Air Exel

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Air Exel
IATA
XT
ICAO
AXL
Callsign
EXEL COMMUTER
Founded 26 April 1991 Co-operation with KLM
Ceased operations 31 January 2005
Hubs Eindhoven Airport
Maastricht Aachen Airport
Fleet size 8 (in 2005)
Destinations 10 (in 2005)
Headquarters Maastricht, Netherlands
Key people Harm Prins (CEO)

Air Exel was an airline based in Maastricht in the Netherlands, operating scheduled and chartered flights out of Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport to several domestic and international destinations.

History[edit]

KLM Exel logo

The airline was established on 26 April 1991 as KLM exel on a co-operational base with Dutch national carrier KLM. Scheduled flights were launched on 1 May of the same year. On 6 November 2004, the co-operation with KLM was ended, and the airline became Air Exel. One month later, in December 2004, Air Exel's Chief Executive Officer, Harm Prins, was arrested on charges of fraud, blackmail, and money laundering. The investigation let to the surfacing of financial difficulties with Air Exel, which was subsequently shut down on 31 January 2005.[1]

Destinations[edit]

An ATR 42 of KLM exel approaches Maastricht Aachen Airport in 2002.

Upon closure, Air Exel operated scheduled flights to the following destinations:

France
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
United Kingdom
Germany

Fleet[edit]

Over the years, the KLM Exel/Air Exel fleet consisted of the following aircraft types:[2]

KLM Exel/Air Exel former fleet
Aircraft Introduced Retired Total
(at closure)
ATR 42 1998 2005
2
ATR 72F (cargo) 1999 2005
1
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia 1998 2005
2
Embraer ERJ 145 2000 2004

3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chief executive Air Exel arrested." Airline Industry Information. December 13, 2004. 1. Retrieved on 22 June 2010.
  2. ^ KLM Exel fleet list at airfleets.net

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