German Airways is expanding the fleet

Embraer 190 (Photo: V1Images.com/Paul Harvey).
Embraer 190 (Photo: V1Images.com/Paul Harvey).

German Airways is expanding the fleet

Embraer 190 (Photo: V1Images.com/Paul Harvey).
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The German airline German Airways will increase its fleet to eight Embraer 190s later this year. The fleet is currently in the process of being incorporated, so that by summer 2022 up to seven aircraft of this type will be in the air. The eighth unit is expected towards the end of 2022, a spokesman confirmed to Aviation.Direct.

The company specializing in the provision of charter and ACMI services does not offer scheduled flights. You are traveling on behalf of tour operators and other airlines. A spokesman said: “We are currently flying the Cityflyer between Düsseldorf and London City with British Airways. For the Italian Ita Airways we serve the route between Milan Linate and London City and between Milan Linate and Geneva and Luxembourg. From mid-May we will be operating for Luxair from Luxembourg on the routes to Porto, Lisbon, Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca and Madrid. For our cruise customers we go to Genoa and Corfu every weekend. Of course, we also have charter flights to a wide variety of destinations in Europe.”

Many airlines are currently reporting sharp increases in booking figures around Easter and for the high season in summer 2022. Charter airlines are only indirectly aware of the demand through more inquiries or more orders. When asked about the feedback German Airways received from customers, the media officer replied: “We get a very positive picture of our clients in terms of demand. An increased demand for holiday flights is being reported everywhere. The Germans' desire to travel has awakened again after the lockdown years due to Corona and is reflected in the increased demand. Of course, this also has an effect on German Airways, which, with the Embraer E190 and its 100 seats, is a suitable size for many destinations. We're recruiting staff again, hiring cabin and cockpit crews. We look forward to applications."

German Airways feels pressure from high fuel prices

According to their own statements, they have full order books for the summer of 2022, but due to the additional aircraft there is still "room" for ad hoc charters. "From the summer we will have additional capacities available thanks to the new aircraft," said the spokesman. However, you can feel the pressure of the sharp rise in fuel prices, because these drive up the costs per flight segment for tour operators, for example.

A German Airways spokesman said: “Of course, the sharp rise in fuel prices is having an effect. But this is a question that the organizers have to answer. German Airways has a lean structure. We can deal with the cost pressure and calculate our offers with a sharp pen. But of course we also feel the pressure."

The airline, which emerged from WDL, always launches special stickers. For example, one was dedicated to the sister company Adler Modemärkte. Some time ago, Zeitfracht took over a shrimp boat. When asked whether a cartoon crab could soon adorn a German Airways Embraer 190, the media officer replied: "It's a very creative idea, but crabs belong in the water and eagles in the air. Our little passengers have their own time freight coloring books to pass the time to their holiday destination. There will also be a cutter to be found. In this respect, the crab flies inside the plane rather than on the outside."

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