|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. In November 2015, the airline phased out their last ATR72 aircraft in favour of a second Fokker 100 and therefore becoming an all-jet operator.
The Avanti Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):
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.
- ch-aviation.com - Germany's Avanti Air to shift to jet operations 23 November 2015
- "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 15.
- Avanti Air Beechcraft landing incident at the Aviation Safety Network
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