German Airways continues to renew its fleet. One of its two airlines, WDL Aviation, will exclusively use the modern Embraer E190 jet in the future. The fleet currently consists of three Embraer aircraft; two further jets of this type have been ordered.
The Cologne-based airline had purchased its first Embraer E190 aircraft in November 2018. The jets have been phased in since March 2019. WDL was previously equipped with three Embraer E190s and three BAe 146-200s, but the BAe aircraft were recently sold to an Australian investor. German Airways plans to phase out them by the end of 2019.
Dominik Wiehage, Managing Director of German Airways, comments on the ongoing modernisation: “Last autumn we announced the change to E190 jets. Ordering additional Embraer jets and simultaneously selling our BAe aircraft is now an important step in our modernisation and growth strategy, which is focused on a pronounced customer orientation.”
German Airways is flying with the Embraer E190 jets as a wet lease provider for numerous prestigious European airlines, including easyJet, Finnair, Polish Airlines LOT and Air France. It has also established itself as the carrier of numerous Bundesliga football clubs for their away matches in Germany and other European countries.