|Company slogan||Our service makes the difference.|
|Key people||Markus Baumann
Avanti Air (named after the Italian word for ahead) started operations on 1 July 1994. It was founded by former pilots Markus Baumann (now Managing Director) and Stefan Kissinger (now Chief Executive) as an aircraft management company. It entered the charter market in 1996 with two Raytheon Beech 1900C aircraft.
As of 2007, the company was owned by Gerhard Mahler (33,33%), Markus Baumann (33,33%) and Stefan Kissinger (33,33%) and had 73 employees. In autumn 2014, Avanti Air introduced the Fokker 100 to its charter fleet alongside a new corporate design.
As of April 2015, the Avanti Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|ATR 72-202||1||68||operated for Blue Panorama Airlines|
Accidents and incidents
- On 19 February 1999 on 21:48 local time, an Avanti Air Beechcraft 1900D on a ferry flight from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt without any passengers on board was substantially damaged when the two pilots attempted to land at Frankfurt Airport even though the landing gear was still retracted by accident.
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 81.
- Avanti Air Beechcraft landing incident at the Aviation Safety Network
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