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Updates  

12 Jun 2018

WDL Aviation [updated] was initially formed as WDL Flugdienst [added] in 1974 as a subsidiary of Westdeutsche Luftwerbung

30 May 2018

Deutscher Helicopter Dienst Rietdorf operated a variety of helicopter charter services, including crop-spraying. Based in Kretz [added]

13 Apr 2018

Interregional was formed in Oct1967 as a subsidiary of LT (Lufttransport Unternehem) to operate scheduled domestic services [added]

AdC (Air de Cologne)  last update: 06May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987* - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AdC (Air de Cologne) >>TNT
Comments : SAS launched the Air de Cologne (AdC) concept, and one of Fred. Olsen's aircraft were painted in the black livery. AdC was sold to TNT
Aircraft : Lockheed L-188 Electra

Aero Transport Flugbetriebsgesellschaft  added: 25Jan2018 + last update: 22Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958* - 1963*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero Transport Flugbetriebsgesellschaft was formed early in 1958 in association with the West German charter company LTU, charter flights were initially carried out with Vickers Vikings and one Dove on holiday destinations in Europe. In Jun1961, an ex TWA 049 was bought and this joined the Vikings on IT and general passenger charter work, particularly from Vienna to the Mediterranean resorts. In 1962, a 749 Constellation was purchased, and a further 749 Freighter in May1963. World-wide passenger and freight charters were flown by the aircraft, and the Connies were the first aircraft to show flag in New York, and Tokyo in Jul1961. The former owner of Falcon Airways, Marian Kozubski acted as Constellation chief pilot until troubles began when one of their Connies was grounded at Djibouti in Nov1963 after already being used for gun-running. Subsequently, OE-IFA was impounded at Vienna early in 1964
Aircraft : Lockeheed 749 Constellation | Vickers Viking

Aero-Lloyd Flugreisen Luftverkehrs  added: 04Feb2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1981 - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero-Lloyd Flugreisen Luftverkehrs was formed on 05Dec1980. Operations began in Mar1981 and scheduled services were introduced on 31Oct1988. Itoperated passenger charter flights from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Hannover, Nurnberg, and Stuttgart to Mediterranean and Canary Island holiday resorts and to the Middle East. The company operated scheduled domestic services from Frankfurt to Hamburg and Munich, and from Hamburg to Dusseldorf. A Munich-London (Gatwick) service was inaugurated on 01Dec1989
Aircraft : DC-9-30 | Caravelle 10R | MD-83 | MD-87

Aerotour   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1956 - 1958
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Bremen   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1990
Airline Code : HR : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Bremen was a Bremen based regional airline that went into receivership and ceased operating. Saab 340 operator
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Commerz   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970 - 1973
Airline Code : DX : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Lloyd  last update: 21Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1961* - 1964
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deutsche Nahluftverkehr and Gummersbach and Deutsche Taxiflug =>Air Lloyd
Comments : Air Lloyd was formed in Dec1961 by the merger of two German taxi and charter operators, Deutsche Nahluftverkehr of Gummersbach and Deutsche Taxiflug of Mannheim. The company carried out taxi, pleasure-flying, sight-seeing and survey flying as well as flights to northern German holiday resorts
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alfa Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1970s)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

All-Air (Allegemeine Luftransport)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965* - 1966
Airline Code : DZ : ---
Genealogy : >Transport Flug
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aquair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlantis Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968 - 1972
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Atlantis Airways
Comments : Atlantis Airways was formed as Nordseeflug Sylter Lufttransport. Charter airline flying long-haul holiday charters using DC8-63 aircraft. Eventually ceased operatining.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviaction   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969 - 1973
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviation Hanseatiche Lufteederei   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1970s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bavaria Flug   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1957 - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SudwestFlug >Germanair + Bavaria Flug =>Bavaria-Germanair >>Hapag-Lloyd >Hapagfly + Hapag-Lloyd Express.=>TUIfly
Comments : Munich based holiday charter company [BAVARIA-GERMANAIR began in 1965 as SUDWESTFLUG to operate inclusive-tour charter flights from Frankfurt to Mediterranian destinations using a single DC6. Renamed to GERMANAIR in 1968. Merged with BAVARIA FLUG, it's main competitor, in 1977 and was known as BAVARIA-GERMANAIR. Merged with HAPAG-LLOYD in 1979] [TUIfly was renamed from merger of HAPAGFLY and HAPAG-LLOYD EXPRESS after the TUI takeover. This in turn had been rebranded from HAPAG-LLOYD, which had merged with BAVARIA-GERMANAIR in 1979 and retained name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bavaria-Germanair   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1977 - 1979
Airline Code : BV : ---
Genealogy : SudwestFlug >Germanair + Bavaria Flug =>Bavaria-Germanair >>Hapag-Lloyd >Hapagfly + Hapag-Lloyd Express.=>TUIfly
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bodensee-Flugdienst  added: 24Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1965* - 1966*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bodensee-Flugdienst was formed in 1965 and operated daily scheduled services from Stuttgart-Friedrichshafen with an extension to Munich twice weekly. Based out of Stuttgart Flughafen
Aircraft : Piper Apache/Aztec | Queen Air

Braunschweig Flug   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1976* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Braunschweig Flug >Naske Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Calair (TF Transportflug)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970 - 1972
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TF Transportflug >Calair
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cimber Air Service Deutschland  last update: 28Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1955 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cimber Air Service Deutschland operated scheduled feeder services between Flensburg and Hamburg, and is an associate company of Cimber Air Denmark
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Condor Luftfreederei  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1957* - 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Condor Luftfreederei >>Deutsche Flugdienst >Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Comments : [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Condor Sudflug  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1955* - 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Comments : [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Contactair (Contact Air)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1982*
Airline Code : KI : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deutsche Flugdienst   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1956 - 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deutsche Flugdienst + Condor Luftfreederei =>Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Comments : - [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1954 - 1955
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Lufthansa
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deutsche Nahluftverkehr  added: 21Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960* - 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deutsche Nahluftverkehr and Gummersbach and Deutsche Taxiflug =>Air Lloyd
Comments : Taxi and charter services [Air Lloyd was formed in Dec1961 by the merger of two German taxi and charter operators, Deutsche Nahluftverkehr of Gummersbach and Deutsche Taxiflug of Mannheim. The company carried out taxi, pleasure-flying, sight-seeing and survey flying as well as flights to northern German holiday resorts]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deutsche Taxiflug  last update: 30May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960* - 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deutsche Nahluftverkehr and Gummersbach and Deutsche Taxiflug =>Air Lloyd
Comments : Taxi and charter services - [Air Lloyd was formed in Dec1961 by the merger of two German taxi and charter operators, Deutsche Nahluftverkehr of Gummersbach and Deutsche Taxiflug of Mannheim. The company carried out taxi, pleasure-flying, sight-seeing and survey flying as well as flights to northern German holiday resorts]
Aircraft : Dornier Do27 | Dornier Do28 | Piaggio P. 166 | Twin Pioneer

Deutscher Helicopter Dienst Essen   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1962* - 1962*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Deutscher Helicopter Dienst Essen KG operates a variety of helicopter charter services, including crop-spraying
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deutscher Helicopter Dienst Rietdorf  added: 30May2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1961* - 1961*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Deutscher Helicopter Dienst Rietdorf operated a variety of helicopter charter services, including crop-spraying. Based in Kretz
Aircraft : Bell 47G | Bell 47H-1

DFD (Deutsche Ferienflugdienste)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DFD (Deutscher Flug Dienst)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1982
Airline Code : DB : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DLT (Deutsche Luftverkehrsgesellschaft)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974 - 1992
Airline Code : DW : ---
Genealogy : OLT Ostfriesische Lufttaxi >OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport) >DLT >Lufthansa CityLine
Comments : Lufthansa CityLine was formed as OLT in 1958 first flew on17Jun1959, became OLT (Ostfriesische Luftransport) in 1970 and to DLT on 01Oct1974 and current name in 1992
Aircraft : Nil at this time

EFS (Express Flug Service)  last update: 16Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : EFS Cargo (Express Flug Service), was registered in Hamburg in 1975, operated world-wide cargo charter services from Ostend Airport using aircraft leased from Seaboard World (Flew CL.44 aircraft in 1973 but eventually ceased operations) EFS (Bahamas) Ltd is an associate company formed in 1976 to operate the company's aircraft.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Elbeflug   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970 - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ESS Luftfahrtunternehmen   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1988
Airline Code : EE : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugtransport   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1963* - 1963*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

General Air  last update: 05Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962 - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : General Air was formed in 1962, and during Feb1967 took delivery of a l9-seat quick-change version of the Twin Otter for use on the company's summer scheduled service between Hamburg and the islands of Heligoland and Westerland
Aircraft : DHC Twin Otter

General Air Luftverkehrsgesellschaft   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : General Air Luftverkehrsgesellschaft formed on 01Mar1974 to succeed General Air Nord. Ceased operations on 31Oct1975
Aircraft : Nil at this time

General Air Nord   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972 - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : General Air Nord was formed in May1972 to operate domestic services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

German Cargo   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1977 - 1992
Airline Code : GP : ---
Genealogy : German Cargo >Lufthansa Cargo
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Germanair   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1968 - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SudwestFlug >Germanair + Bavaria Flug =>Bavaria-Germanair >>Hapag-Lloyd >Hapagfly + Hapag-Lloyd Express.=>TUIfly
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hadag Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 1986
Airline Code : GP : ---
Genealogy : Hadag General Air Seebaderflug >Hadag Air >Holiday Express >Hanse Express
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hadag General Air Seebaderflug   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974* - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hadag General Air Seebaderflug >Hadag Air >Holiday Express >Hanse Express
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hamburg Luftreederei  last update: 28Dec2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1958*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Never started ops because owners were not German.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hapag-Lloyd Flugzeug (i)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1953* - 1953*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hapag-Lloyd Flugzeug (ii)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1973 - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hapag-Lloyd Flugzeug was founded on 29Jun1972 (passenger charter and inclusive-tour flight)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hohenloher Flugdienst   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Holiday Express   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1986 - 1986
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hadag General Air Seebaderflug >Hadag Air >Holiday Express >Hanse Express
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Holstenflug  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1966 - 1979
Airline Code : HD : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Holstenflug was formed in 1966
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Intercondor (Inter Condor)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Interfly   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1971*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Interregional  added: 13Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1967* - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Interregional was formed in Oct1967 as a subsidiary of Lufttransport Unternehem to operate scheduled domestic services linking Dusseldorf with Saarbrucken. Bremen and Hanover. Operations are subsidised by the Land Nordrhein-Westphalia authority. Ceased operations & went into liquidation on 24Jan1974
Aircraft : Fokker F.27 | Nord 262

Jetair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982* - 1985
Airline Code : JA : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

LTS (Lufttransport Sud)  last update: 29Oct2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1984 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : LTS (Lufttransport Sud) >LTU Sud International Airways >>LTU International Airways >>airberlin
Comments : LTU Sud was known as LTS (Lufttransport Sud) (formed in 1983) until 1988. The airline was founded by LTU INTERNATIONAL in 1984 and merged into the parent airline in 1997] - [airberlin was formed as a US charter company in Portland, Oregon & started operations on 28Apr1979 as Air Berlin. Established as a German carrier on 16Apr1991. Acquired DBA in 2008 and LTU INTERNATIONAL in 2009. Last flight was on 27Oct2017]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

LuftAG (Aktiengesellschaft für Luftverkehrsbedarf)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1953* - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ..>Lufthansa
Comments : Lufthansa was recreated on 06Jan1953 as Aktiengesellschaft für Luftverkehrsbedarf (Luftag) and was renamed Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft on 06Aug1954 [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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Luftreederei Karl Herfurtner  added: 28Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1956 - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Luftreederei Karl Herfurtner >Transavia Flug
Comments : [Transavia Flug was a short-lived charter airline, which stopped its operation in early 1959. The company based at Düsseldorf Airport was originally founded in 1955 under the name Luftreederei Karl Herfurtner (KHD). Charter flight operations started in Feb1956 using three Vickers 610 Viking 1B. After the crash of a KHD aircraft on 03Nov1957 in Dusseldorf, in which his daughter was killed, Karl Herfurtner ended his involvement in aviation in the same month, selling off his airline to the tour operator Dr Tigges. The airline was renamed to Transavia Flug. On 10Jan1959, bankruptcy was declared and it had to stop operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Lufttaxi Osnabruck   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : KG : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Lufttransport-Union  last update: 29Oct2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1956 - 1956
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lufttransport-Union >LTU International Airways >>airberlin
Comments : No further information at this time - [Lufttransport-Union was founded on 20Feb1955 & started operations on 15Mar1955. Renamed to LTU International Airways & cmmenced operations on 02Mar1956. merged into airberlin on 01Apr2011] - [airberlin was formed as a US charter company in Portland, Oregon & started operations on 28Apr1979 as Air Berlin. Established as a German carrier on 16Apr1991. Acquired DBA in 2008 and LTU INTERNATIONAL in 2009. Last flight was on 27Oct2017]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Luftverkehr Wilhelmshaven-Friesland Erich Passon   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : LW : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

NFD (Numberger Flugdienst)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : NFD
Genealogy : NFD Luftverkehrs + RFG Regionalflug =>Eurowings
Comments : NFD (Numberger Flugdienst) was founded in 1975. Eurowings was formed by the merger of NFD Luftverkehrs (founded 1975) and RFG Regionalflug (founded 1976) on 01Jan1994
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Nora Air Services   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1970s)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Nordseeflug Sylter Lufttransport   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1966* - 1968
Airline Code : NO : ---
Genealogy : >Atlantis Airways
Comments : Atlantis Airways was formed as Nordseeflug Sylter Lufttransport. Charter airline flying long-haul holiday charters using DC8-63 aircraft. Eventually ceased operatining.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport) (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : OLT Ostfriesische Lufttaxi >OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport) >DLT >Lufthansa CityLine
Comments : Lufthansa CityLine was formed as OLT on 01Nov1958. First flew on17Jun1959, became OLT (Ostfriesische Luftransport) in 1970 and to DLT on 01Oct1974
Aircraft : Nil at this time

OLT Ostfriesische Lufttaxi   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : OLT Ostfriesische Lufttaxi >OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport) >DLT >Lufthansa CityLine
Comments : Lufthansa CityLine was formed as OLT in 1958 first flew on17Jun1959, became OLT (Ostfriesische Luftransport) in 1970 and to DLT on 01Oct1974
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Panair  last update: 28Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1969* - 1970
Airline Code : PE : DR
Genealogy : Panair >Paninternational
Comments : [Paninternational was a airline with bases at Munich-Riem Airport and Dusseldorf Airport which operated between 1970 and 1971. The airline was known as Panair until 01Jan1970. It had a fleet of two Boeing 707-102s and four BAC 1-11-500s. After losing an aircraft soon after take-off in early Sep1971, they company ceased trading on 06Oct1971 and was liquidated on 31Dec1971]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Paninternational  last update: 28Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970 - 1971
Airline Code : PE : DR
Genealogy : Panair >Paninternational
Comments : Paninternational was a airline with bases at Munich-Riem Airport and Dusseldorf Airport which operated between 1970 and 1971. The airline was known as Panair until 01Jan1970. It had a fleet of two Boeing 707-102s and four BAC 1-11-500s. After losing an aircraft soon after take-off in early Sep1971, they company ceased trading on 06Oct1971 and was liquidated on 31Dec1971
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Panorama Flugdienst   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988* - 1988*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Panorama Flugdienst >Euro City Line
Comments : Panorama Flugdienst was founded in 1988
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pleuger Flugdienst   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rheingau Air Service   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1974* - 1979*
Airline Code : KG : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

SAT Flug (Special Air Transport)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1978 - 1986
Airline Code : ST : ---
Genealogy : SAT Flug (Special Air Transport) >Germania
Comments : Germania was established in Apr1997 & operations started on 05Sep1978 as SAT Flug (Special Air Transport). Renamed on 01Jun1986
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1953 - 1955
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug >Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft >Südflug International >>Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Comments : No further information at this time - [Südflug International was one on the airport Stuttgart -based German charter airline and also the first West German airline that was founded after the Second World War. Südflug International was founded on 24Nov1952 by the former German fighter pilot and self-made entrepreneur Rul Bückle with an initial capital of 20,000 DM founded under the name Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug. In 1955, the airline received a German license plate. At about the same time, the company name was changed to Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft . Renamed again. this time to Südflug International. Condor Flugdienst took over the company on 02Jan1968 & fully integrated the company in in on 02Jan1969] - [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1955 - 1967*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug >Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft <Südflug International >>Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Comments : No further information at this time - [Südflug International was one on the airport Stuttgart -based German charter airline and also the first West German airline that was founded after the Second World War. Südflug International was founded on 24Nov1952 by the former German fighter pilot and self-made entrepreneur Rul Bückle with an initial capital of 20,000 DM founded under the name Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug. In 1955, the airline received a German license plate. At about the same time, the company name was changed to Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft . Renamed again. this time to Südflug International. Condor Flugdienst took over the company on 02Jan1968 & fully integrated the company in in on 02Jan1969] - [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Südflug International  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967* - 1968
Airline Code : SZ : ---
Genealogy : Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug >Südflug International >Condor Flugdienst >Condor
Comments : Südflug International was one on the airport Stuttgart -based German charter airline and also the first West German airline that was founded after the Second World War. Südflug International was founded on 24Nov1952 by the former German fighter pilot and self-made entrepreneur Rul Bückle with an initial capital of 20,000 DM founded under the name Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug. In 1955, the airline received a German license plate. At about the same time, the company name was changed to Südflug - Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft . Renamed again. this time to Südflug International. Condor Flugdienst took over the company on 02Jan1968 & fully integrated the company in in on 02Jan1969 - [Condor was founded on 21Dec1955 as Deutsche Flugdiens & scheduled flight operations were launched on 29Mar1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel. On 25Oct1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei (which had been founded in 1957 by the Hamburg-based Oetker concern), subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst. Integrated SUDFLUG in in 1993. In 1998, Condor Berlin was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport. It amalgamated with CONDOR BERLIN and renamed to as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 01Mar2003. On 23Jan2004, Condor became part of Thomas Cook AG and returned to the Condor brand name]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

SudwestFlug (Sudwest Flug)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965 - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SudwestFlug >Germanair + Bavaria Flug =>Bavaria-Germanair >>Hapag-Lloyd >Hapagfly + Hapag-Lloyd Express.=>TUIfly
Comments : TUIfly was launced as SudwestFlug in 1965
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Supair (Super International Airlines)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1979*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Supair was formed in 1979 by Dr. Mohammed Ziad Niam Al Kawadri, a Syrian-born attorney. The West German authorities refused to grant an operating license & so the airline never commenced operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tempelhof Airways USA   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1990
Airline Code : CL : THE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TF Transportflug   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965* - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TF Transportflug >Calair
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Transavia Flug  last update: 28Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1957 - 1959
Airline Code : -- : 6ER
Genealogy : Luftreederei Karl Herfurtner >Transavia Flug
Comments : Transavia Flug was a short-lived charter airline, which stopped its operation in early 1959. The company based at Düsseldorf Airport was originally founded in 1955 under the name Luftreederei Karl Herfurtner (KHD). Charter flight operations started in Feb1956 using three Vickers 610 Viking 1B. After the crash of a KHD aircraft on 03Nov1957 in Dusseldorf, in which his daughter was killed, Karl Herfurtner ended his involvement in aviation in the same month, selling off his airline to the tour operator Dr Tigges. The airline was renamed to Transavia Flug. On 10Jan1959, bankruptcy was declared and it had to stop operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Transport Flug (Transportflug)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1965 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Transport Flug
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

WDL Flugdienst  added: 12Jun2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : WDL Aviation was initially formed as WDL Flugdienst in 1974 as a subsidiary of Westdeutsche Luftwerbung GmbH, an aerial advertising provider founded in 1955. The current name was adopted in 1991, when the parent was reorganized as WDL Group. With WDL Aviation offering aircraft lease and charter services
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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