Lufthansa CityLine

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Lufthansa CityLine
Lufthansacityline-logo.png
IATA
CL
ICAO
CLH
Callsign
HANSALINE
Founded 1958 (as Ostfriesische Lufttaxi)
Hubs
Frequent-flyer program Miles & More
Airport lounge
  • Senator Lounge
  • Business Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size 57
Destinations 75
Parent company Lufthansa Group
Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany
Key people Wolfgang Mayrhuber (CEO),
Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kley (CFO)
Employees 2,532 (December 31, 2013)
Website lufthansacityline.com

Lufthansa CityLine GmbH is a regional airline based in Cologne, Germany.[1] It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa and member of the Lufthansa Regional network. It is the largest regional airline in Europe. Its hubs are Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was founded as Ostfriesische Lufttaxi (OLT) in 1958 and became Ostfriesische Lufttransport (OLT) in 1970 (which existed until 2013 as a separate airline) in Emden. It was reorganised and renamed as DLT Luftverkehrsgesellschaft mbH on 1 October 1974 and began cooperation with Lufthansa in 1978 with short-range international routes.

By 1988 all operations were on behalf of Lufthansa. In March 1992 DLT became a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa and was renamed Lufthansa CityLine. Lufthansa CityLine employs 2,332 people, of whom 664 are cockpit crew, 849 cabin crew and 819 work in the technical and administrative areas (as of December 31, 2011).[3]

Lufthansa placed an order on 17 April 2007 for 30 Embraer E-190/195 and 15 Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft to directly replace LH CityLine's fleet of BAe 146 and Avro RJ aircraft. The last Avro RJ 85 took off from Zurich Airport at 17:00 on October 29 2012 and was scrapped on February 15 2013. Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines plan to phase out all Avro RJ100 and CRJ-700 aircraft by mid-2015 in order to replace them with Bombardier CS100, although firm orders have been placed yet.

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

A former Lufthansa Regional CityLine Avro RJ85
A Lufthansa CityLine Embraer 190

As of May 2014, the Lufthansa CityLine fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 5.9 years:[4]

Lufthansa CityLine fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier CRJ700 12 70 To be phased out in 2015[5]
Bombardier CRJ900 12 3 84
Embraer E-190 9 6 100 2 to be leased from Augsburg Airways.
Embraer E-195 24 1 116
Total 57 10

Fleet development[edit]

Over the years, Lufthansa CityLine operated the following aircraft types:[6][7]

Aircraft Introduced Retired
ATR 42
1992
2002
Avro RJ85
1992
2013
Bombardier CRJ100/200
1992
2013
Bombardier CRJ700
2000
Bombardier CRJ900
2008
Dash 8-100/-300
1992
1997
Boeing 737-200
1986
1999
Embraer 190
2009
Embraer 195
2009
Fokker F27 Friendship
1987
1988
Fokker 50
1992
1997
Hawker Siddeley HS 748
1981
1989
Short 330
1974
1992

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." Lufthansa CityLine. Retrieved on 29 April 2010. "Airport Köln/Bonn Waldstraße 247 51147 Cologne Germany"
  2. ^ Lufthansa CityLine Route Network Retrieved on 20 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Directory: CLH official site". www.lufthansacityline.com. 24 Jan 2012. p. About us. 
  4. ^ [1] ch-aviation.ch
  5. ^ "Lufthansa SCORE Expert Session" (PDF). Lufthansa Group. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Lufthansa CityLine fleet listing at airfleets.net
  7. ^ Information about Lufthansa CityLine at aerotransport.org
  8. ^ Lufthansa Flight 5634 at the Aviation safety Network
  9. ^ 1999 hijacking attempt at the Aviation Safety Network

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