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DBA-WORLD CUP SOCCER
FOUNDED IN 1978. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
TERMINAL 1A, MUNICH AIRPORT
85256 MUNICH, GERMANY
POSTFACH 23 16 24
D-85325 MUNICH-FLUGHAFEN, GERMANY
Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) was established in 1949, it covers an area of 356,945 sq km, its population is 85 million, its capital city is Berlin, and its official language is German.
SEPTEMBER 1995: BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) OWNS 49%.
SERVICES TO BERLIN, BONN, BREMEN, COLOGNE, LONDON GATWICK (LGW), LYON, MADRID MOSCOW, MUNICH, MUNISTER, OSNABRUCK, NICE, OSLO, PARIS, RIGA, PRAGUE, ST PETERSBURG, STOCKHOLM, STUTTGART, VENICE, & ZURICH.
CARRIED 1.2M PASSENGERS (PAX) IN LAST YEAR (+6.1%). ACHIEVED 32.2% MARKET SHARE, UP 8.5 POINTS ON 5 ROUTES IT COMPETES WITH LUFTHANSA (DLH).
DECEMBER 1995: +1 737-300, MAERSK AIR (MRS) LEASED, & ASKED GERMAN REGULATORY AUTHORITY (LBA) TO CERTIFY (CFM56-3B2) & (CFM56-3C1) ENGINES.
JANUARY 1996: 1995 = +25.8% RPK (TRAFFIC), +24% PASSENGERS (PAX).
MARCH 1996: +1 737-300 (CFM56-3B2), MAERSK AIR (MRS) LEASED.
APRIL 1996: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1995 = +2.2M PASSENGERS (PAX) (+19%) +14% RPK (TRAFFIC), +16% ASK (CAPACITY).
33.5% MARKET SHARE OF DOMESTIC ROUTES: BERLIN, MUNICH, DUSSELDORF, COLOGNE, BONN, & STUTTGART.
9TH 737-300 (PP519) DELIVERY.
JULY 1996: PLANS TO BE ALL-BOEING OPERATOR. TO RETURN F 100'S IN 4/97 AND SAAB 2000 ASAP. WANTS TO BECOME "NO FRILLS" OPERATOR LIKE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (SWA).
SEPTEMBER 1996: PLANS TO HAVE 19 737-300'S BY NEXT OCTOBER.
OCTOBER 1996: WOLFGANG GRUND, REPLACES RICHARD HEIDEKER, MANAGING DIRECTOR. ADRIAN HUNT, OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING DIRECTOR, EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).
DEUTSCH BA (DBA) IS GERMANY'S 2ND LARGEST OPERATOR (CARRIED 2.2M PASSENGERS (PAX) IN 1995).
5 SAAB 340'S TO BE PHASED OUT OF OPERATION THIS MONTH. SOLD ITS TURBOPROPS TO FRENCH CARRIER REGIONAL AIRLINES.
6 ORDERS (12/97) 737-300'S.
JANUARY 1997: TO GO TO SINGLE CLASS SERVICE, AND HAVE 18 737-300'S, BY THE FALL OF 1997.
1 737-300 (CFM56-3B2), EX-VIRGIN EXPRESS (EBA).
MARCH 1997: $287M, 7 ORDERS 737-700'S (8/97), THROUGH DEUTSCHE STRUCTURED FINANCE.
CARL MICHEL, CEO, REPLACES WOLFGANG GRUND, WHO MOVES ON TO LEAD (DBA)'S SUPERVISORY BOARD. CARL IS A UK, AND AN AUSTRIAN NATIONAL.
MAY 1997: 1 737-300 DELIVERY (28659), BOULLIOUN (BOU) LEASED.
JULY 1997: BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) BUYS +16% FROM BAYERISCHE VEREINSBANK FOR TOTAL 65% STAKE.
AUGUST 1997: 1 737-31S (29055) (1ST OF 9 ORDERS).
SEPTEMBER 1997: 1 737-300 DELIVERY. 737-3L9 (24569, "STERNTALER"). RETURNED F 100 TO LESSOR (INTENDS TO REMOVE ALL BY END OF 1997).
OCTOBER 1997: DR DAGMAR ELTON, MANAGER ENGINEERING & QUALITY ASSURANCE IS RETURNING TO LUFTHANSA (DLH).
WILL RETURN 737-300 IN 1/98. 1 737-300 DELIVERY. RETURNED 2 MORE F 100'S TO LESSOR.
NOVEMBER 1997: 1 737-31S (29058) DELIVERY (4TH OF 9).
DECEMBER 1997: GUNTER GERING, ENGINEERING MANAGER, REPLACES DAGMAR ELTON.
+6 ORDERS (3/98) 737-300'S. 2 737-31S'S DELIVERIES. NOW OPERATING 17 737'S. SOLD LAST 2 SAAB 340'S TO AUSTRALIAN AIRLINE, HAZELTON.
JANUARY 1998: 5 YEAR COMPONENT SUPPORT CONTRACT TO FLS AEROSPACE (ATD).
NOW HAS AN ALL-BOEING FLEET, WITH RETURN OF REMAINING F 100'S TO LESSOR. 1 737-3L9 (2688-27833) RETURNED TO MAERSK (MRS). NOW HAS GERMANY'S 2ND LARGEST AIRLINE FLEET, THE YOUNGEST, AND MOST MODERN, JET FLEET IN EUROPE. 2 737-300'S (CFM56-3C1) DELIVERIES.
MARCH 1998: 1 737-300 DELIVERY (CFM56-3C1).
APRIL 1998: 800 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 172 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 143 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
LONDON GATWICK - ROME (FIUMICINO) ON BEHALF OF BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).
"D" CHECKS OF 2 737-300'S, CONTRACTED TO FLS AEROSPACE, STANSTED (ATD).
MAY 1998: BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) SUBSIDIARY, DEUTSCH BA HOLDING GMBH, BUYS REMAINING 19%, & 16% FROM 2 GERMAN BANKS FOR FULL 100% OWNERSHIP.
JUNE 1998: 737-3L9 (1775-24569), 3 MONTH LEASED TO TRANSAVIA (TAV).
SEPTEMBER 1998: 2 737-31S'S (3070-29264, 3073-29265), DELIVERIES.
OCTOBER 1998: 2 737-300'S RETURNED TO LESSOR MAERSK AIR (MRS).
FEBRUARY 1999: 2 737-31S'S (3092-29266, D-ADBV; 3093-29267, D-ADBW) DELIVERIES.
MARCH 1999: CODE SHARE WITH IBERIA AIRLINES (IBE) TO MADRID.
737-3L9 (26440), RETURNED TO LESSOR, LEASED TO FRONTIER AIRLINES (FRO). 737-3L9 (2347-27061) RETURNED TO TOMBO, LEASED TO CRONUS AIRLINES (CRM).
APRIL 1999: 800 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 186 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 295 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 170 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
MAY 1999: 3 ORDERS (8/99) 737-300'S, BOULLIOUN (BOU) LEASED.
AUGUST 1999: 1 737-33Q (3117-30333, D-ADIA), (BOU) LEASED.
SEPTEMBER 1999: CARL MICHEL, CEO, LEAVES TO GO TO BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) AS COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, BUT WILL REMAIN AS CHAIRMAN OF DEUTSCHE BA (DBA). ADRIAN HUNT, CEO.
1 737-33Q (3120-20334, D-ADIB) DELIVERY.
OCTOBER 1999: RETURNED 2 737-3L9'S (2059-25125; 2277-26441) TO MAERSK AIR (MRS). 737-3L9 (250-26441), RETURNED PEMBROKE (PEB), LEASED TO BUZZ (BZZ), KLM UK (AUK) SUBSIDIARY, IN 1/00.
DECEMBER 1999: 737-3L9 (25051) RETURNED TO PEMBROKE AIR (PEB), LEASED TO KLM UK (AUK), 1/00. 737-300 DELIVERY. POST DELIVERY MODIFICATIONS AT BOEING FLIGHT TEST CENTER.
JANUARY 2000: IN 3/00, CODE SHARE WITH IBERIA AIRLINES (IBE) TO BARCELONA.
FEBRUARY 2000: PETER KRANICH, COO, EX-TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.
APRIL 2000: PETER WOJAHN, ENGINEERING MANAGER, REPLACED GUENTER GERING, WHO RESIGNED.
800 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 186 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 295 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 170 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
JUNE 2000: 1 737-31S (2967-29059, D-ADBO), WET-LEASED TO MERIDIANA (ALS).
JULY 2000: MARK ELLIOTT, DIRECTOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
AUGUST 2000: IN 9/00, CODE SHARE WITH EMIRATES (EAD) TO DUBAI. PLANS TO ADD SERVICE TO LONDON HEATHROW.
1999 = 1.56B RPK (+14.2%); 57.1% LF; 2.9M PAX (+11.8%); 800 EMPLOYEES.
SEPTEMBER 2000: UWE JACOB, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR TO START IN 01/01, TO REPLACE PETER KRANICH, WHO WAS PROMOTED TO COO.
NOVEMBER 2000: COLOGNE/BONN TO LONDON HEATHROW (LHR).
DECEMBER 2000: CODE SHARE FROM MUNICH - BERLIN/COLOGNE/DUSSELDORF TO DUBAI, WITH EMIRATES (EAD).
JANUARY 2001: UWE JACOB, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR RESIGNS TO JOIN FAIRCHILD DORNIER (WHO LATER WENT OUT OF BUSINESS).
MARCH 2001: 2 737-3L9'S (27336; 27337), RETURNED TO LESSOR, LEASED TO "GO" (GFL). 1 B AE 146-200 (E2028), (WDL) WET-LEASED, TIL END OF 2001.
MAY 2001: 2000 = +$1.72M (NET PROFIT) (+48%).
APRIL 2001: 1 737-3L9 (27336) TO "GO FLY" (GFL).
AUGUST 2001: PETER KRANICH, EX-TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, & COO, RESIGNED.
NOVEMBER 2001: GERMANIA (GER) SHOWS INTEREST IN TAKING OVER DEUTSCHE BA (DBA) FROM BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).
MARCH 2002: METAMORPHOSES INTO A DOMESTIC, "NO-FRILLS" AIRLINE.
DROPS ALL INTERNATIONAL FLYING TO MADRID, BARCELONA, AND LONDON GATWICK (LGW). WILL SERVE ROUTES TO BERLIN, DUSSELDORF, HAMBURG, AND COLOGNE/BONN, ASWELL AS FROM BERLIN TO DUSSELDORF, COLOGNE/BONN AND STUTTGART.
(TELEPHONE: (89) 97 59 15 00). (FAX: (89) 97 59 15 03).
APRIL 2002: 850 EMPLOYEES (INCL 196 FC; 351 CA; & 146 MT).
MAIN BASE: MUNICH INTERNATIONAL (MUC).
MAY 2002: EASYJET (EZY) MAKES OFFER TO ACQUIRE DEUTSCHE BA (DBA) FOR $40M.
IN 6/02, TO MALAGA.
June 2002: 737-31S (D-ADBV) painted with "www.flydba.com" with "dba" printed in blue on lower part of lime green tail.
July 2002: 2001 = 1.88B RPK; 60.5% LF; 3.07M PAX; 860 employees (+4.9%).
August 2002: 2 737-329's (23773, D-ADID; 23774, D-ADIE), ex-Sabena (SAB), 3 year Tyco (TCI) leased.
October 2002: 2 737-31S's (29055; 29056), returned to lessor, leased to Air Sahara (SAQ).
November 2002: Easyjet (EZY) plans to acquire Deutsche BA (DBA) in 4/03. Plans to avoid job cuts at (DBA) by increasing the size of its fleet.
December 2002: In 3/03, Hamburg - Nice - Cote d'Azur (daily). Munich - Milan/Rome.
January 2003: Roger Maynard, British Airways (BAB) Director of Investments, and Chairman of dba (DBA), stated that Martin Wyatt, Manager of (BAB)'s operations at London Gatwick (LGW), would replace Adrian Hunt, 57, CEO, who is to retire after 35 years with the (BAB) group. "Mr Wyatt has been appointed to continue the restructuring of (DBA) and to work closely with EasyJet (EZY) pending its decision (in 3/03) on the acquisition.
In 3/03, Stuttgart - Nice (daily). Berlin (Tegel) - Nice. Munich - Malaga.
March 2003: EasyJet (EZY) terminates its option to acquire "dba" formerly Deutsch BA, from British Airways (BAB), blaming inflexible German labor laws and a deteriorating airline market in Germany and aggressive price-cutting by Lufthansa (DLH).
April 2003: 850 employees (incl 196 FC, 351 CA, & 146 MT).
June 2003: British Airways (BAB) sells Deutsche BA (DBA) to German entrepreneur, Hans Rudolf Woehrl and his holding company, Intro Verwaltungsgesellschaft, a German aviation consultancy, and an investment group, for $1.17M. Hans Rudolf Woehrl, was most recently involved with a family-run clothing-store chain in southern Germany, but does have an airline industry background. He stated he plans to get rid of (DBA)'s image as a low-fare domestic operator in a highly competitive market, by expanding beyond the Munich and Berlin hubs to main European cities with quality service at the best price.
Hans Rudolf Worhrl, CEO, immediately demands (DBA)'s 850 workforce take -20% salary cuts, reduced vacation and holiday benefits, or 250-300 jobs will be axed. (DBA) is struggling with overcapacity and has been losing $234K/day.
Changes name from Deutsche BA to "dba."
July 2003: Hamburg/Berlin Tegel - Venice (737-300, daily).
August 2003: Lufthansa (DLH)'s regional partner Eurowings (RFG) has its backing for its low-cost subsidiary, germanwings to counterattack the growing challenge of other low-cost carriers, particularly Ryanair (RYR) and EasyJet (EZY), on its own turf. They do not feel threatened by Air Berlin (BER), dba (DBA), Hapag Lloyd Express (HLX), or Germania (GER) Express. (DLH) is also dribbling onto the market, special low fares for early bookers on its own domestic and cross-border services.
November 2003: Returns to the UK market with Berlin to London Gatwick (737-300, 3/day).
January 2004: Air Berlin's (BER)'s 2003 = 9.6M PAX (+43%) (6.7M PAX), overtaking dba BA (DBA)'s 3.1M PAX, to become the 2nd-largest German carrier behind Lufthansa (DLH).
Dusseldorf - Nice (daily). In summer, charters from Dusseldorf & Berlin (Tegel) to Sarmellek - Balaton.
1 +3 orders 737-3L9's (24221), Germania (GER) leased. 2 737-31S's (3092-29266, D-ADBV; 29267) returned to (GEF), leased to Channel Express (CEX).
February 2004: In 4/04, Munich - Ibiza (3/week).
March 2004: In 4/04, Munich - Nice (daily).
3 737-31S's (29100; 29264; 29265) returned to Deutsche Structured Finance, leased to Aegean (CRM). 2 737-329's (23773; 23774) returned to CIT (TCI). 737-35B (1626-24238, D-AGEE), Germania (GER) leased.
April 2004: 737-31S's (29060) returned to Deutsche Structured Finance. 2 737-500's, ex-Maersk Air (MRS) leased.
May 2004: Is wet-leasing a 737-400 from British Airways (BAB), a B Ae 146-200 from Flightline & WDL Aviation, & a F 100 from Germania (GER).
737-3L9 (2059-25125, D-ADIF), Pembroke (PEB) leased. 737-436 (2244-25843, G-DOCM), British Airways wet-leased.
June 2004: Selected the ProfitLine/Yield Rembrandt revenue management system from Lufthansa (DLH) Systems.
A consortium of 5 German airlines: Air Berlin (BER), Germania (GER), dba (formerly Deutsche BA) (DBA), Windrose Air, & Hapag Lloyd (HAP), are taking steps to take over the operation of Berlin's legendary 3rd airport Tempelhof, which has been scheduled to close soon.
July 2004: Signed up for Amadeus's new-generation inventory management system Altea Plan, joining launch customers Qantas (QAN), British Airways (BAB), and Finnair (FIN).
Contract for Airline Automation's Automated Flight Firming and Super Dupe Snooper.
Will base a 737-300 in Hannover and launch service in 9/04. Munich - Dresden (2/day).
737-35B (24237, D-AGEG), Germania (GER) leased. 737-436 (25843) returned to (BAB), leased to Air One (ADH).
August 2004: Will be ready for a share sale to the public in 2-3 years. The plan is to allow its own staff to purchase holdings ahead of the Initial Public Offering (IPO). dba was bought by Nuremburg-based investment company Intro last year from British Airways (BAB) for # EUR 1/$1.20. dba is expected to return to a profit in the current financial year after a loss in the previous year. It is expanding its network of internal German routes and wants to increase its fleet from 14 to 24 airplanes by 2009 as it competes with Lufthansa (DLH) for business (C) passengers, who account for about two-thirds of dba customers.
September 2004: Munich - Hanover (3/day) & Munich - Dresden (2/day).
15th 737-329 (1412-23775, D-ADII), ex-Sabena (SAB), leased, delivery.
December 2004: Selected Lufthansa Technik (LTK) FOR "C" checks on 737's for next 3 years.
737-5L9 (2998-28996, OY-APL), Maersk (MRS) wet-leased.
January 2005: 737-3M8 (25041, D-ADIJ) delivery.
February 2005: In an agreement that apparently stops short of a full merger, dba (DBA) is to take over the airplanes and routes of Germania Express (GER).
March 2005: Operates 27 airplanes on 16 domestic German routes and 18 international routes. By autumn, it will operate 30 airplanes.
In 4/05, Nurnberg - Dusseldorf.
April 2005: dba (DBA) ia a major German low-fare airline operating scheduled, jet airplane services in the German domestic and European markets. It also operates charter, jet airplane flights for tour operators within Europe and to North Africa.
(IATA) Code: DI - 944. (ICAO) Code: BAG - SPEEDWAY.
Main Base: Munich International (MUC).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Berlin; Cologne; Dresden; Dusseldorf; Hamburg; Hanover; Munich; & Stuttgart.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Ibiza; & Nice.
2 737-31S's (29057; 29058), returned, leased to Thomsonfly (TFY).
May 2005: 2004 Fiscal Year = +# EUR 1M - EUR 2M/+$1.3 - +$2.6M: 3M passengers. Projects 2005 = 4.3M passengers.
Currently operates 27 737-300's & F 100's and offers 125 flight/day.
July 2005: Germania Express (GER), which is owned by businessman Heinrich Bischoff, has quit its stake in dba (DBA) that was taken up last 3/05. Hans Rudolf Woehrl, (DBA) Chairman, and main investor (28%), stated he and Bischoff decided to go their separate ways as shareholders but to continue to work together.
In 9/05, Nuremburg - Berlin (F 100, 3/day) and to Hamburg (F 100, 2/day).
2nd Q = 1.1M passengers (+70%). Projects 2005 = 4.3 - 5M passengers.
August 2005: 737-322 (23951, D-AGEA), Germania (GER) leased.
October 2005: dba (DBA) will start a new Dusseldorf - Hamburg route on November 7. The airline will operate 4 flights on weekdays except Wednesdays with 3 and 1 on weekends. (DBA) will inaugurate nonstop seasonal summer service from Munich to Rimini on March 28th. The airline will operate 2 flights a week, on Tuesdays & Fridays, using a Fokker 100.
Now Germany's 2nd largest scheduled airline, dba (DBA) operates a fleet of 737s. The airline offers a very extensive domestic German network with frequent flights between the cities of Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart. International service is operated to Malaga, Nice and Venice in addition to extensive charter services to many resort destinations mostly around the Mediteranian area.
November 2005: dba (DBA) inaugurated nonstop service from Hamburg to Dusseldorf on November 7. On most weekdays, the airline operates up to 4 flights a day with reduced frequency on weekends. All flights, except 1 Sunday flight operated with a 737-300, are operated with a F 100. dba (DBA) will inaugurate nonstop service from Munich to Paris Orly in April. The airline will operate 2 flights a day on weekdays and 1 on weekends using a 737-300.
(DBA) and Air Berlin (BER) announced that they are exploring an alliance and/or marketing cooperation that may include linking to each other's websites. "Both networks combine perfectly. Ours is based on the domestic point-to-point traffic. Air Berlin (BER)'s focus is on European routes," (DBA) owner Hans Rudolf Woehrl said in a statement. (DBA) pilots already operate some Air Berlin (BER) airplanes. Air Berlin (BER) has become an even bigger player following the strange events of a few weeks ago: Shortly before he died, Germania (GER) founder and CEO Hinrich Bischoff transferred the management responsibility of his airline to Air Berlin (BER) Managing Director Joachim Hunold. (DBA) is leasing 21 airplanes from Germania (GER). (DBA) and Air Berlin (BER) combined operate a fleet of approximately 80 airplanes.
dba (DBA), formerly Deutsche BA, announced its intent to order up to 40 737-700s and dash 800s for delivery beginning next year. Value of the order including options, based on list price, would be approximately $2.1 billion. The deal includes a mix of firm airplanes plus purchase rights and is subject to a final contract being signed.
"We want to grow further. It is our goal to be number one in point-to-point German domestic traffic," Chairman Hans Rudolf Woerhl said in a statement. He added that growth would focus on destinations within 1.5 hours flight time from Germany.
dba (DBA) said it considered buying from Airbus but chose to stick with Boeing as it already employs 737-300s. "We have pilots and technicians with very large experience [with the 737]," Woerhl said. "This know-how would be lost in the case of a fleet conversion."
December 2005: dba (DBA) will inaugurate nonstop service from Munich to Paris Orly on March 1st. The airline will operate 2 flights on weekdays and 1 on weekends with a F 100.
dba (DBA) will inaugurate nonstop service from Munich to Athens on March 27th. The airline will operate 5 flights a week, Monday through Friday, with a F 100.
dba (DBA) will inaugurate nonstop service from Munich to Thessaloniki on March 27th. The airline will operate 4 flights a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, with a F 100.
dba (DBA) will inaugurate nonstop service from Munich to Rimini on March 28th. The airline will operate 2 flights a week, on Tuesdays & Fridays, with a F 100.
February 2006: Adrian Hunt, formerly CEO of dba (DBA) died on December 23 of a heart attack. A former British Airways (BAB) veteran, he launched (dba) as a (BAB) subsidiary as a low-fares carrier in 2002.
Germany's dba (DBA) announced that investor Lutz Helmig has taken a 25.1% stake in the airline through his company Aton GmbH. (DBA) said the deal will double its capital to €20 million/$23.9 million. Helmig founded the Helios Kliniken hospital chain before selling it to Fresenius AG, according to the Associated Press.
Helmig becomes (DBA)'s second-largest shareholder after owner Hans Rudolph Woehrl (59.9%), who bought the airline from British Airways (BAB) in 2003. Remaining investors are (DBA)'s two Managing Directors, Martin Gauss and Peter Wojahn, each of whom holds 7.5%.
For the fiscal year ending March 31, (DBA) anticipates a +40% increase in passengers to 4.3 million. Turnover is expected to be more than €400 million. For the 2006 - 2007 financial year, it is forecasting turnover of €500 million while boardings could grow by +30% to more then 5.5 million. Last autumn, the carrier ordered 40 737-700s.
(DBA) will start Munich - Paris Orly services this spring and said several new domestic routes will be opened as well. dba (DBA) has announced plans to launch a new route between Hamburg and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden. (DBA) has given up plans to start new routes from Munich to Florence and to resume its Berlin Tegel - Bastia and
Cologne/Bonn - Tbilisi routes.
dba (DBA), days after announcing that it doubled its capital through the sale of a 25.1% stake to investor Lutz Helmig, acquired a 60% share of charter carrier (LTU) through majority owner Hans Rudolf Woehrl's Intro Verwaltungs investment group, creating a low-cost alliance it hopes can compete with Lufthansa (DLH). (DBA) will handle domestic operations in Germany while Dusseldorf-based (LTU) will focus on international services. The remaining 40% of (LTU) will continue to be held by German firm Rewe Group and the two airlines do not plan to merge. "Inasmuch as both companies have an outstanding infrastructure for their differing business models, it would be pointless to change anything," Intro CEO Peter Oncken said. The value of the deal was not released.
(LTU) said in a statement that the carriers' route networks "dovetail ideally" with one another and that even though (LTU) has been struggling financially, (DBA) considered the charter airline a valuable asset. "Although the company has suffered serious losses in recent years, these losses are attributable to anemic value creation rather than faulty strategy," Woehrl said in a statement, adding that no layoffs will be required "if (LTU)'s personnel support the required restructuring measures in a proactive and flexible manner."
The carrier operates a fleet of nine A320-200s, four A321-200s, seven A330-200s and four A330-300s and flies to North America with a concentration in the Caribbean, southern Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka and a host of destinations throughout the Mediterranean. Supervisory board Chairman Wolfgang van Betteray, who holds 49.9% of the airline, said, "(DBA) is the ideal partner for (LTU)."
March 2006: dba (DBA) signed a three-year contract with SR Technics (SWS) for support of the Honeywell (APU)s installed on its Boeing fleet. Service will be provided at SR Technics (SWS)'s (TEL) Dublin facility.
(DBA) opens its 20th German domestic route May 8, when it launches Dusseldorf - Dresden, twice-daily service.
May 2006: (LTU) German Airlines unveiled a new strategy focused on long-haul routes and business travelers. The carrier will concentrate on its Munich and Dusseldorf hubs, where partner (DBA) will provide feeder services for domestic routes. (DBA) acquired a 60% share of (LTU) in February. According to the new plan, which (LTU) hopes to begin implementing late this year, it will add one A330-200 to its fleet per year. It currently operates seven A330-200s, four A330-300s and 15 A320s/A321s. (LTU) said it is seeking to cut annual costs by -€45 million/-$56.8 million this year and is in talks with unions representing its workers on potential cost-saving plans. It said reduced costs also could come from increased synergies with (DBA) and greater operating efficiency.
June 2006: Dba (DBA) purchased the remaining 40% stake in (LTU) German Airlines held by Rewe Group through the Intro Verwaultungs investment concern, belonging to Hans Rudolf Woehrl, dba (DBA)'s largest shareholder. Intro now owns 100% of (LTU), having acquired a 60% share of the struggling charter carrier in a deal announced in February. Woehrl will face difficulties attempting to implement a -€45 million/-$57.3 million cost-cutting program at (LTU). According to Handelsblatt, (LTU) employees are unwilling to agree to a further -€15 million in salary cuts. Unions reportedly want to have a clearer picture of (LTU)'s future before discussing more concessions. The airline is struggling with high fuel costs and increasing pressure from low-cost carriers. It still has room to expand its network, however. From the start of the winter season, it will offer services to Bangkok from Munich (thrice-weekly) and Dusseldorf (DUS) (four-times-weekly) and a weekly (DUS) - Samana, Dominican Republic, flight.
Dba (DBA) launched thrice-weekly Stuttgart - Moscow Domodedovo flights aboard an F 100.
July 2006: Germany's leading carriers, in an effort to strengthen their lobbying position with political and economic institutions, have transformed the old Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Luftfahrtunternehmen into the Bundesverband der Deutschen Fluggesellschaften (BDF). The new association includes Air Berlin (BER), Condor Airlines (CDF), dba (DBA), Eurowings/Germanwings (RFG), Germania (GER), Hamburg International (HAU), Hapagfly (HAP), (LTU) German Airlines, and Lufthansa (DLH). The carriers operate more than 500 airplanes, employ approximately 100,000 and serve nearly 100 million passengers annually. Air Berlin (BER) CEO, Joachim Hunold was named (BDF) president.
August 2006: Air Berlin (BER), Germany's second-biggest carrier after Lufthansa (DLH), said that it will take over 100% of dba (DBA), the country's No 3 airline.
The contract was signed in Munich by dba (DBA) owner, Hans Rudolf Woehrl and Air Berlin (BER) CEO, Joachim Hunold after several weeks of secret negotiations and is subject to approval from competition authorities. Dba (DBA) acquired (LTU) German Airlines just two months ago and that carrier is expected to follow its new parent under the (BER) umbrella.
Hunold said the price was "a middle-double-digit euro million deal" and that no capital increase is necessary. He added that the airlines' respective networks fit perfectly with no overlaps. Dba (DBA) will operate independently from Air Berlin (BER) but airplanes will be repainted in (BER)'s white-and-maroon livery and read "powered by dba (DBA)." Martin Gauss and Peter Wojahn will remain as Managing Directors at dba (DBA) and a (BER) spokesperson said that "there is no cutting of staff planned."
Schedules should be integrated fully with the summer timetable starting April 1, with dba (DBA)'s domestic routes folding into (BER)'s European network. Dba (DBA)'s slots at Munich and Dusseldorf, where (BER) could not grow any further, were a critical component of the deal. Additional synergies will be implemented through joint orders, yield management, logistics and the entree for dba (DBA) to 13,000 German travel agencies.
Air Berlin (BER) and dba (DBA) expect to transport 20 million passengers this year and (BER) has no plans to cancel dba (DBA)'s order for 25 737NGs scheduled to begin delivering in 2008, according to the spokesperson, who said that "dba (DBA) got a very good price for that deal from Boeing and we need those airplanes for further growth."
(BER) earned a +€30 million/+$38.4 million profit in the second quarter, Hunold said, following a first quarter in which it lost -€31 million. It operates 58 airplanes and expects a profitable year. Dba (DBA) operates 29 airplanes and transported 4.3 million passengers in its last fiscal year with turnover of €404 million.
Dba (DBA) is increasing Munich - Bremen frequency to thrice-daily from September 2. The carrier is operating on 21 German routes and expects a total of around 5 million passengers for the current business year, up +16.3% over the prior year.
Worldspan announced finalization of multiyear full-content distribution agreements with Air Moldova (MOL), Aegean Airlines (CRM), AeroSvit Airlines (UKA), Air Burkina (VBW), Arkia Israel Airlines (ARK), Aurigny Air Services, dba (DBA), Eos Airlines (EOS), Transaero Airlines (TRX), and VLM Airlines.
September 2006: Air Berlin (BER) said that competition authorities approved its takeover of dba (DBA) without restrictions. (BER) CEO, Joachim Hunold now will chair dba (DBA)'s board. Starting this week, dba (DBA) flights can be booked through (BER)'s website and call center.
Air Berlin (BER) said dba (DBA) passengers can earn miles with (BER)'s frequent-flier program beginning November 1. (Ber) purchased dba (DBA) last month.
October 2006: Air Berlin (BER) said joint check-in facilities with dba (DBA) will be available from November 2. "The integration of dba (DBA) into our company is completed. Now we have to repaint the airplanes," Air Berlin (BER) CEO, Joachim Hunold said in an statement.
November 2006: dba (DBA) 737-36Q (30333, D-ADIA) has been repainted in Air-Berlin (BER) livery - see photo.
Air Berlin (BER) said that it intends to buy 60 737-800s and revealed that dba (DBA), which it agreed to acquire in August, placed an order earlier this year for 15 737-700s.
Boeing said the combined value of the 75 airplanes is $5.1 billion and noted that Air Berlin (BER) also has 10 unfilled 737-700s from a dba (DBA) order announced in 2005. Overall, (BER) expects to take delivery of 85 737NGs valued at $5.7 billion from November 2007 through 2014. The manufacturer said it is "in the process of finalizing the order for the 60" 737-800s.
(BER) CEO, Joachim Hunold said the large order enables the airline to get "a favorable delivery price for the long term" and that "the new planes are meant to replace expiring leasing contracts and secure future growth." (BER) plans to "renew our fleet every six to eight years in order to be able to deploy the least noise-polluting and the most fuel-efficient and cost-efficient airplanes." It currently operates 62 airplanes, while dba (DBA)'s fleet comprises 29 planes.
December 2006: Air-Berlin (BER) and its dba (DBA) subsidiary, transported 1.4 million passengers in November, up +8.5% on the year-ago month. Load factor rose +1.1 points to 68.7% LF.
February 2007: Air-Berlin (BER) reported a 2006 net profit of +€50.1 million/+$65.9 million, a dramatic reversal from the -€115.9 million loss in 2005. "Despite the costs of going public and the integration of dba (DBA) . . . our net profit even exceeded the expectations of most analysts," (BER) CEO, Joachim Hunold said. Sales rose +28.6% to €1.57 billion and operating income was +€64.1 million, compared to a -€5.5 million loss in the prior year. The carrier will release detailed results on March 27.
Air-Berlin (BER) said the dba (DBA) brand will disappear from the market by April 1, once the subsidiary is fully integrated. (BER) acquired dba (DBA) last summer. Dba (DBA)'s network, check-in facilities and administration already have been combined with (BER)'s. The airlines flew a combined 1.2 million passengers in January, up +8.7% from the first month of 2006. Load factor rose +1.9 points to 64.9% LF.
March 2007: Seven months after solidifying its position in Germany with the purchase of dba (DBA), Air-Berlin (BER) established itself as the fourth-largest carrier in Europe with the acquisition of leisure carrier (LTU), for which it will pay €140 million. The deal, which is subject to approval from competition authorities, includes a provision requiring Air-Berlin (BER) to assume €200 million in (LTU) debts. (BER) also announced its intention to buy 49% of Swiss carrier Belair (BLB). Its expansion gained traction with last summer's acquisition of dba (DBA) and speculation concerning (LTU)'s fate continued even as that airline explored a partnership with Condor (CDF). (BER) expects the merger to drive annual synergies of up to €100 million. (LTU) will remain independent and maintain its name and management personnel. In a statement, (BER) CEO, Joachim Hunold ruled out other job losses. (LTU)'s European routes will be integrated into (BER)'s network. "Many of our clients wanted (BER) to offer long-haul routes. Now we can do that, in addition to our German and European networks," Hunold said.
Condor (CDF) will be involved as a codeshare partner as (BER) ends its relationship with TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX). "Schedules of both carriers will fit perfectly together," Condor (CDF) Managing Director, Ralf Teckentrup said. Condor (CDF) operates 36 airplanes and flew 7.8 million passengers last year. (LTU) operates 15 A320s/A321s and 11 A330s/A340s, employs 2,244 and transported 5.3 million passengers in 2006. Air-Berlin (BER) carried 16.8 million passengers aboard 93 airplanes and has 4,000 staff.
No further details were offered about (BER)'s interest in Belair (BLB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hotelplan Group, that in turn is a subsidiary of Migros. Belair operates two 757-200s and one 767-300ER. It is suffering from competition from Low Cost Carriers (LCC)s and a small seasonal domestic market, especially for charter carriers.
June 2007: Air-Berlin (BER) announced executive changes at its dba (DBA) subsidiary. Former Lufthansa (DLH), Hapag-Lloyd (HAP), and TUI (TUG) executive, Wolfgang Kurth will Head the Technology & Finance Departments, and former Etihad Airways (EHD) VP Operations, Helmut Weixler will lead Flight Operations. Managing Directors, Martin Gauss (Operative Personnel & Commercial Department), and Peter Wojahn (Technology, Finance & Personnel) will leave the company.
August 2007: Air-Berlin (BER) announced the creation of a new, independent maintenance and engineering company, that will combine its own Air-Berlin Technik (ABT) Berlin division, 600 employees working for (LTU) in Dusseldorf and Munich, (BER) employees in Dusseldorf, and 130 dba (DBA)-Technik workers in Munich. The new company, Air-Berlin (BER) Technik (ABT), will employ 1,100. The (LTU) workers and (BER)'s employees in Dusseldorf will comprise Air-Berlin (BER) Luftfahrttechnik Dusseldorf, a subsidiary of (ABT).
(BER) said (ABT) will service the airline's fleet of 130 airplanes and will look to develop third-party business. "Air-Berlin (BER) is hoping that by merging these technical operations, it will achieve better utilization of the facilities at the individual sites, and a reduction in technical costs. The intention is also to separate these activities from seasonal flight operations," the airline said.
September 2007: Air-Berlin (BER) reported that a general agreement on employment conditions was accepted for the 133 pilots (FC) of its dba (DBA) subsidiary by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilot union. Members of (VC) will vote on the accord by mid-September.
October 2007: Munich and Frankfurt airports will introduce a charge of EU3 /$4.24 per kg of nitrous oxide emissions for all airlines landing there effective January 1. The airports noted that the fee will not generate additional airport revenue, as it will be offset by "an equivalent reduction in the weight-based component of the airport charge." Munich Airport CEO, Michael Kerkloh said the program "will achieve two effects. We create an incentive for airlines to operate airplanes with the lowest possible NOx emissions and send a long-term signal to manufacturers to forge ahead with technological innovation." The pilot project, which will run for three years, was developed by the German Airport Transport Initiative in consultation with the Ministry of Transport, Building & Urban Affairs.
November 2007: Double-digit passenger growth rates helped Air-Berlin (BER) "claw back" from a disappointing second quarter, CEO, Joachim Hunold said as the German Low Cost Carrier (LCC) reported third-quarter earnings of +€60.8 million/+$89.5 million, up +57.2% from the +€38.7 million reported in the year-ago period. Hunold called the result "gratifying" - - the carrier had expected net profit of +€48 to +€57 million - - but said the figures still "put us in the lowest bracket of our planning for the nine-month period" owing to weather-related losses in the second quarter, and the delayed integration of (LTU), which is "costing us hard cash." He admitted that the realization of synergies is behind schedule and revealed that "(LTU) will be a zero-sum game on the bottom line in 2007." (BER) incurred €13.2 million in one-time integration and restructuring charges.
Third-quarter revenue rose +68.1% to €857.5 million, against a +73.3% increase in expenses to €791.9 million, sending operating result up +28.4% to +€69.8 million. Passenger numbers climbed +12% to 8.1 million, while traffic grew +10.5% to 12.42 billion (RPK)s, and capacity was up +8.5% to 14.85 billion (ASK)s. Load factor rose +2.3 points to 83.7% LF. At quarter's end, the (BER) mainline, (LTU), and dba (DBA) were operating 126 airplanes to 99 destinations. CFO, Ulf Huttmeyer said competition, new routes, increasing frequencies, and promotional pricing, combined to lower revenue per passenger by -4% to €106, and unit revenue by -1.2% to 5.77 euro cents. "Nevertheless, this development was significantly more stable than in the second quarter," he said.
Nine-month net profit of +€31.5 million represented a -16.4% decline from the +€37.7 million reported in the year-ago period. Operating profit fell -21.5% to +€32.5 million. "We have now laid the foundations for optimally positioning ourselves strategically for the future. As of now, we will concentrate on cutting additional costs. 2008 will be the year of increased profit for the Air-Berlin (BER) Group," Hunold said.
Air-Berlin (BER) named dba (DBA) Flight Operations Head, Helmut Weixler as (LTU)'s Managing Director Flight Operations & Accountable Manager. CEO, Joachim Hunold also added the title of (LTU) Chairman. He ceded the duties of (BER) accountable manager to Karl Lotz.
Fresh from its acquisition of dba (DBA) and (LTU), Air-Berlin (BER) has taken another major step towards consolidation in the German market by agreeing to take over Condor (CDF) as part os a share-swap deal with Thomas Cook (JMA). If the deal goes ahead, Air-Berlin (BER) will become Germany's second biggest carrier, and will be propelled into the European top five. (BER) will acquire a 75.1% stake in Condor (CDF) directly from Thomas Cook in February 2009, subject to regulatory approval. At the same time, Thomas Cook (JMA) plans to acquire the remaining 24.9% of Condor (CDF) from Lufthansa (DLH), and will pass this stake onto Air-Berlin (BER) in February 2010. In return, Thomas Cook (JMA) will receive between 380 million/$533 million and 475 million worth of Air-Berlin (BER) shares as well as about 120 million in cash, giving the tour operator up to a 29.99% stake in the German carrier. Thomas Cook (JMA) joint CEO, Manny Fontenla-Novoa says there are "categorically no plans" to further increase this stake in the future.
Condor (CDF) presently operates a fleet of 35 airplanes, comprising 13 737s, 9 767-300s, and 13 A320s. The carrier's network includes a range of short- and long-haul destinations, which it operates from its Frankfurt base and Munich hub. "This step makes sense, especially following the takeover of (LTU), since it will enable us to offer our clients a more tightly meshed long-haul flight network," said Air-Berlin (BER) CEO, Joachim Hunold.
In August, Air-Berlin (BER) got the green light for its 140 million acquisition of (LTU). As part of the integration process, (BER) has decided to drop the (LTU) brand name on most of its routes. "We will continue to flu under the (LTU) logo on traditional long-haul leisure flights, for example, to South Africa, Cuba, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic. However, this will not apply to our medium-haul flights and our new long-hail business (C) flights," explained Hunold - see attached "Market Chart Nov07."
January 2008: German travel conglomerate TUI (TUG) announced that it signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Lufthansa (DLH) to combine their Low Cost Carrier (LCC) subsidiaries under one "joint and independent holding company." TUI (TUG) owns TUIfly, the combination of Hapag-Lloyd Flug (HAP) and Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX), while Lufthansa (DLH) partners with Germanwings (RFG) and Eurowings (EWG), along with Albrecht Knauf Industriebeteiligung. The latter also signed the (MOU), TUI (TUG) said. "Agence France Presse" said a mid-2009 timeframe for finalization is TUI (TUG)'s target. No other details were released, and TUI (TUG) said a binding agreement will depend on "a due diligence process and negotiations of the specific details," as well as the approval of antitrust authorities. The combination is likely designed to counter the growing domestic influence of airberlin (BER), which has expanded with the acquisitions of (LTU) and dba (DBA).
March 2008: Air Berlin (BER)'s acquisition of (LTU) has proven to be costly, as (BER) reported a steep drop in full-year profit to +€11 million/+$16.9 million from the +€50.1 million earned in 2006. "We are right on track with the (LTU) integration," CEO, Joachim Hunold said as (BER) released preliminary financial figures. "Although the preliminary earnings for 2007 did not meet our expectations, we have reason to be optimistic for 2008." He said capacity utilization and unit revenue improved "significantly" through February, and he was "pleased" with bookings.
Full-year revenue rose +61% to €2.54 billion, but operating profit plunged -66.5% to +€21.5 million from +€64.2 million, owing to "one-time charges in the double-digit millions resulting from the delayed (LTU) integration, and issues associated with the technical integration of the Information Technology (IT) systems." (BER) also said that "the expected compensation from releasing certain reserves could not be realized," without elaborating. A detailed financial report is due March 31.
Dusseldorf International will invest €300 million in infrastructure upgrades in order to offer shorter connecting times and compete more effectively with other European hubs. (DUS) is looking to increase the percentage of passengers flying long-haul to 20% from 10%. It is the third-busiest airport in Germany with 17.8 million passengers last year.
June 2008: airBerlin (BER) recently appointed former dba (DBA) Managing Director, Wolfgang Kurth to the board and made him responsible for airBerlin Technik as Head Engineering Group (BER)/(DBA)/(LTU).
October 2008: AirBerlin (BER) confirmed that it will absorb its dba (DBA) subsidiary by November 30, ending branded flying by the carrier (BER) acquired two years ago. Dba (DBA) operates nine airplanes and three of its 737-300s will leave the (BER) fleet entirely. Dba (DBA)'s 120 pilots (FC) and 175 cabin crew (CA) will be transferred elsewhere within (BER) or offered buyouts.
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JOACHIM HUNOLD, CHAIRMAN (9/06).
WOLFGANG KURTH, HEAD ENGINEERING GROUP (BER)/(DBA)/(LTU) & AIRBERLIN TECHNIK, EX-(DLH)/(HAP)/(TUG) (6/08).
HELMUT WEIXLER, HEAD FLIGHT OPERATIONS, EX-(EHD) (6/07) & MANAGING DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (LTU) (11/07).
MARTIN GAUSS, JOINT CEO (MUCWWDI) (firstname.lastname@example.org), LEAVES THE COMPANY (6/07), BECOMES CEO OF (HGA) (4/09).
AMKE HEESEL, FINANCE DIRECTOR.
MARK ELLIOTT, DIRECTOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (7/00) (MUCWWDI) (email@example.com).
MICHAEL GRIMME, DIRECTOR MARKETING & SALES.
MARKUS GANZMANN, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.
CAPTAIN KLAUS KROPF, DIRECTOR FLIGHT SAFETY (MUCWWDI)
KLAUS FISCHER, COMMERCIAL DEVEOPMENT DIRECTOR.
GISELA KLINKE, HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR.
ALEXANDER MAIR, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.
WILLI BACKMUND, MANAGER MAINTENANCE (4/98).
AXEL CARTSBURG, MANAGER MATERIAL & LOGISTICS.