Cimber (airline)

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Not to be confused with Cimber Sterling.
Cimber A/S
Founded 15 May 2012
Commenced operations 16 May 2012
Hubs Copenhagen Airport
Fleet size 6
Parent company SAS Group[1]
Headquarters Sønderborg, Denmark

Cimber A/S is a Danish airline, headquartered in Sønderborg and founded 15 May 2012 after the bankruptcy of Cimber Sterling earlier same month. The airline is exclusively flying for Scandinavian Airlines on an ACMI contract (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance), with a fleet consisting of six Bombardier CRJ-200 and two ATR 72. Cimber began with a share capital of DKK 600,000.[2]


When Cimber Sterling on 3 May 2012 went bankrupt, the airline was flying up to 30 daily departures to destinations primary in Northern and Eastern Europe from Copenhagen Airport, on behalf of Scandinavian Airlines, with four Bombardier CRJ-200. This arrangement was extended by the curator, law firm Kromann Reumert, to 16 May, as it was a profitable commercial.[3]

On 16 May, it was published that several parts of the bankruptcy estate from Cimber Sterling was sold, hereby the ACMI contract with Scandinavian Airlines. The buyers of the contract was the former key people of Cimber Sterling, Jørgen Nielsen (son of the Cimber Air founder Ingolf Nielsen), the former juridical director Alex Dyrgaard, and the former CEO of the airline Jacob Krogsgaard. The deal included 114 employees would continue in Cimber A/S.[4] At the same time, Scandinavian Airlines and Cimber A/S signed an extension of the agreement, valid till the summer 2014.[5] Cimber had no plans of flying under own name, but will only operate for other airlines.

In September 2014, Cimber announced the shutdown of its operations by March 2015 as Scandinavian Airlines as their single customer won't renew their contracts.[6] But in December 2014 Scandinavian Airlines announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Cimber. Scandinavian Airlines plans to transfer it's CRJ900 operations to Cimber which offers a more "focused and flexible production" while the current Cimber fleet will be phased out.[7]


The Cimber fleet includes the following aircraft (as of January 2015):[8]

Cimber fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72–200 1 0 68 Operated for Höga Kusten Flyg
Bombardier CRJ200 4 0 50 Operated for Scandinavian Airlines
Bombardier CRJ900 0 12 88 To be transferred from Scandinavian Airlines[9]
Total 5 12


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