Berlin, 13 November 2019
German Airways continues to renew its fleet. One of its two airlines, WDL Aviation, will exclusively use the modern Embraer E190 jet in the future. The fleet currently consists of three Embraer aircraft; two further jets of this type have been ordered.
The Cologne-based airline had purchased its first Embraer E190 aircraft in November 2018. The jets have been phased in since March 2019. WDL was previously equipped with three Embraer E190s and three BAe 146-200s, but the BAe aircraft were recently sold to an Australian investor. German Airways plans to phase out them by the end of 2019.
Dominik Wiehage, Managing Director of German Airways, comments on the ongoing modernisation: “Last autumn we announced the change to E190 jets. Ordering additional Embraer jets and simultaneously selling our BAe aircraft is now an important step in our modernisation and growth strategy, which is focused on a pronounced customer orientation.”
German Airways is flying with the Embraer E190 jets as a wet lease provider for numerous prestigious European airlines, including easyJet, Finnair, Polish Airlines LOT and Air France. It has also established itself as the carrier of numerous Bundesliga football clubs for their away matches in Germany and other European countries.
About German Airways
Zeitfracht Group combines its two airlines (Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter LGW and WDL) under the brand German Airways. The LGW fleet consists of 17 Dash-8-Q400 aircraft. Three Embraer E190 aircraft are in service for WDL, two more E190 jets have been ordered. The aircraft are one of the best-selling regional jets in the world and are used by many established European airlines.
About ZEITFRACHT Group
Zeitfracht Group is an owner-managed family business in the third generation with more than 3,000 employees and headquarters in Berlin and Leipzig. The company operates primarily in the three business segments logistics, aviation and real estate.