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Hello all! :)

 

I am happy to announce my 2021's D.A.CH. (GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND) DESIGN COMPETITION. I hope you all will enjoy this and have fun designing your submissions! If you need any advice or are looking for some limited naming help I am here for you and am more than happy to help out! Please make sure you follow the basic rules for this competition outlined below :) I wish you all the best of luck!

 

QUICK REMINDER DEADLINE WILL BE THE 13TH OF SEPTEMBER (you all get 4 weeks to design).

GRADING WILL BE DONE A WEEK AFTER THE DEADLINE

THE GRADING WILL BE DONE BY ME AS THE MAIN JUDGE WITH A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE MENTIONED REGIONS BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE A PUBLIC VOTE FOR THE BEST OVERALL ENTRY!

 

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Category A: Germany//East Germany 

 
LeuteLuft - Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR)
 
1955 - 1992
 
IATA: LL | ICAO: LLT | CALLSIGN: LEUTELUFT
 
The German language used in some advertisements is used from online translators, apologies if it is not the best.
 
 
 
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IL-86 ‘Weimar’ registered DDR-FSX
The airline first introduced the IL-86’s during 1977 which allowed it to begin flights to Peking, Shanghai, Saigon, Ulaanbaatar & Havana. 
Eventually during the holiday boom in the 1980s these aircraft were used to compliment the TU-154 on busy summer runs to Bulgaria & Yugoslavia.
After the German Reunification the airline leased 7 new A300s from Airbus to replace the older IL-86s.
All of Leutelufts remaining IL-86s were sold to Aeroflot Soviet Airlines and Siberian Airlines (later S7) after the merger with Lufthansa.
 
 
 
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TU-154 ‘Erfurt’, registered DDR-ASX
Leuteluft ordered TU-154s as replacements for the ageing TU-18s for use on inter-European routes.
These aircraft proved very popular, and at one point the airline owned 45 of these aircraft. 
The airline’s TU-154s were sold off by Lufthansa after its merger with Leuteluft, on 22 November 1992. This aircraft operated the airline’s last flight.
 
 
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Poster advertising trips to Dubrovnik, circa 1982
During the early 1980s, LeuteLuft rapidly expanded its summer break network, starting regular flights to sunny beach destinations (albeit to Eastern Block countries) and at some points at the peak of the summer season operating 5 flights a day to Dubrovnik, Socialist Yugoslavia. The East German Government approved of this programme, as it did not support ‘enemy’ NATO countries, such as Italy, Greece and Turkey.
 
 
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LeuteLuft was founded in 1955 by the East German government to provide its citizens with a domestic air link. It operated its first flight, from Berlin-Schönefeld to Dresden, on February 20, 1955. Eventually it was expanded to include routes to other countries in the Warsaw Pact. In the airline’s early years (pre 1965) it was mainly used by tourists travelling to cities such as Leningrad, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw. Until 1988, the airline only flew to destinations within the Eastern Bloc. In the 1970s the airline saw a major increase in profits as the package holiday concept reached the DDR. In the peak summer months, LeuteLuft would fly thousands of people a day to popular holiday destinations such as Varna, Dubrovnik, Split and Pula. In 1977 the airline recieved its first IL-86, allowing the opening of routes to Havana, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Beijing and Ulaan-baatar. LeuteLuft continued to see major growth throughout the 1980s, operating the first passenger service across the Iron Curtain, in November 1989 from Dresden to Stuttgart. It all took a turn for the worse in 1990 when LeuteLuft’s owner, the East German Government, ceased to exist. The airline was officially privatised in late 1990 and ordered its first western aircraft, 15 A300-600R, a few weeks later. However LeuteLuft would only take delivery of 4 of these aircraft as, partly due to newfound financial difficulties, it was merged into Lufthansa on November 22, 1992. LeuteLuft’s last flight was a replica of its first, landing at Schönefeld at 11:45 PM on November 21, 1992. 


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German Airways is a low cost carrier based at Frankfurt Airport. The airline commenced operations in 1976 with one Boeing 737-100 leased from Lufthansa. The airline operates to 139 destinations with a fleet of 55 aircraft.
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LuftSuisse
1954-present
LuftSuisse Nationale Fluggesellschaften was founded in 1954 to connect Switzerland to the world. Operations began in November with a single DC-6A, and five employees. It flew from Geneva to Zurich, and then back. In January of 1955, a second aircraft, another DC-6A, was added to the fleet. The airline had grown, flying to countries throughout Western Europe, flying as far as Ireland. In July of 1961, the airline took their first jet aircraft, a Hawker-Siddeley HS-121-3E, which flew until 1982. Using the new aircraft, they could now fly to destinations including Istanbul, Cairo, Larnaca, and Beirut. The two aircraft types flew side by side until 1967, when the last DC-6A, HB-BBE flew its final flight. -BBE can be found in the LSNF Heritage Museum, outside of the Zurich airport. The DC-6As were replaced by the larger DC-7Cs, made by the same manufacturer. In 1969, LSNF began flying both the Douglas DC-8-61 and -63  and the Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III. Using the DC-8s, LSNF began flights to Mumbai, Dubai, Doha, Nairobi, Accra, Delhi, Dhaka, Chittagong, Madras, Lucknow, Amritsar, Urumqi, Johannesburg, and Montreal. From Urumqi the DC-8s would fly on to cities including Hong Kong, Lhasa, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Jakarta, Hanoi, Phnom Phen, Manila, Cebu City, and Shenyang. It also used Montreal as a gateway to most of North America, including Dallas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Washington, New York, Mexico City, Nassau, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Vancouver, and Toronto. Although many of these routes were dropped as times changed, some are still flown today. In 1973, LSNF began flying the DC-8-72 to further bolster its fleet. The next fleet change came with the Douglas DC-10. LSNF flew all passenger variants of the DC-10, exlcuding Combi aircraft. After the first DC-10-10 was delivered in June of 1976, LSNF introduced a new livery, inspired by the likes of TWA. In 1977, the airline also took five Lockheed L1011-500 TriStar aircraft, while also retiring the DC-7C, replacing them with DeHavilland Dash 7s, which lasted until 1992. In 1981, LSNF took their first Boeing 737-100, being the fourth airline to do so. It would go on to operate several variants of the 737 family, including the -200 Advanced, -300, -400, -700, -800, -900, -900ER, MAX 8, MAX 9, and MAX 10s. In the same year the airline took their first 727 from Boeing, and operated them until 2003. The 727 was a -100 variant, but the airline upgraded the the -200 and -200 Advanced variants, and eventually even flew the "Super 27" for a short period of time. In 1982, the Boeing 767-200 was introduced to the fleet, replacing some DC-8s, as well as allowing the airline to expand into new markets, including Tehran and Baltimore. LSNF flew both the -200 and -300 variants of the 767, and, although they placed orders for four of the -400ER variant, they eventually cancelled, instead flying the Airbus A330. In 1984, the airline took their first 747, which was a monumental occasion, allowing them to fly as far as Seattle nonstop. The airline operated the 747-100, -200B, -300, -SP, and -8i variants of the 747. In 1989, the DC-10 was retired, with the 767-300ER inheriting all the routes. It wasn't until 1986 that another aircraft would enter the fleet. This aircraft was the ATR 42-300, which replaced the Dash 7. A year later, the Airbus A310-200 was introduced to the fleet, which was eventually replaced by the Airbus A321. In 1994, the Airbus A330-300 joined the fleet, and the A330-200 followed soon after. Around the turn of the century, LSNF began flying the Embraer E190-100LR, which replaced the elderly SE-210s. They went on to fly the E195, E175, and plan to replace all their Embraers with the E2 family in 2025. Finally, in 2016, they began operating the Airbus A220, flying both variants. The future looks strong for the airline, as they have placed an order for the Tecnam P-Volt, Airbus A321XLR, A330-800 and -900neo aircraft, and the Boeing 777-9X. time will tell how this airline develops.
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Category A | Germany

Berlinex France (1988-1994)

IATA: BX | ICAO: BEX | Callsign: BERLINEX

 

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Berlinex (short for Berlin Express) was a short-lived joint venture between CAF French Airlines and West German flag carrier Lufthansa, operating scheduled domestic routes from Berlin Tegel Airport to various cities in mainland West Germany from 1988 until 1994.

 

Berlin before Berlinex

 

Although Berlinex technically operated as a German domestic airline, it was headquartered in Paris, France; this type of operational arrangement was necessary as only American, British, and French carriers were legally allowed to fly to West Berlin's Tegel and Tempelhof Airports prior to German reunification in late 1989. CAF has had a long history at West Berlin, and operated its first Paris Orly-Berlin Tegel flight on 2 January 1960 with a stopover in Frankfurt. From here, the airline would begin flying regular once-weekly services to and from Tegel, which until then was used only for military purposes. A second weekly flight would launch in 1977, though this time all flights would stop over in Düsseldorf instead of Frankfurt.

 

Passenger traffic on internal West German routes to and from West Berlin would experience a decline throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, prompting CAF to abandon this market in 1969. From this point on the airline's presence at Tegel Airport was truncated to operating just one or two daily flights to Paris, a move that would leave CAF at a competitive disadvantage compared to its stronger rivals British European Airways (later British Airways) and Pan American World Airways (Pan Am). The perceived lack of competition in a growing market coupled with criticism of Pan Am's internal German operations, as well as the desire to establish a bridgehead in Europe in anticipation of European air transport liberalisation, resulted in other US-based carriers expressing an interest in breaking the long-standing BA/Pan Am internal German duopoly in West Berlin, with American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Trans World Airlines (TWA) proceeding to apply to be licensed to begin operating scheduled internal German services from West Berlin. This in turn provided the impetus for CAF to partner with Lufthansa to secure a share of this expanding and potentially lucrative market for themselves.

 

The Berlinex years

 

The only way for CAF and Lufthansa to compete successfully in the West Berlin market was by establishing a subsidiary with substantially lower operating costs than those of the incumbent airlines, thus paving the way for the formation of Berlinex (France). CAF would own a 51% share of the newly formed subsidiary while Lufthansa would own the remaining 49%. CAF's majority stake in Berlinex would make the airline a legal French entity, which in turn would enable it to conduct commercial operations in West Berlin. To make the newly formed airline cost-competitive with incumbents BA and Pan Am, Luton-based UK independent Monarch Airlines and its sister company Monarch Aircraft Engineering were contracted to provide all aircraft and flightdeck crew as well as the aircraft's maintenance support under a wet lease arrangement. All functions other than employing and managing local flight attendants, as well as the operational management of the airline, would be outsourced.

 

Operations commenced on 7 November 1988 with four Boeing 737-300s leased from Monarch, operating high-frequency shuttle services from Berlin Tegel to Cologne/Bonn, Frankfurt, Munich, and Stuttgart. For the 1989 summer timetable, a fifth 737-300 was leased from Monarch to increase weekday frequencies on the existing four routes, as well as to allow for the launch of new services to Düsseldorf and Hamburg. Berlinex would also enter the short- to medium-haul charter market from West Berlin to help it maintain a high aircraft utilisation on weekends when frequencies on its scheduled route network were reduced.

 

By 1990, Berlinex's fleet had expanded to seven leased Boeing 737-300s with the addition of three more airframes leased from CAF. This helped Berlinex firmly establish itself as the third-largest airline operator at Berlin Tegel—a position previously held by UK-based carrier Dan-Air Services. At this point, Berlinex made a name for itself in the Berlin air transport market and acquired a loyal customer following as a result of its high-quality in-flight service modelled after CAF. This, as well as its low-cost base, helped make the airline profitable within a relatively short period of time with an average scheduled load factor of 60%.

 

Following German reunification on 3 October 1990, CAF reduced its stake in Berlinex by 1%, while Lufthansa increased its stake by the same amount. This resulted in both airlines becoming equal owners of Berlinex and also resulted in the airline dropping the "France" suffix from its name, including its physical removal from aircraft fuselage titles. German reunification would forever change Berlinex's strategic role for Lufthansa in the Berlin market, with the German flag carrier subcontracting it to operate some of its own internal German services from Tegel for a limited period; Lufthansa would gradually replace Berlinex's aircraft and employees with its own planes and staff over the next several months. This was part of Lufthansa's contemporary corporate strategy to re-establish its presence in Berlin as quickly as possible after a politically enforced absence of 45 years, and as a consequence of its new strategy for the Berlin market, Berlinex's presence gradually diminished from Germany's skies.

 

Berlinex was finally shut down in December 1994, resulting in the return of its remaining three 737-300s to Monarch Airlines.

 

Corporate identity

 

Berlinex's logo consisted of an abstractly styled "BX" initialism (referencing the airline's IATA code) combining CAF's red and blue with Lufthansa's yellow in the form of a chevron pointing west (referencing West Germany). The logo was prominently displayed on the tailfins and engine cowlings of Berlinex's livery, which sported a distinctive dark blue body with a thick red cheatline, white underside, and the airline name in white semibold text above the windows.

 

Category B | Switzerland

CHXpress (2000-present)

IATA: 6S | ICAO: CHX | Callsign: CHX

 

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CHXpress AG/S.A. is Switzerland's first and only all-cargo airline, first established in 2000 as a joint venture between Swiss Post and the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), both of whom still remain as the airline's two owners. Swiss Post owns a 51% stake in the airline while the remaining 49% is controlled by MSC. CHXpress operates cargo flights to 60 international destinations from its bases at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Geneva Airport, and Zurich Airport, with the third serving as its largest operating base.

 

Overview

 

As the sole cargo-only operator in Switzerland, CHXpress serves as an important asset for the local aviation industry, providing Swiss Post with a beneficial revenue stream generated from the transport of air freight into and out of the country. The airline's establishment also provided MSC, a well-known international shipping line and cruise operator, its own opportunity to tap into this lucrative industry. Initially commencing operations with a pair of Boeing 767-200F aircraft flying intra-European routes, CHXpress has progressively expanded its air cargo network to key destinations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas over the course of its lifetime. Today it ranks as the second-largest all-cargo carrier in Europe after Luxembourg's Cargolux, operating a fleet of six Airbus A330-200F, two Boeing 737-400F, and six Boeing 777F aircraft.

 

Corporate identity

 

The name CHXpress is a portmanteau of Switzerland's universal CH initialism (derived from the country's Latin name Confoederatio Helvetica for "Swiss Confederation") and the word Express. The logo is a stylised rendition of the iconic Swiss cross in the form of an open box with the "CHX" wordmark in the middle. The livery is characterised by prominent usage of red, yellow, and black—a colour scheme derived from its founding owners MSC and Swiss Post. Red is derived from Swiss Post's cross logo, whereas yellow and black form a commonly shared colour scheme by both parent companies.



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Category B | Austria

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AirAustro

IATA - OT

ICAO - AAS
Callsign - AUSTRO

 

AirAustro

 

AirAustro began operations in 2010 initially operating two Airbus A319 aircraft as a new low cost airline offering services to destinations across Europe, the fleet would gradually increase to 20 Airbus A319's expanding operations and becoming Austria's largest low cost airline. The livery showcasing the Austrian flag in a modernistic design soon gained a strong recognition across Europe and the destinations the airline was serving. Despite expansion over the years, and the launch of a new sub-division of Air Austro the airlines main focus remained on low cost flights within Europe. It was announced in 2015 that Air Austro had placed orders for 25 Airbus A320neo aircraft to replace the fleet of 20 Airbus A319's and add further aircraft to the fleet to increase frequencies on its low cost flights.

 

AustroSun / Air Austro Sun

 

In 2014 Austro Aviation Group founded AustroSun a package holiday company offering holidays mainly focusing on the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Egypt and later expanding to offer package holidays to The Maldives, Thailand and Indonesia. In doing so Air Austro introduced 7 Airbus A321's and 2 Airbus A330's into the fleet, these aircraft would operate under the Air Austro Sun brand, however despite the new official "sun" branding the new Air Austro Sun is Air Austro, operating under the same AOC and utilizing the same crew from Air Austro's main operations. The flights operated by Air Austro sun would not be bookable online and would only carry passengers booked on package holidays, similar to other European low cost airlines offering close products. AustroSun would partner with over 30 travel agents and by 2018 Austro Sun become the leading package holiday provider in Austria.

 

Air Eiger

 

Further Expansion to the Austro Aviation Group would come in 2015 when the launch of a new low cost regional airline in Switzerland came in the name of Air Eiger, operating a fleet of Embraer aircraft the new division of the Austro Aviation Group would soon grow and become a hugely successful low cost regional airline gaining a good reputation and becoming the airline of choice for most travelers on regional flights.    

                                                

 

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Air Eiger

IATA - GN

ICAO - EIG
Callsign - EIGER

 

Founded in 2015 by the Austro Aviation Group, Air Eiger began operations as Switzerland's newest regional airline offering low cost services. Launching with an initial fleet of 4 Embraer E190's the airline set to operate low-cost regional flights from then its initial hubs in Geneva and Zurich. Over the following two years, Air Eiger would further expand introducing 2 more Embraer E190's and 10 Embraer E195's bringing the airline's fleet total to 16 aircraft, with this the airline opened a further hub in Bern and launched new routes across Europe eventually serving a total of 36 destinations. Air Eiger would grow to become the largest low-cost regional airline in Switzerland.

 

Air Eiger continued to grow and expand over the coming years, eventually placing orders for 6 Embraer E190 E2's and 12 Embraer E195 E2's to replace and upgrade the current fleet, The first Embraer 190 E2 was delivered in 2019. That same year Air Eiger launched Pinnacle Miles the airline's rewards program, partnered with Visa Air Eiger would offer points towards discounts on flights with purchases made using the card, and offer discounts for onboard products when purchased using the Pinnacle Credit card, becoming the first low-cost airline in Europe to offer a rewards program. 

 

Air Eiger's livery design is indicative of the rugged edges of Switzerland's mountains and the mountains slopes, featuring the nations national colors and Swiss cross, with the name coming from the Eiger mountain famous for having the largest north face in the Alps overlooking the village of Grindelwald which is where Air Eiger's IATA code (GN) comes from. Alongside the livery design Air Eiger's typeface was chosen for the curves representing the ski slopes of the Alps with the G in the typeface being close to a ski slope moving down the mountain. 

 

 

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Transluft German Airlines

IATA: TL | ICAO: TLT | Callsign: TRANSLUFT

 

 

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Transluft German Airlines AG, often known as simply Transluft, formerly Deutsche National Luftunternehmen AG, is a full-service German airline based out of Frankfurt International Airport in Hesse, Germany. Operating a fleet of 216 aircraft in the mainline from both Airbus and Boeing, the airline is one of the largest airlines in Germany. Originally founded in 1923 with a single Junkers F.13, the airline has since expanded to become a powerhouse in European aviation.

 

The first A330 arrived in 1994, with Transluft being one of the type's launch customers. Since then, the A330 has become a workhorse of the airline's medium- to long-range network, with its range, size and passenger capacity being ideal for the carrier's service. Plans to order the A330neo do exist, but as of right now, no order has officially been placed.

D-AISY is a 2008-build Airbus A330-300, delivered to Transluft in October of that year as the 25th A330-300 in the fleet. Following the trend of A330s and A340s being named after natural landmarks in Germany and neighbouring countries, D-AISY is named "Donau", after the Danube river, the longest river in Western Europe. 
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Österflug - Austria Airlines

 

IATA: OR | ICAO: OST | CALLSIGN: AUSTRIA

 

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Eurohopper

IATA: EH | ICAO: EHP | Callsign: HOPPER

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Gsür Régional

 

IATA: GR

ICAO: GRG

CALLSIGN: Gsür 

 

Founded in 1988, Gsür Régional aimed to fill a lack of domestic connections within and around Switzerland. The carrier was quick to sign deals with Irish lessors to acquire recently released British Aerospace ATPs. Launching operations with a single ATP, Gsür Régional hosted their inaugural flight from SIon Airport to Genève Aéroport on October 13th of 1989. Operations started off as a success, flights from Geneva were full of skiers arriving from France & Italy via train. With a strong start in the winter season of 1989, by the spring of 1990 Gsür Régional was able to acquire a second ATP. With an additional ATP, Gsür Régional began a triangle route consisting of Sion-Geneva-Bern. 

 

By late 1993, Gsür Régional was operating almost 45 daily flights from it's bases in both Sion & Geneva. The fleet consisted of seven British Aerospace ATPs, ten SAAB 340As, and two SAAB 2000s. The fleet of turboprops allowed the carrier to serve 19 destinations year round with an additional 9 destinations during the winter months. By 1995, the airline had launched its first direct flights into the United Kingdom and Austria. 

 

Months before the tragic events of 09/11/2001, Gsür Régional operated a combined fleet of 33 regional aircraft. The airline had further expanded into Bern, also launching seasonal flights directly out of Zurich. Follow the weeks after 09/11/2001, the airline halted roughly 85% of scheduled services due to the extreme drop in air travel. Many prior passengers opted to take slower, but presumed safer trains to their destinations at the time. By the end of 2001, the carrier just had six of it's thirty three aircraft actively flying. As travel and revenue slowly recovered throughout 2002, the airline made the choice to retire all five of its remaining British Aerospace ATPs and focus on a SAAB based fleet. In 2003, Gsür Régional was approved by Brazilian plane manufacturer Embraer, regarding a new regional jet deprived of its recently released E170. With Gsür Régional almost back at full operational capacity, and needing to fill the void that the ATP left, they began to explore options in the mentioned E175. After the inaugural of the E175 in 2004, the carrier purchased a set of five of the type, with a further option for an additional five. 

 

The first E175 arrived with Gsür Régional in 2005, beginning service out of Genève Aéroport. With the continuous arrival of the E175, the carrier shifted the fleet of SAAB 340s into Sion while moving the SAAB 2000s into Bern. In late 2005, after receiving the final of five E175s, the carrier committed to the additional five E175s to be delivered starting the in the spring of 2006. The five present E175s at the time split bases between Geneva and Zurich, allowing for the SAAB fleet to focus on smaller destinations. 

 

Upon the arrival of the five additional E175s, Gsür Régional expanded operations into EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg offering a new series of flights to both France & Switzerland. The airline didn't expand on a large scale until an order of the E195 until 2011 to replace an aging SAAB fleet. The airline before the COVID-19 pandemic offered service to 27 destinations with an additional 14 seasonal locations. The airline also operated regional services and codeshares for larger carriers in Switzerland across the 2010s. The airline had a total of 23 aircraft in 2019, prior to a global pandemic which caused the carrier to release its final two SAAB 2000s in mid 2020, bringing the fleet count to 21 as of 2021.

 

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Category A | Austria

 

Vienna Airlines

IATA VI | ICAO VNA | CALLSIGN VIENNA

 

Vienna Airlines is the flag carrier of Austria. Originally founded by the British to fly (mostly UK-bound, and mostly diplomatic or military) passengers out of RAF Schwechat using a pair of C-47s during the Allied occupation of Austria, its fleet grew over the following ten years. The airline gained independence from the UK and became Austria's de-facto flag carrier when the occupation ended in 1955. It has grown significantly since then, becoming one of Europe's premier airlines and a founding member of the OneSky Alliance. Shown here is an A330-300 in the carrier's latest livery, but featuring the interior hard product introduced in the mid-2000s. 

 

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IATA: SX | ICAO: SUD | CALLSIGN: ADLER

Category B - Germany

 

Südflieger was founded in 1982 by a plucky German businessman looking to fill a gap in the German leisure market, leasing a single McDonnell-Douglas DC-9 aircraft to fly cheap shuttle services between Frankfurt, Berlin and the popular Spanish destination of Mallorca. The carrier has since grown into one of Germany's largest airlines, with a fleet of 43 Airbus aircraft operating both scheduled flights to Asian, European, African, North and South American leisure destinations as well as charter flights on behalf of tour companies.

 

In 2019, Südflieger announced the opening of two new bases in Zürich and Vienna, but this expansion has since been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Transswiss - Swiss Confederation Airlines

 

IATA: CH | ICAO: SCA | Callsign: TRANSSWISS

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Transswiss is the largest airline in Switzerland, and in terms of its destinations, one of the largest in the world. Founded in the 1930s through the merger of a regional airline and a local flying boat company, it has grown into a major international competitor, flying to 105 destinations spanning 5 continents. It operates from its hub, Zürich Airport, and maintains Geneva Airport as its focus city. The airline operates a mix of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and has a total of 95 aircraft in its mainline fleet. The airline is also a committed member of the ____ Alliance, and maintains a handful of co-alliance named lounges at airports like JFK and homebase ZRH.

 



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Astra - Airlines of Switzerland

 

IATA: 4A | ICAO: AST | Callsign: ASTRA


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Astra Airlines is a Swiss charter/leisure airline which operates out of its base at Zürich Airport. 

 

Founded in 1995 and taken over by the Transswiss Group in the mid-2000s, Astra mainly serves busy holiday-charter flights, with destinations ranging from the ever-busy Palma de Mallorca, Malé in the Maldives, and all the way to Phuket in Thailand as a seasonal route.  



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Category "B" - Switzerland
 
Air Zürich
 
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AIR ZÜRICH
 
 
The airline was founded in 1998 by a visionary German investor who decided to create an air transport company that offered lower operating costs, and with a multitude of routes to various cities across Europe and intercontinental routes.
 
Almost the entire Air Zurich fleet is made up of Boeing models (737NG, 737-800, 737-900, 737MAX & BOEING 787-8), Airbus A321, in addition to having some Bombardier CRJ 700 & SAAB 2000 models.
 
The company serves destinations throughout Europe, departing from its hub in Zurich, as well as parts of Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean, with routes made exclusively with Boeing's 787 & some operated with Airbus A321
 
The tradition of Swiss culture is also reflected in the company's corporate identity, which seeks to represent the country's main characteristics, such as the Alps with forests, in addition to the white cross displayed on the national flag.
 
 
 
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Trans Global Cargo |IATA: TG | ICAO: TGC | Callsign: Trans Global 

 

Trans Global Cargo is a german airline founded in 1986 as a trucking company based out of Munich Germany. They soon expanded into airfreight gathering contracts to move specialty freight across Germany and Europe with a single 727 freighter. As their air business grew the company started moving into the postal market. Using the trucks they already had to cary packages and other assorted freight to their dedicated aircraft to be shipped first around Germany and then a couple years later all around Europe and the UK. By contracting some of their dedicated routes out to other airlines and trucking companies. 

 

Today Trans Global operates a large fleet of cargo aircraft and has many storefronts and delivery services across the world.

 

 

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Category B - Austria | Östwing

 

IATA: OW | ICAO: OST | CALLSIGN: AusWing

 

 

Östwing is a small Austrian carrier, with their main base of operations at Salzburg Airport with 2 secondary bases at Innsbruck and Graz. Currently the airline operates a fleet of 41 aircraft consisting of: x8 Dash 8 Q200s, x10 Q400s, x4 Avro RJ70, x4 RJ85s and x15 RJ100s The airline commenced operations in 1993, with the acquisition of 2 Q200s which then lead the airline to buy 6 more and its first RJ100. During the winter seasons the Avro RJ100s are based primarily in Salzburg and Innsbruck while the Q200s act as shuttle aircraft from Vienna to the key skiing locations. Being the largest aircraft in the Östwing fleet, the Avro RJ100s are the only aircraft to feature a two class cabin with "Östluxe" as business class laid out in a 2 - 2 configuration and "Östlite" as economy class laid out in a standard 3 - 3 configuration. However the time has come for Ostwing to replace its ageing fleet of Q200s and to reduce the amount of Avros, for this the airline has signed an agreement with Embraer for 8 White tail E175s and a potential order for 8 E190/195-E2s.

 

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