Germania receives first new A319; operating over 30 scheduled routes this summer from nine German airports
STOP PRESS: Germania will be launching Düsseldorf-Sulaymaniyah (Iraq) services on June 7, operating once weekly.
Germany’s Germania Fluggesellschaft, based in Berlin, has now been operating for over 30 years as an independent carrier providing charter and scheduled services as well as leasing its aircraft out to other carriers. Last year, the airline carried more than 2.2 million passengers on a fleet of 15 aircraft, some of which are wet-leased to other airlines. It recently acquired its first brand-new A319, the first of five of the type that the airline will receive by the end of 2013. Equipped with 150 seats in a single-class configuration, the aircraft will become the backbone of the airline’s fleet. It expects to acquire other A319s from the likes of Hamburg International and airberlin so that by 2015, it will have an all-A319 fleet of around 15 aircraft.
Over 30 scheduled routes this summer from nine German airports
According to the airline’s route map and booking tool, Germania is currently operating scheduled services from nine German airports. The routes served are summarised in the following table.
|Dortmund (DTM)||Ankara (ESB)|
|Düsseldorf (DUS)||Adana (ADA), Ankara (ESB), Beirut (BEY), Damascus (DAM), Gaziantep (GZT), Kayseri (ASR), Pristina (PRN), Samsun (SZF), Trabzon (TZX)|
|Hannover (HAJ)||Adana (ADA), Ankara (ESB)|
|Munich (MUC)||Erbil (EBL), Pristina (PRN), Sulaymaniyah (ISU)|
|Stuttgart (STR)||Pristina (PRN)|
|Berlin Tegel (TXL)||Adana (ADA), Aleppo (ALP), Ankara (ESB), Antalya (AYT), Beirut (BEY), Damascus (DAM), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gaziantep (GZT)|
|Bremen (BRE)||Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Hurghada (HRG), Sharm El-Sheikh (SSH), Tenerife (TFS)|
|Karlsruhe-Baden (FKB)||Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Tenerife (TFS)|
|Memmingen (FMM)||Antalya (AYT)|
This summer, the carrier will also have one aircraft dedicated to operations at Friedrichshafen in southernmost Germany. The aircraft will fly on behalf of Thomas Cook to destinations in the Canary Islands, Greece, Palma de Mallorca and Turkey.
Since the middle of January, Germania has been offering a Premium Economy Class on its flights to Aleppo, Beirut and Damascus. This includes a three-course menu, drinks, a raised baggage allowance, separate check-in and access to airport lounges.