Berlin, 20 May 2020
The German regional airline brand German Airways is now also represented in the industry association of regional airlines. The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) brings together more than 230 companies from the European regional air transport sector. The association represents the political and economic interests of regional airlines and the companies involved in this industry.
German Airways is active in the regional flight segment with the airline WDL. Its business model is to lease aircraft with crews to larger airlines on a long-term basis under so-called wet lease agreements.
Montserrat Barriga, ERA Director General: “I am delighted to welcome German Airways as a member of our organization and part of the ERA family. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has meant that a united, powerful voice has never been more important than now to protect and promote the future of European aviation. We look forward to working with German Airways to address the challenges posed by this pandemic.”
Dominik Wiehage, CEO of German Airways’ parent company Zeitfracht: “We are very pleased that our membership in ERA has now also given us a home in terms of association policy. Especially in difficult times like the current ones, it is important to cooperate with other companies that have similar economic interests.”
The ERA (European Regions Airline Association) is a trade association It represents more than 60 airlines and 149 associated members from the entire spectrum of the aviation industry – including manufacturers, airports, suppliers and aviation service providers. On its behalf, ERA represents the interests of its members before the most important European regulatory authorities, governments and legislators. The aim is to promote long-term and sustainable growth of the industry. An important part of ERA’s work is to emphasise the importance of its members as part of the aviation industry and to work for sustainable European air transport.
About German Airways
The airline of the Zeitfracht Group WDL is marketed under the name German Airways. WDL’s fleet consists of four Embraer E190 aircraft on the road, three more aircraft of this type have been ordered. The aircraft are among the best-selling regional jets in the world and are used by many established European airlines.
About ZEITFRACHT Group
The Zeitfracht Group is an owner-managed family business in its third generation with more than 2,700 employees and headquarters in Berlin. The company is primarily active in the logistics sector.