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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1981. INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
D-61440 OBERUSEL, GERMANY
OCTOBER 1995: FLIES TO ABOUT 60 DESTINATIONS, IN EUROPE, FAR EAST, & NORTH AFRICA.
16/6 ORDERS A320'S, & A321'S, (ILF) LEASED.
JANUARY 1996: 1 A320-200 (V2527-A5) DELIVERY.
APRIL 1996: 2ND A320-232 (V2527-A5), 1 MD-83 (JT8D-219), EX-ALLEGRO (AEG).
MAY 1997: 850 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 172 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 158 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (MT)).
SEPTEMBER 1997: MD-83 (D-ALLE) PAINTED AS BILLBOARD FOR TRIGEMA "GERMANY'S LARGEST MANUFADTURER OF T-SHIRTS & TENNIS WEAR."
OCTOBER 1997: 969 EMPLOYEES.
3 MD-83'S (49769; 49847; 49857), SOLD TO (CRN).
DECEMBER 1997: BAYERISCHE LANDESBANK (BLB), BUYS 51% OF AERO FLIGHT (ACH). EMPLOYEES TO TAKE SHARES IN COMPANY FOR 10% SALARY CUT, TO SAVE $5.8 MILLION. OWNERSHIP IS SPLIT BETWEEN INSURANCE BROKER, JAN KLIMITZ, AND PRIVATELY OWNED AIR CHARTER MARKET COMPANY.
BY THE END OF 1998, 6 A320'S, 2 +8 ORDERS A321'S, & 11 MD-80'S.
FEBRUARY 1998: CLOSER COOPERATION WITH SCHREINER AVIATION GROUP, WHO ARE INTERESTED IN ACQUIRING AIR HOLLAND (HOL).
SWITCHED 1 ORDER A321, TO A320 (V2500) = 1 A320, & 3 A321'S ON ORDER.
MARCH 1998: 2 A321-200'S (V2533-A5) DELIVERIES.
APRIL 1998: 850 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 172 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 158 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
1 MD-83 (JT8D-219), EX-ALLEGRO AIR (AEG).
JUNE 1998: LINZ, AUSTRIA, TO ALICANTE, SPAIN.
JULY 1998: RHEINHARD KIPKE, CEO, RESIGNS.
AUGUST 1998: 10 YEAR MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO MTU MAINTENANCE, FOR (V2500-A5) ENGINES OF 16 A320/A321'S.
DECEMBER 1998: MD-83 (49854) RETURNED TO CRANE, LEASED TO MERIDIANA (ALS).
FEBRUARY 1999: MD-83 (49856) RETURNED TO LESSOR, (GEH) LEASED TO CROSSAIR (CSR). MD-83 (49619) RETURNED TO LESSOR SANWA, LEASED TO SPIRIT AIRLINES (SPR). A321-231 (954, D-ALAI), (ILF) LEASED.
MARCH 1999: MD-83 (53014) RETURNED TO LESSOR, LEASED TO SPIRIT AIRLINES (SPR). A320-231 (225), ORIX (OXA) LEASED, EX-OMAN AIR (OMR).
APRIL 1999: 850 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 172 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 158 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
A321-231 (1004, D-ALAK), (ILF) LEASED.
MAY 1999: A320-232 (990, D-ALAJ) DELIVERY.
AUGUST 1999: THIS WINTER, TO CODE SHARE WITH (LTU) TO MURCIA, AND NAPLES.
OCTOBER 1999: 1 ORDER (JANUARY 2001) A320, & 2 ORDERS (JANUARY 2001) A321'S. 1 MD-83 (49846, D-AGWB), RETURNED FROM ALLEGRO (AEG).
JANUARY 2000: MD-83 (53015), LEASED TO SPIRIT AIRLINES (SPR).
FEBRUARY 2000: FOR SUMMER SCHEDULE, INTRODUCES ROME, WITH FLIGHTS FROM DUSSELDORF, MUNICH, BERLIN, AND HANNOVER. TO DOUBLE CAPACITY TO ISRAEL, AS PASSENGERS CONNECT TO EILAT, WITH ARKIA AIRLINES (ARK).
MARCH 2000: 2 A321-231'S (1195, D-ALAL; 1199, D-ALAM), DELIVERIES.
APRIL 2000: 850 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 172 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 158 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
A321-231 (1218, D-ALAN) DELIVERY.
JUNE 2000: TO TABA (GULF OF EILAT). CODE SHARE WITH ARKIA (ARK), BERLIN SCHOENEFELD - FRANKFURT - HANNOVER - LINZ - MUNICH - TEL AVIV.
MD-83 (49620), RETURNED TO (GEH), LEASED TO SPANAIR (SPP).
SEPTEMBER 2000: MD-83 (49402) RETURNED TO FINOVA (GRB), LEASED TO AIR LIBERTE (ALB).
DECEMBER 2000: 2 MD-83'S (53014; 53015), LEASED TO SPIRIT AIRLINES (SPR).
JANUARY 2001: 1 MD-83 (49846) SOLD TO PEGASUS (PSS).
FEBRUARY 2001: 1 A321-231 (1421, D-ALAP) DELIVERY.
MARCH 2001: 2 A321-231'S (1408, D-ALAO; 1438, D-ALAQ) DELIVERIES.
APRIL 2001: MAIN BASE: FRANKFURT (MAIN) AIRPORT.
1 A320-232 (1459, D-ALAS) DELIVERY. 1 MD-83 (53014) RETURNED FROM SPIRIT AIRLINES (SPR). (53012) LEASED TO (SPR).
MAY 2001: 1 A321-231 (1487, D-ALAS) DELIVERY.
JUNE 2001: 2 MD-83'S (49449; 53014) LEASED TO MD AIRLINES (MDR) FOR 4 YEARS.
SEPTEMBER 2001: CONTRACT TO AIR FRANCE INDUSTRIES (AFA) FOR HEAVY MAINTENANCE ON 3 A320'S, IN 2002, WITH GUARANTEED 21-DAY TURN AROUND TIME (TAT).
OCTOBER 2001: WINTER CHARTER SERVICES, BERLIN (TEGEL), STUTTGART AND FRIEDRICHSHAFEN TO TENERIFE; FRANKFURT, AND HAMBURG TO DJERBA; & DUSSELDORF, FRANKFURT, HAMBURG, AND MUNICH, TO MONASTIR.
DECEMBER 2001: STUTTGART - FRANKFURT - ARVIDSJAUR (A320 CHARTER 2/WEEK FOR REISE - DATEN).
JANUARY 2002: RECEIVES $17.7 MILLION BRIDGING CREDIT FROM BAYERISCHE LANDESBANK IN AN ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS POSSIBLE LIQUIDITY DANGERS, AFTER SEVERE SLUMPS IN TOURISM BUSINESS. HAS ONLY BEEN OPERATING 4 OF ITS 19 A320 FAMILY AIRPLANES.
FEBRUARY 2002: SUMMER CHARTERS, DORTMUND - PALMA DE MALLORCA.
BASES 1 A320 AT BADEN FOR SEVERAL TOUR OPERATORS.
1,170 EMPLOYEES. SITA: FRAZZYP.
APRIL 2002: MAIN BASE: DUSSELDORF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DUS).
HUBS: VIENNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (VIE); FRANKFURT/MAIN AIRPORT (FRA); MUNICH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MUC); & LINZ - HORSCHING AIRPORT (LNZ).
OWNERS: BAYERISCHE LANDESBANK, JAN KLIMITZ.
July 2002: 1 A320-214 (1370, D-ABLB), ex-Sabena (SAB), Airbus leased.
August 2002: A321-231 (1408, D-ALAO) to be leased to Ryan International (RYN) in November 2002.
November 2002: In summer 2003, charters from Berlin (Tegel), Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart, to Moscow (Sheremetyevo), and St Petersburg. In March 2003, will resume services from Frankfurt, to Bergen, and Kefallinia.
Forms a subsidiary, AERO LLOYD AUSTRIA, to take over operations from Vienna, Salzburg, and Linz.
A320-232 (1459, D-ALAR) & A321-231 (1408, D-ALAO), wet-leased to Ryan International (RYN).
December 2002: MD-83 (53014), returned from MD Airlines (MDR). 1 A320-232 (659, D-ALAE) & 3 A321-231's (1438, D-ALAQ; 1487, D-ALAS), wet-leased to Ryan International (RYN).
January 2003: A320-232 (575, D-ALAB), wet-leased to Ryan International (RYN).
February 2003: Former Lufthansa (DLH) executive, Wolfgang John resigns as Managing Director of Aero Flight (ACH) and will join the management of TUI leisure-market subsidiary, Hapag Lloyd (HAP) effective May 2003. He will be succeeded at (ACH) by Wolfgang Sacher.
(ACH) controls 12% of the German leisure market and carried 3.5 million passengers (PAX) in 2002.
MD-83 (53014) leased to (MDR) (again), who wet-leased it to BerlinJet.
March 2003: 1,000 employees.
Holiday charter airline flying to 60 destinations in 13 countries in Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, and the Canary Islands.
Parent organization/shareholders: Bayerische Landesbank (66%); & Jan Klimitz.
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Berlin; Dusseldorf; Frankfurt; Hamburg; Munich; & Stuttgart.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Cairo; Linz; & Luxor.
May 2003: 1 A320-232 (1996, D-ALAT), SALE (SIL) 5 year leased. MD-83 (53014) returned from MD Airlines (MDR), leased to Viking (VKN).
July 2003: 1,170 employees.
Forms Aero Lloyd Austria with new services for winter season from Vienna to Antalya, Catania, Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik, and Tel Aviv, plus Salzburg to Antalya, Saltzburg & Vienna to Alicante and Malaga.
August 2003: A320-232 (1935, D-ALAU), Boullioun (BOU) leased.
September 2003: 2002 = 7.50 billion (RPK) traffic (+1.6%); 3.5 million passengers (PAX).
2002 TOP WORLD AIRLINES PASSENGER TRAFFIC (RPK) (Billion):
80 (TAV) 8.32; 81 (IRN) 8.01; 82 (HNA) 7.93; 83 (IND) 7.55; 84 (OLY) 7.55; 85 (ACH) 7.50; 86 (SBR) 7.48; 87 (MTH) 7.09; 88 (KUW) 6.71; 89 (VIE) 6.60; 90 (SPR) 6.57; 91 (BMA) 6.56; 92 (LNK) 6.41; 93 (RAM) 6.38; 94 (BTA) 6.36; 95 (QTA) 6.20; 96 (COI) 5.96; 97 (EGF) 5.94; 98 (LOT) 5.87; 99 (FRO) 5.49; 100 (WJI) 5.49.
October 2003: Aero Lloyd (ACH), the biggest independent German charter carrier with 12% of the market, unexpectedly filed for insolvency, and shuts down.
Later decided to resume operations, when the Bayerische Landesbank agreed to inject another EUR 5 million. A new investor is being sought for the airline, which reportedly has debts of EUR 100 million.
Subsidiary, Aero Lloyd Austria, is on the verge of having Niki Lauda, 53, (who had to sell off his namesake Lauda Air to Austrian Airlines (AUL) nearly 3 years ago) re-enter the airline business (including a majority stake - minimum 51%) by making Aero Lloyd Austria into a low-cost budget airline. Currently operates 1 A320 and 3 A321's on behalf of package-tour operators. Since 3 of the airplanes are under German registry, Lauda could conceivably start up operations from Germany with relatively little delay.
November 2003: In a German radio broadcast interview, Niki Lauda stated that flight operations of "FlyNiki" (NKI) (the renamed Aero Lloyd Austria) will start with 1 A320 daily services between Vienna and the Canary Islands on behalf of package tour operators the airline has worked with before. 3 other airplanes will follow in the coming months. The Lauda name cannot be used, as the Austrian Airlines Group holds the rights to that name.
FlyNiki (NKI), Vienna - Lanzarote - Fuerteventura (weekly). Vienna - Tenerife (weekly). Salzburg - Fuerteventura - Tenerife (weekly). Salzburg - Las Palmas (weekly). Vienna - Las Palmas (2/week). In December 2003, Vienna - Funchal - Tenerife (weekly). Vienna - Luxor - Hurghada (weekly). In February 2004, to operate for Thomas Cook Austria/Neckermann Reisen Austria from Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Salzburg, and Vienna, to Greece, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey.
Aero Lloyd (ACH) may be reborn next spring 2004, in a slimmed-down form with only 6 airplanes and a new name as a low-fare airline with a new business plan. The investor who intends to make this possible is travel-industry entrepreneur, Bogomir Gradisnik, 82, co-founder and former part-owner of Aero Flight (ACH). He will invest EUR 30 million/$37.2 million to launch the new airline, which will be named "Aero Flight" (AEF). (ACH) has leased 6 A320's to USA tour operators through April 2004, and another through October 2004.
A321-231 (1408, D-ALAO) wet-leased to Ryan International (RYN).
January 2004: FlyNiki (Aero Lloyd Austria) (NKI), Vienna - Jerez de la Frontera - Malaga - Vienna (weekly). In February 2004, Linz - Palma de Mallorca (weekly).
Austrian "N L Luftfahrt" and Air Berlin (BER) have formed an alliance and acquired 24% of Niki Lauda's shares in FlyNiki (NKI). (BER) will be providing its services to look after sales and route marketing as well as logistics. The primary objective of the co-operation is to jointly open up the Austrian and eastern European markets. (NKI) is currently operating an A320, 174 PAX, and an A321, 210 PAX, from Vienna and Salzburg to the Canaries, Madeira, and Egypt. Another 2 A320's will be added in April 2004, signaling the start of operations as a low-cost carrier.
A321-231 (1408) returned from Ryan International (RYN).
October 2004: In spring 2005, from several European airports to Sarajevo.
2 orders A321-200's, ex-Aero Flight (ACH) leased.
November 2005: Aero Flight (AEF)/(ACH), a German charter airline, suspended all services owing to financial problems and had its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) lifted November 1. The carrier was an offshoot of Aero Lloyd (ACH), which went bankrupt in 2004. It operated six A320s, employed 360 and flew mainly to destinations in southern Europe and Egypt.
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0 MD-82. 2 RTND.
0 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1354-49449, /87 33 14; 435-49602, /87 30 12; 559-49769, /89 27 11; 81-49846, /89 21 12, D-AGWB, EX-(AEG); 53014; 53015; RTND (GEH), LST (SPR) 11/00), 3 ST (CRN); 49846 ST (PSS) 1/01. 49449 LST (MDR) 3/01. 53012 TO (SPR) 6/01. 53014 LST (MDR) 4 YRS 6/01, RTND 12/02. 12 RTND TO LESSOR. 49449 RF (MDR) 11/02. 53014 LST (MDR) (AGAIN) 2/03, WET-LST BERLINJET. 53014 RF (MMDR), LST (VKN) 5/03. 167Y.
0 A320-200 (1370, D-ABLB), EX-(SAB), (AFIS) LSD 7/02. RTND. 174Y.
0 A320-231 (225), (OXA) LSD 3/99, EX-(OMR), RTND. 174Y.
0 A320-232 (1996, D-ALAT), (SIL) 5 YR LSD 5/03. RTND. 174Y.
0 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (990, /99 D-ALAJ "FRANKFURT AM MAIN;" 1459, /01 OE-LOR), (ILF) LSD; 1580, /96 D-ALAC "KONIGSTEIN IN TAUNUS" (BOU) LSD 1/02. 1459 WET-LST (RYN) 11/02. 659 WET-LST (RYN) 12/02. 575 WET-LST (RYN) 1/03. 1935, D-ALAU, (BOU) LSD 8/03. 659 WET-LST (RYN) 5/03. 565; 661; RTND, LST (AMW) 1/04. 174Y.
0 A321-231 (V2533-A5) (954, /99 D-ALAI; 1004, /99 D-ALAK; 1195, /00 D-ALSL; 1199, /00 M "FC BAYERN MUNICH") (1218, /00 D-ALAN, (ILF) LSD, 4/00). 954 RTND, LST (ONU) 1/04. 1004 RTND 2/04. 1199; 1218 RTND, LST (ABU) 1/06. 210Y.
0 A321-231 (V2533-A5) (1408 /01 D-ALAO; 1421, /01 OE-LOS; 1438, /01 OE-LBQ; 1459; 1487 /01 OE-LBS). 1408 WET-LST (RYN) 11/02 & 11/03. (1438, D-ALAQ; 1487, D-ALAS), WET-LST (RYN) 12/02 & 12/03. 1421 FOR (NKI) OPS 1/04. 1421 RTND, LST (ONU) 4/04. 210Y.
0 A321-231 (V2533-A5) (787, /98 D-ALAG; 792, /98 D-ALAH), 787 RTND (ILF) LST (ONU) 1/04. 210Y.
DR WALTER SCHNEIDER, MANAGING DIRECTOR.
WOLFGANG SACHER, MANAGING DIRECTOR (2/03).
CAPTAIN WITTKPOF, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (FRAOOYP).
CAPTAIN FAST, DEPUTY DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS & CHIEF PILOT A320.
CAPTAIN HANKE, CHIEF PILOT MD-80.
HEINRICH SCHIRACH, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (FRAMMYP).
MR GRUBBE, FLIGHT SAFETY.