Published at aero.de
BERLIN – After Air Berlin’s Leisure-Cargo, the logistics provider is also taking over WDL-Aviation. Zeitfracht wants to establish a network for light express freight.
“The acquisition of WDL-Aviation with its operating permits and certificates is an important step in the strategic development of the Zeitfracht Group,” explained Zeitfracht CEO Wolfram Simon on Tuesday.
With 95 employees, WDL-Aviation currently operates four BAe 146-100 regional jets with a capacity of around ten tons of freight, especially in the general cargo and parcel sector. As an ACMI provider, WDL also uses its aircraft for passenger transport.
In addition, Zeitfracht intends to combine the advantages of passenger and freight aviation with the takeover of the cargo subsidiary of Air Berlin.
WDL-Aviation, which was taken over retroactively to 1 October, is one of the oldest German aviation companies. WDL was founded in 1974 and is based at Cologne/Bonn Airport. Its founder, Professor Theodor Wüllenkemper, took up work and training flights in 1955 – immediately after Lufthansa and before LTU.
Berlin-based Zeitfracht Logistik GmbH is a third-generation logistics service provider. The medium-sized company was one of the founding shareholders of the German Parcel Service DPD.