Airlines Germania retires Boeing fleet

Germania will retire its Boeing 737 fleet in the next 15 months.

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From 2020, Germania will be implementing the most comprehensive fleet replacement measures in its corporate history. In this context, the airline is now setting the course for the standardisation of its fleet. Over the next 15 months, the ten Boeing type 737-700s in the fleet will be retired and replaced with Airbus aircraft. The first three Boeing aircraft will be leaving as early as the end of April this year while the last Boeing plane will leave Germania at the start of the 2019 summer season at the latest.

"The modification of our operational basis in readiness for the new chapter featuring A320neos represents a major project for Germania. We are very proud of the fact that the retraining of our Boeing pilots marks the start of an important phase in our fleet conversion," commented Germania CEO Karsten Balke.

In July 2016, Germania signed a contract for the delivery of 25 type A320Neos with an option on 15 additional aircraft of the same type. The aircraft on order will have 180 seats.

Germania is an independent German airline which was established over 30 years ago. On short-haul and medium-haul flights the airline carries more than 3 million passengers per year. Germania offers connections from 20 departure airports in Europe to over 55 destinations within the continent, North Africa and the Middle East. Together with its subsidiaries, the Swiss Germania Flug AG and Bulgarian Eagle, Germania's fleet currently has 29 aircraft. The fleet consist of 14 Airbus A319, five Airbus A321-200 and the ten Boeing 737-700.

After the retirement of the last Boeing 737-700, TUIFly will remain the only German airline operating Boeing 737 aircraft.

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