternehmen   

2001* - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

PuRen Airlines   

(2015)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Puya Airlines   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RAE (Regional Air Express)   

2004 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RAS Flug (Airlines)   

1990* - 2002Inactive

^ Comments : Rheinland Air Service was a Shorts 360 airline that operated into Dusseldorf Airport. Renamed to RAS Flug

^ Genealogy : Rheinland Air Service >RAS Flug

Ratioflug   

1982* - 1997Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Regio-Air (Regional Air)   

1993* - 2009*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RFG (Regionalflug)   

1976* - 1994Renamed

^ Comments : Eurowings was formed by the merger of NFD Luftverkehrs (founded 1975) and RFG Regionalflug (founded 1976) on 01Jan1994

^ Genealogy : NFD Luftverkehrs + RFG Regionalflug =>Eurowings

Rheinair (RheinJet)   

2008* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Rheinland Air Service   

1990 - 1992*Renamed

^ Comments : Rheinland Air Service was a Shorts 360 airline that operated into Dusseldorf Airport. Renamed to RAS Flug

^ Genealogy : Rheinland Air Service >RAS Flug

Rhein-Neckar Air   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Rhein-Neckar Air commenced operations with flights between Mannheim City Airport and Berlin Tegel Airport on 10Mar2014

^ Genealogy :  

Ricker Air Service   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Roland Air   

1990* - 1995*Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Roland Air >>OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport) >OFD

Rostock Airways   

2013 - 2014ActiveI

^ Comments : Rostock Airways ceased operations in 2014

^ Genealogy :  

Saarland Airlines   

1992* - 1993Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SAL Airlines   

1994 - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : Hahn Air was originally known as SAL Airlines and first began operations in 1994

^ Genealogy : SAL Airlines >Hahn Air >SudwestFlug >Hahn Air

Seefahrt und Transport Interessen   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Senator Atlantic Bridge   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : Senator Atlantic Bridge began its own transatlantic freighter, from Munich (MUC) & Frankfurt (HHN) to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) twice per week on 05Nov2016

^ Genealogy :  

SkyTeam   

1998 - 2002Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SL Express (SL Aviation Services)   

1994 - 1994Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Small Planet Airlines Germany   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : Small Planet Airlines Germany launched operations on 13May2016

^ Genealogy :  

SMINTair   

(2007)Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Star XL German Airlines   

2006 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : Star XL German Airlines became XL Airways Germany on 23Nov2006

^ Genealogy : Star XL >XL Airways (Germany)

Stuttgarter Flugdienst   

1956* - dateActive

^ Comments : Stuttgarter Flugdienst was formed in 1956

^ Genealogy :  

SudAvia   

1984 - 1990Inactive

^ Comments : Sudavia was formed as BN Rent-a-Plane in 1984. Ceased operations in Mar1990

^ Genealogy : BN Rent-a-Plane >SudAvia

Sudflug   

1990 - 1993Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Condor Flugdienst

SudwestFlug (Suedwestflug)   

2000 - 2002Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : SAL Airlines >Hahn Air >SudwestFlug >Hahn Air

SundAir   

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : SundAir is to be an independent, middle-sized air carrier for the European leisure market. Hoping to start in Apr2017

^ Genealogy :  

SunExpress Germany   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : SunExpress Germany was established in 2010 as German subsidiary of Turkish carrier SunExpress. Launched services on 08Jun2011

^ Genealogy :  

Sylt Air   

2001 - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Sylt Air

TAG City-Air   

2000 - 2004Status?

^ Comments : TAG City-Air was founded in 1971 as Teuto Air, an air taxi company. In 1997 they started cargo operations into Luton. Renamed in 2000 & ceased operations on 27Feb2004

^ Genealogy : Teuto Air >TAG City-Air

TAL (Thuringia Airlines)   

1980* - 1999Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : TAL (Thuringia Airlines) >Tex

Teuto Air   

1971 - 2000Renamed

^ Comments : TAG City-Air was founded in 1971 as Teuto Air, an air taxi company. In 1997 they started cargo operations into Luton. Renamed in 2000 & ceased operations on 27Feb2004

^ Genealogy : Teuto Air >TAG City-Air

Tex (Templehof Express Airlines)   

1998 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : TAL (Thuringia Airlines) >Tex

Thomas Cook - powered by Condor   

2003 - 2004Renamed

^ Comments : Thomas Cook - powered by Condor returned to the Condor brand name on 23Jan2004

^ Genealogy : Thomas Cook - powered by Condor >Condor Flugdienst

Top Air   

(****)Unconfirmed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TransAer Cologne   

1998* - 2000Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transavia Dusseldorf   

1957 - 1959Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transavia Flugbetrieb   

**** - ****Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans-Europa-Union   

1923 - 1925Renamed

^ Comments : Europa-Union was formed in 1925 from the merger of two groups of companies affiliated with Junkers, Trans-Europa-Union + Nord-Europa-Union (formerly Ost-Europa-Union), both created in 1923

^ Genealogy : Nord-Europa-Union + Trans-Europa-Union =>Europa-Union

Triple Alpha   

2003* - 2003*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TUIfly   

2006 - dateActive

^ Comments : TUIfly was launced as SudwestFlug in 1965

^ Genealogy : SudwestFlug >Germanair + Bavaria Flug =>Bavaria-Germanair >>Hapag-Lloyd >Hapagfly + Hapag-Lloyd Express.=>TUIfly

Usedomer Flug   

2004 - 2006*Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

WDL Aviation (Westdeutsche Luftwerbung)   

1956 - dateActive

^ Comments : WDL Aviation was formed in 1950 & operations started on 30Jun1956. Scheduled and charter, passenger and freight charter services

^ Genealogy :  

Windrose Air   

2007* - dateActive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Wirtschaftsflug   

1979* - 1983Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

XL Airways Germany   

2006 - 2012Inactive

^ Comments : Star XL German Airlines became XL Airways Germany on 23Nov2006. Suspended services on 14Dec2012

^ Genealogy : Star XL >XL Airways (Germany)

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