Hapag-Lloyd Flug

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Hapag-Lloyd Flug
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IATA
HF
ICAO
HLF
Callsign
Hapag Lloyd
Founded 1972
Ceased operations 3 April 2007 (became TUIfly)
Hubs Hanover/Langenhagen International Airport Frankfurt Airport Düsseldorf International Airport
Fleet size see TUIfly
Destinations see TUIfly
Parent company TUI Group
Headquarters Flughafenstrasse 10, Hannover, Germany[1]
Key people Christoph R. Müller
Website Hapagfly.com

Hapag-Lloyd Flug (between 2005 and 2007 also marketed as Hapagfly) was an airline based in Langenhagen, Lower Saxony, Germany.[2] It operated scheduled and charter passenger flights, mainly to holiday resorts in Europe. In January 2007 in a restructuring, it combined its operations with Hapag-Lloyd Express to become TUIfly,[3] for which it operated all flights, while Hapag-Lloyd Express marketed them until TUIfly got its own license.

History[edit]

The original HAPAG company first became involved in the aviation industry in 1910, sponsoring Zeppelin flights.

Hapag-Lloyd Flug was established in July 1972, when the Hapag-Lloyd shipping group bought a few Boeing 727s to fly its cruise passengers from Germany to the ports of call for the cruises. It began operations on 30 March 1973. Through the years, the airline added regular passenger flights to its schedule, as well as new airplanes, such as the Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A310 aircraft. Since 1997, it has been a subsidiary of TUI AG, which also includes the Hapag-Lloyd cargo container line and cruise line.

In November 2005, the airline changed its name to Hapagfly due to the new marketing strategy of the TUI Group. In January 2007, it was merged into the new cooperation TUIfly with Hapag-Lloyd Express.

Destinations[edit]

Hapagfly operated services mainly to European holiday resorts. Most of them are now operated by TUIfly.

Fleet[edit]

Hapagfly Boeing 737-800
Hapagfly Airbus A310 old livery

Over the course of its life, Hapag-Lloyd Flug operated all of the following aircraft, primarily through aircraft leasing from companies such as International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) and GECAS.

Type Number of aircraft Notes
Operated In service
BAC 1-11-500 4 0
Boeing 727-100 7 0
Boeing 727-200 3 0
Boeing 737-200 6 0
Boeing 737-400 12 0
Boeing 737-500 5 0
Boeing 737-800 33 32 Type operated at time of merger
Airbus A300-B4 10 0
Airbus A310-200 4 0
Airbus A310-300 7 0

Incidents and accidents[edit]

12 July 2000: Hapag-Lloyd Flight 3378, an Airbus A310 flying from Chania to Hannover, was involved in a highly publicized incident, after suffering fuel starvation caused in part by the crew's decision to continue the flight despite faulty landing gear that had partially retracted. All 150 people aboard survived the crash landing in Vienna.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airline Membership". IATA. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures." Hapagfly. 1 June 2005. Retrieved on 29 May 2009.
  3. ^ Flight International 3 April 2007

External links[edit]

Media related to Hapagfly at Wikimedia Commons