Corporate History

An overview of our interesting company history.

History

avantiair, with homebase in Paderborn (EDLP/PAD) and administrative division in EDGS/SGE, was established in 1994 by current managing directors Markus Baumann and Stefan Kissinger. We are currently operating Fokker F100 and hold a german registered AOC (D079EG) with approval for worldwide operation. In addition we own an ATO, CAMO and Part145 approval. avantiair is specialized in ACMI leases for short, medium and long term operations and has a high level of experience with ACMI contracts in and outside Europe for various airlines. Furthermore we offer individual ad-hoc charter flights according to the highest level of around the clock service.

2016-2019
  • 2019:
    • Air France Group (HOP!) ACMI contract (until End of October 2019) for a fix schedule LDE ORY LDE
    • Fokker 100 Charter Operation from May- October on behalf of the austrian tour operator Idealtours (Base INN)
    • Air France Group (HOP!) ACMI contract (until End of March 2019) for various schedules
    • Fokker 100 Reg. D-AGPH phase out
    • TNT/NATO short term wet lease contracts
    • Cabin Refurbishment incl. new seats (D-AOLG)
    • New leather seat covers (D-AOLH)
  • 2018:
    • Cabin Refurbishment D-AGPH (February)
    • Air France Group (HOP!) ACMI contract (until End of October 2019) for a fix schedule LDE ORY LDE
    • Fokker 100 Charter Operation from May- October on behalf of the Austrian tour operator Idealtours (Base INN)
    • Third Fokker 100 (D-AOLH) acquisition
  • 2017:
    • Air France Group (HOP!) ACMI contract (until End of December 2017) for a fix schedule LDE ORY LDE
    • Charter flights for orchestras and sport Team (Chamber Orchestra of Europe, AC Milan)
    • Charter flights for movie teams and automotive sector (Daimler, Porsche)
    • TNT/NATO short term wet lease contracts
    • Fokker 100 Charter Operation from May- October on behalf of the Austrian tour operator Idealtours (Base INN)
    • Cabin Refurbishment D-AOLG (December)
  • 2016:
    • Second Fokker 100 (D-AGPH) acquisition
    • People’s Viennaline ACMI contract (January-February)
    • Charter flights for Music Group artists (a-ha Tour)
    • Air France Group (HOP!) ACMI hot standby contract (April-September)
    • Charter flights for Fans and Press/Media Groups during EURO 2016
    • Norwegian Air Shuttle ACMI contract (July)
    • Air France Group (HOP!) ACMI contract (October 2016-March 2017) for a fix schedule LDE ORY LDE
2011-2015
  • 2015:
    • Fokker 100 approved by the authority
    • Charter flights for soccer Teams (1. Bundesliga)
    • Darwin Airlines (Etihad Regional) wet lease contract with ATR72
    • Germania short term wet lease contracts
    • Germanwings short term wet lease contracts
    • Fokker 100 Charter Operation from July – October on behalf of Europair Broker S.A. (Base BGY)
    • Retirement of the ATR72
    • Charter flights for sport Teams (WWE Wrestler)
  • 2014:
    • Charter flights for soccer teams (German national team)
    • Charter flights for artists and orchestra
    • Charter flights for 125 years Brillux event
    • Scheduled flights FSC – MRS / NCE / MXP on behalf of Air Corsica (Air France Group)
    • Scheduled flights BRE – ZRH on behalf of Air Alps (Rostock Airways)
    • Melilla Airlines / Aeronova wet lease contract with ATR72
    • Darwin Airlines (Etihad Regional) wet lease contract with ATR72
    • Intersky wet lease contract with ATR72
    • Air Berlin wet lease contract with ATR72
  • 2013:
    • Second and third ATR72-202
    • Darwin Airlines (Etihad Regional) wet lease contract with ATR72
    • Intersky wet lease contract with ATR72
    • Air Berlin wet lease contract with ATR72
  • 2012:
    • Scheduled flights PMO – LMP – PNL – TPS – CTA on behalf of Meridiana S.p.A
    • Charter flights FFM – SXF / HAM on behalf of flytouropa
    • Launch customer of ATR42/72 flight simulator of FARNAIR Training GmbH
  • 2011:
    • Corporate Shuttle IGS – BWE on behalf of Volkswagen AG
    • Scheduled flights PMO – LMP – PNL – TPS – CTA on behalf of Meridiana S.p.A
2006-2010
  • 2010:
    • IOSA certification
    • Air Berlin and Intersky wet lease contracts with ATR42 and ATR72
    • Scheduled flights PMO – LMP – PNL – TPS – CTA on behalf of Meridiana S.p.A
    • Refurbishment ATR72-200 (D-ANFC)
  • 2009:
    • Flyonair charter lease contract (routes from Pescara/Italy)
    • Scheduled flights PMO – LMP – PNL – TPS – CTA – CAG – NAP on behalf of Meridiana S.p.A
  • 2008:
    • Corporate Shuttle Service flights LUX – BRU for Fortis Bank with Beech 1900
    • Bangkok Airways wet lease operation with ATR72
    • Scheduled flights PMO – LMP – PNL – TPS – CTA – CAG – NAP on behalf of Meridiana S.p.A
    • Charter flights for german soccer clubs during “Bundesliga” season
  • 2007:
    • Bangkok Airways wet lease operation with ATR72
    • Scheduled flights PMO – LMP – PNL – TPS – CTA – CAG – NAP on behalf of Meridiana S.p.A
    • Rallye Paris – Dakar operation with ATR72
    • Charter flights for various soccer clubs during “Bundesliga” and Premier League
    • Scheduled flights SCQ – ZAZ on behalf of Plaza servicios Aereos
  • 2006:
    • Third ATR42-300
    • Rallye Paris – Dakar operation with ATR72
    • Scheduled flights PMO – LMP – PNL – TPS – CTA on behalf of Meridiana S.p.A
    • Scheduled flights SCQ – ZAZ on behalf of Plaza servicios Aereos
2001-2005
  • 2005:
    • First ATR72
    • European airline Association membership (ERA)
    • Cargo flights WAW – CDG on behalf of Fedex with ATR72
    • Crewshuttle service (Italy) on behalf of Skyservice airlines Inc. with Beech 1900
    • Corporate Shuttle FRA – THN on behalf of Opel /General Motors with Beech 1900
    • Scheduled flights PMO – LMP – PNL – TPS – CTA on behalf of Meridiana S.p.A
  • 2004:
    • Second ATR42
    • Scheduled flights PMO – LMP – PNL – TPS – CTA on behalf of Meridiana S.p.A
  • 2003:
    • Scheduled flights ZRH – SZG on behalf of Hahn Air
  • 2002:
    • First ATR42-300
    • Move into the new company building at Siegerland Airport
    • Scheduled flights FRA – TPS on behalf of RSC Luftfahrtcharteragentur
    • Scheduled flights KLU – ZRH on behalf of AirDirect
    • Scheduled flights CWL – DUB / CWL – ORK – PLH on behalf of Air Wales
  • 2001:
    • Scheduled flights SGE – THF / GWT on behalf of RAS Flug GmbH
    • Scheduled flights FRA – TIP on behalf of RSC Luftfahrtcharteragentur
1994-2000
  • 2000:
    • Third own Beechcraft 1900D Airliner
  • 1999:
    • Company HQ move from Frankfurt to Siegerland Airport
    • Contract for Crew Shuttle with 2 Beechcraft 1900 Airliner for Britannia Airways Ltd.
  • 1997-1998:
    • Second own Beechcraft 1900D Airliner
    • Various ACMI and Corporate Shuttle contracts for oil and gas industry
  • 1996:
    • First own Beechcraft 1900C Airliner
  • 1994-1999:
    • Operation up to 10 different aircrafts (Beechcraft King Air F90, 90 and 200, Piaggio Avanti P180, Cessna Citation 2, Hawker 800, Lear Jet etc.)
  • 1994:
    • Founded by current managing directors Markus Baumann and Stefan Kissinger
    • First AC: Piaggio Avanti P180