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Name: HAMBURG AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: HAU
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: HAMBURG
Country: GERMANY
Employees 215
Web: hamburg-international.de
Email: contact@hamburg-international.de
Telephone: +49 40 500 5010
Fax: +49 40 500 50111
Sita: HAMHIXH
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ESTABLISHED IN 1998 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1999. FORMED BY GROUP OF EX-HAMBURG AIRLINES EMPLOYEES. INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
OBENHAUPSTRASSE 3
HAMBURG 22335, 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.

APRIL 1999: HOLIDAY CHARTERS FROM SMALL GERMAN AIRPORTS, INCLUDING LUBECK, BREMEN, HANNOVER, SAARBRUCKEN, BADEN-SOLLINGEN, & ERFURT, TO POPULAR RESORT DESTINATIONS IN SPAIN, GREECE, AND TURKEY.

ALL SEATS SOLD BY GERMAN TOUR OPERATOR NECKERMAN.

1 737-73S (29082), PEMBROKE (PEB) 5 YEAR LEASED. PLANS FOR 4 737-700'S, LEASED, 150 PASSENGERS (PAX).

AUGUST 1999: OPERATES FOR GERMAN TOUR COMPANIES: NUR, TUI, AND OEGER TOURS. GERMAN CONGLOMERATE SCHMIDER KLEISER HOLDINGS HAS 51% STAKE WITH PRIVATE INVESTORS HOLDING REST.

2ND 737-700 BY END OF 1999.

OCTOBER 1999: 2ND 737-73S (392-29083, D-AWOH), PEMMBROKE (PEB) 7 YEAR LEASED .

DECEMBER 1999: 737-73S (29083, D-AWOH) SUB-LEASED TO LUFTHANSA (DLH), BASED AT MUNICH, FOR 6 MONTHS.

MARCH 2000: IN SUMMER, SAARBRUCKEN - IBIZA (WEEKLY FOR NECKERMANN TOURS); BERLIN (SCHOENEFELD)/FRANKFURT/MUNICH TO FAGERNES (WEEKLY, TROLL TOURS); KASSEL - PALMA DE MALLORCA (WEEKLY NECKERMANN/TUI); NUREMBERG - PALMA DE MALLORCA (WEEKLY FOR NECKERMANN); ROSTOCK - PALMA DE MALLORCA (WEEKLY, NECKERMANN/TUI COLOGNE/HAMBURG - KOS (WEEKLY, NECKERMANN).

APRIL 2000: 65 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 27 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 16 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 3 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

HUBS: SAARBRUCKEN, LUBECK, AND LUXEMBOURG. SITA: HAMHIXH.

(http://www.hamburg-international.de).

(contact@hamburg-international.de).

JULY 2000: (MOU) 1 ORDER (4/01) 737-700, CIT AEROSPACE (TCI) LEASED.

ANXIOUSLY AWAITS RECEIPT OF "NEW" CUSTOMER SERVICES GENERAL TERMS AGREEMENT (CSGTA) WHICH WILL COVER USE OF "myboeingfleet.com." HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL (HAU) EXPECTS TO GREATLY REDUCE CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE WORKLOAD, BY "GOING" ALL DIGITAL, WITH THEIR BOEING DOCUMENTATION.

SEPTEMBER 2000: EXPLORING POSSIBILITY OF 1 AIRPLANE OPERATIONS ON ROUTES BETWEEN CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH AMERICA DURING 1ST Q 2001, TO OPTIMIZE USE OF AIRPLANES DURING WINTER (LOW) SEASON. EVALUATING SERVICES TO CHILE, BRAZIL, CUBA, AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. PLANS FOR AIRPLANE TO ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO IN 12/00, AND RETURN IN EARLY 3/01.

DECEMBER 2000: BUYS 49% OF HAMBURG-CHILE, OPERATING 1 737-700, 1 - 3/01 CHARTER SERVICE FROM SANTIAGO, CHILE TO DESTINATIONS IN BRAZIL AND THE CARIBBEAN. PLANS TO ACQUIRE 1 737-400 LEASED FOR HAMBURG-CHILE OPERATIONS, IN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SUMMER, AND IN EUROPE, FOR NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SUMMER.

FEBRUARY 2001: 737-73S (29083), WET-LEASED TO HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL CHILE. OPERATES SANTIAGO TO RIO DE JANEIRO, SALVADOR DE BAHIA, & VIA GUAYAQUIL, TO CANCUN, VARADERO, PUNTA CANA, AND ISLA MARGARITA.

APRIL 2001: HUBS AT LUBECK, LUXEMBOURG, SAARBRUCKEN - ENSHEIM.

1 737-7BK, CIT AEROSPACE (TCI) LEASED (812-30617, D-AHIC).

SEPTEMBER 2001: HAS CONTRACT WITH LUFTHANSA TECHNIK (LTK) (DLH) FOR ALL MAINTENANCE.

JANUARY 2002: PLANS TO OPERATE 4 737-700'S FOR SUMMER SEASON. WILL NOT IMPLEMENT A CHILEAN OPERATION THIS WINTER.

April 2002: 75 employees (including 52 FC; 37 CA; & 6 MT).

(Telephone: +49 40 500 5010). (FAX: +49 40 500 5011).

Main Base: Hamburg airport (HAM).

Hubs: Saarbrucken-Ensheim (SCN); Lubeck (LBC); & Luxembourg (LUX).

Subsidiaries: Hamburg Chile (49%).

SITA: HAMHIXH.

4th 737-700 (D-AHID), ex-Azzurra Air (AZR), Pembroke (PEB) leased.

September 2002: To base 1 737-700 at Larlsruhe/Baden-Baden for the winter season.

December 2002: 2 orders (2/03) 737-73S's (29079; 29081), ex-Sun Express (SNS), Pembroke (PEB) leased. Will operate on behalf of Air Berlin (BER) "City Shuttle" using (BER) cabin crews.

January 2003: 1 737-73S (215-29081, D-AHIE), Pembroke (PEB) leased, delivery.

March 2003: Increased (HAU) engineering staff to 5.

115 employees (including 32 Flight Crew (FC), 51 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 115 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

737-73S (D-AHIF), Pembroke (PEB) leased, with pre-delivery maintenance check at Turkish Airlines (THY). 737-7S3 (29082), wet-leased to Air Berlin (BER).

April 2003: 737-73S (30617), wet-leased to Air Berlin (BER).

July 2003: 170 employees. SITA: HAMHHXH.

August 2003: Will base a 737-700 in Pristina from the end of 10/03 for operation as Kosova Airlines (KOS), the national airline of Kosovo in cooperation with Eurokoha, a tour operator.

December 2003: Hamburg International (HAU) has been appointed as the designated carrier of Kosovo by the United Nations (UN) mission in Kosovo for a 1st period of 3 years. This enables (HAU) to serve more destinations directly from Pristina. Starts its commencing flights to Zurich (737-700) as part of a joint service with Kosova Airlines (KOS), a brand name of the tour operator, Eurokoha.

April 2004: 737-73S (29082) & 737-7BK (30617) returned from Air Berlin (BER).

May 2004: 165 employees (including 36 Flight Crew (FC), 76 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 9 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

May 2005: 200 employees.

February 2006: Hamburg International (HAU), a German charter airline, ordered 14/6 A319s. The contract was signed in December, Airbus said. Engine choice and delivery dates were not announced. The carrier currently operates six leased 737-700s, which it will replace with the new airplanes.

The airline was established in 1998 and operates on behalf of tour operators and charterers and also provides executive charter and corporate flight operations. Ten of the new A319s will be operated "on European charter routes as well as on dedicated international flights to Africa, Asia and the Middle East," Airbus (EDS) stated. They will be configured for 150 passengers in a single-class layout.

April 2006: Hamburg International (HAU) finalized its $170 million order for (CFM56-5B)s to power 14 A319s. It will take delivery of the airplanes in 2008 - 2009. They will serve European charter routes and dedicated flights to Africa, and the Middle East.

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.

737-33A (23827, D-AHIG), ex-Euro Atlantic (MAE), Norwaybank leased.

October 2006: Hamburg International (HAU) flies passenger charters from Germany and Luxembourg under contract from European tour operators, and also operates to Mediterranean holiday resorts from smaller European cities. Specialized ad hoc charters and subservices are also undertaken.

Employees = 215 (including 63 Flight Crew (FC); Cabin Attendants (CA), & 15 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: 4R. (ICAO) Code: HHI (Callsign - HAMBURG JET).

Parent organization/shareholders: Management and local venture capitalists (100%).

Owns: Hamburg Chile (49%); Kosova Airlines (KOS).

Main Base: Hamburg Airport (HAM).

Hubs: Luxembourg airport (LUX); Pristina airport (PRN); Friedrichshafen airport (FDH); & Saarbrucken Ensheim airport (SCN).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Karlsruhe/Baden Baden; & Munich.

International, scheduled destinations: Agadir; Luxembourg; & Palma de Mallorca.

June 2007: Hamburg International (HAU) begins weekly Weeze - Erbil service on June 21. The carrier has served the Iraqi city from Munich and Frankfurt since 2005.

August 2007: Lufthansa (DLH) Technik (LTK) and Hamburg International Airlines (HAU) signed Total Component Support and Total Engine Support contracts covering the carrier's soon-to-be-delivered 10 A319s. Deals are 10 years, and worth approximately €50 million/$68.2 million. (HAU) will take delivery of its first new A319 in January.

January 2008: Hamburg International (HAU) signed a firm order for two additional A319s, while taking delivery of a previously ordered 150-seat, A319-111 (3364, D-AHIH), powered by (CFM56)s. The charter airline now has ordered 16 A319s.

The A319-111 (3364, D-AHIH), will be based at Munich.

A319-111 (3364, D-AHIH), delivery - SEE PHOTO - "HAU-A319-JAN08."

February 2008: Hamburg International (HAU) operates as an independent charter airline, operating on behalf of tour operators and on an ad hoc basis, as well as corporate activity.

A319-111 (3403, D-AHII), delivery.

April 2008: Turkish Technic (THY) reached agreement with Hamburg International (HAU) for re-delivery maintenance on three 737-700s.

May 2008: A319-111 (3533, D-AHIJ), delivery.

November 2008: Hamburg International (HAU) is to establish a summer base at Weeze Airport in the Niederrhein (Lower Rhineland) of Western Germany. The charter carrier served the facility this summer, but from next spring, it will position a single airplane there for flights to Antalya, Bourgas, Corfu, Faro, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, Sharm El Sheikh, and Tenerife.

March 2009: A319-112 (3818, D-AHIM), delivery.

April 2009: A319-112 (3853, D-AHIN), delivery.

May 2009: 2 A319-112s (3872, D-AHIO; 3895, D-AHIP), deliveries.

June 2009: A319-112 (3950, D-AHIQ), delivery.

August 2009: Hamburg International Airlines (HAU) plans to open new bases in the UK and Austria, expanding beyond its eight bases in Germany. "With our future fleet of between 13 and 15 airplanes, we cannot grow anymore just in the German market," Managing Director Norbert Grella said. "We have to look outside [the country]." He described (HAU) "as a hybrid airline" that operates not only scheduled services but tour operations. (HAU) offers flights on unconventional routes, including between Germany and Iraq. Its fleet comprises eight A319s and one 737-700. Two additional A319s and one 737 are on dry lease to other carriers. "Depending on the market situation, we expect to add two more A319s in 2011," he said. The first base outside Germany could be in the Austrian city of Linz, with flights offered there beginning in the 2010 summer.

February 2010: Hamburg International (HAU) has launched new services from several German airports:
Berlin Schönefeld - Sofia: weekly A319-100 service (already launched);
Cologne/Bonn - Hurghada: 2x weekly A319-100 service starting on May 1;
Cologne/Bonn - Marsa Alam: weekly A319-100 service (already launched);
Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel - Hurghada: weekly A319-100 service starting on May 1;
Münster/Osnabrück - Palma de Mallorca: 2x weekly A319-100 service starting on May 6.

October 2010: The German aviation authority, Luftfahrt Bundesamt revoked Hamburg International Airlines (HAU)’s Air Operators Certificate (AOC), a day after (HAU) suspended operations and filed for bankruptcy. (HAU) had applied for insolvency in the Hamburg District Court. According to German media reports, (HAU) that was established in 1998, canceled flights from Nurenberg, Dresden, Bremen, and Hamburg.

(HAU) was looking for new investors and had hoped to continue with a much smaller fleet. (HAU) operated one 737-700 and eight A319s and generated an annual turnover of nearly €130 million/$180 million.

In 2009, Managing Director, Norbert Grella described (HAU) to the Air Transport World magazine "as a hybrid airline" that operated a mix of scheduled services and tour operations. (HAU) operated flights on unconventional routes, including offering service between Germany and Iraq.

July 2012: (GECAS) (GEF) has delivered one leased A320 to Hamburg Airways (HAU).

December 2012: XL Airways Germany (SGU) temporarily suspended operations for the winter season from December 14.

Three 737-800s have been wet-leased to North America’s charter CanJet Airlines (CNJ) for the winter season until May 2013; two 737-800s will be stored at Cologne Bonn Airport.

Hamburg Airways (HAU) will take over the remaining charter contracts for XL Airways Germany (SGU).

It is unclear if (SGU) plans to resume operations in the summer with its own air operator’s certificate (AOC), which has also been temporarily suspended.

(SGU) is considering further developing its cooperation with Hamburg Airways (HAU). “In our business, it is important to work together. In terms of fleet size as well network development, XL Germany (SGU) and Hamburg Airways (HAU) would fit perfectly together,” Managing Director, Bertolt Flick said.

February 2013: German airports Hamburg and Cologne faced more flight disruptions and cancellations on February 15th, the second day of strikes by security staff over pay, Trade union Verdi said. The strike started February 15th and continued through the day.

Dusseldorf Airport said it had to cancel 200 flights, affecting several thousand travelers as 400 workers walked off the job. Hamburg airport announced 103 cancellations.

Verdi called for a +33% increase in pay for around 1,000 security personnel employed by private firms at the two airports. It said talks with the Federal Association of Security Industry had not reached an agreement. German airports were also impacted in January by strike action.

February 2013: Jet2 ((IATA) Code: LS, based at Leeds/Bradford International (LBA)) (JT2) will wet-lease two instead of just one 737-800 from Czech partner Travel Service Airlines ((IATA) Code: QS, based at Prague Ruzyne (PRG)) (TSF) next summer season with one airplane each based at East Midlands (EMA) and Leeds/Bradford International (LBA). Jet2 (JT2) has decided to extend its contract with Travel Service (TSF) to a second airplane for the summer season while instead giving up plans to wet-lease an A320-200 from Hamburg Airways ((IATA) Code: HK, based at Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel (HAM)) (HAU) for its East Midlands operations.

January 2015: Hamburg Airways (HAU) has filed for temporary administration under Germany’s laws.

On January 12 a local lawyer, Dr Sven-Holger Undritz, was appointed as temporary administrator of (HAU). The court also appointed a creditors committee, which is expected to convene shortly.

Management sources said the move is linked to ongoing discussions with creditors, as well as existing and new investors. An agreement between major creditors, shareholders and the carrier is expected in the next few weeks. A company source said an agreement would clear the way for the temporary administration to be ended immediately and the air operator’s certificate (AOC) to be reinstated by the German Civil Aviation Authority (LBA).

The last flight was operated from Moscow to Hanover on December 19. Hamburg Airways (HAU) had approached the (LBA) to suspend its (AOC) temporarily.

(HAU) had opted for this winter season to abstain from tourist charter operations and concentrate on the more profitable ad hoc and business charter. All flight commitments were honored.

Fleet:
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January 2015:

0 737-33A (CFM56-3B2) (1444-23827, /87 D-AHIG), EX-(MAE), LSD 2006-07. RTND. TO (SWN) 2009-07. 148Y.

1 737-7BK (CFM56-7B) (812-30617, /01 D-AHIC "STADT KASSEL"), (TCI) LSD, (DLH) (LTK) MAINT, WET-LST (BER) 2003-04. RF (BER) 2004-04. 144Y.

2 737-73S (CFM56-7B22) (211-2908O, /99 D-AHID; 229-29082, /99 D-AHIA; 392-29083, /99 D-AHIB "TREVOR HENDERSON"), (PEB) 7 YR LSD, 29083 WET-LST HAMBURG CHILE 2000-12 to 2001-03. 29082 WET-LST (BER) 2003-03. 29082 RF (BER) 2004-04. 29083; RTND & LST (ST1). (DLH) (LTK) MAINT. 148Y.

0 737-73S (CFM56-7B22) (194-29079, /99 D-AHIF; 215-29081, /99 D-AHIE, 1/03), EX-(SNS), (PEB) LSD. RTND. 148Y.

6 A319-112 (CFM56-5B5/P) (3364, D-AHIH, 2008-01 - SEE PHOTO - "HAU-A319-2008-01;" 3403, D-AHII, 2008-02; 3533, D-AHIJ, 2008-05; 3818, D-AHIM, 2009-03; 3853, D-AHIN, 2009-04; 3872, D-AHIO, 2009-05; 3895, D-AHIP, 2009-05; 3950, D-AHIQ, 2009-06), 3364; & 3403; to (ABU) 2010-12. 150Y.

1 A320-200, (GEF) LSD 2012-06.

Management:
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CHRISTOPH VON SALDERN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

KLAUS SCHLICHTMANN, MANAGING DIRECTOR (FINANCIAL).

CAPTAIN NORBERT GRELLA, MANAGING DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

CAPTAIN TORSTEN SCHUELER, TECHNICAL PILOT (HAMHHXH)
(kord-wohlers@hamburg-international.de)
(technik@hamburg-international.de).

CAPTAIN BERTHOLD GANTER, FLEET CHIEF.

PAUL SCHARTEN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, (HAMHHXH),
(kord.wohlers@hamburg-international.de)
(technik@hamburg-international.de).

RALPH ULLMANN, COMMERCIAL MANAGER.

 
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