Berlin, 20 November 2019
German Airways has entered into a strategic partnership with the Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines. The German regional airline will cooperate with Braathens for several years. The wet lease agreement (set to begin in March 2020) includes the long-term leasing of five Embraer E-190 LR regional jets. They will be stationed at various Swedish airports and will operate domestic and international routes from there.
Braathens had been looking for a reliable European partner with modern and low-emission aircraft for a long time. With the Embraer jets of German Airways operated by WDL, the airline has now found a suitable solution. The wet lease agreement is the largest cooperation between German Airways and a single partner to date.
Elisabeth Jesse, CCO of Zeitfracht Group, on the cooperation agreement: “We are delighted about this groundbreaking cooperation and are thankful for the trust that goes along with this long-term partnership. Braathens is the ideal partner to ensure the further development of German Airways at the highest level. This cooperation shows that the ongoing modernisation of our fleet is an important step towards a successful future for German Airways”.
About German Airways
The Zeitfracht Group’s two airlines of the LGW and WDL are marketed under the name German Airways. The LGW fleet consists of 17 Dash-8-Q400 aircraft. There are three Embraer E-190 aircraft in service for the WDL with two further aircraft of this type being 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.