XL Airways Germany

XL Airways Germany was a German charter airline based in Morfelden- Walldorf and technical base at Frankfurt am Main airport.


XL Airways Germany was founded in early 2006 by the Icelandic investment company Hf Eimskipafelag Íslands. It changed its name to July 6, 2006 under the working title AGAIRCOM GmbH, which stood for Avion German Airline Company, and thereafter until the beginning of 2007 as Star XL German Airlines GmbH.

After the British XL Airways UK had ceased operations on 12 September 2008 as a result of its insolvency, the shareholder structure of XL Airways Germany has changed. They owned a German Air Operator 's Certificate. Another - still exists today - sister company is XL Airways France.

From May 2008 to September 2010 XL Airways Germany had an aircraft stationed firmly on the Bremen airport, where she took several routes of TUIfly. Since May 2011, a Boeing 737 was stationed for REWE Touristik in Cologne / Bonn. In summer 2011, a Boeing 737-800 flew with the registration D - AXLF with promotional tracks for Schauinsland Travel on the hull from Dusseldorf, since May 2012 carried the now stationed in Hannover machine the writing of Oger Turk Tours. Furthermore, were carried out with one aircraft flights for Condor from Frankfurt and Luxair from Luxembourg.

For the winter timetable 2012/2013 XL Airways Germany rested their operating license and himself led by flights. The planned capacity was acquired by Hamburg Airways. On December 27, 2012 bankruptcy was filed at the District Court of Darmstadt. (Reference 9 IN 1090/12 ( December 27, 2012, 15:00 clock ) ). On February 26, 2013 it was announced that the scheduled charter flights in the summer timetable 2013 would be transferred to the airport Rostock, Erfurt -Weimar- Kassel- Calden of the Polish Air Enter. In early March 2013 were finally announced that for XL Airways no new donors could be found and the company is liquidated.


XL Airways Germany led one hand under his own name several flights for tour operators such as TUI by, offered their aircraft but also in ad hoc charter other carriers to. Customers for this were, for example, Thomsonfly, Gulf Air or Air Namibia.


As of July 2012 the fleet of XL Airways Germany consisted of five aircraft with an average age of 9.5 years:

  • 5 Boeing 737-800 (per 1 operated for Condor and Luxair )


XL Airways Germany recorded in regular passenger service no deaths or aircraft losses, but there were two incidents with greater attention:

  • On November 27, 2008, an Airbus A320 -200 XL Airways Germany with the registration D - AXLA before Saint- Cyprien crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. It was started by the Airbus maintenance facility at Perpignan airport to a decrease in flight. The plane had been leased since 2006 by Air New Zealand and should be returned after verification at her. All seven people on board - two German pilots, a New Zealand pilot and four New Zealand engineers - were killed. According to the final report of 2010, the cause was improper maintenance, which meant that water penetrated into the sensors for angle of attack and there froze in flight. This caused an uncontrollable situation, in a test of the system.
  • On September 3, 2012, came after the landing of a Boeing 737-800 (D - AXLF ) at the airport Cologne -Bonn to heavy smoke. There were eleven people injured as a result of smoke inhalation, five moderate it. The light coming from Hannover aircraft with 186 passengers on board should continue to fly to Turkey.