Cimber (airline)

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Not to be confused with Cimber Sterling.
Cimber A/S
Cimber (airline) Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 15 May 2012
Commenced operations 16 May 2012
Hubs Copenhagen Airport
Fleet size 12
Parent company SAS Group[2]
Headquarters Sønderborg, Denmark
Cimber Air Bombardier CRJ200 landing at London Heathrow Airport in 2004.

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 twelve Bombardier CRJ900. Cimber began with a share capital of DKK 600,000.[3]


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 profitable.[4]

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.[5] At the same time, Scandinavian Airlines and Cimber A/S signed an extension of the agreement, valid till the summer 2014.[6] 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 wouldn't renew their contracts.[7] But in December 2014 Scandinavian Airlines announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Cimber for DKK20m ($3.3). Scandinavian Airlines plans to transfer 12 CRJ900 aircraft to Cimber to operate from Copenhagen Airport and to continue with the Cimber's previous plans to retire its ATR 72 and CRJ200 aircraft.[8]


The Cimber fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[9]

Cimber fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier CRJ900ER 11 0 88 Operated for Scandinavian Airlines[10]
Total 11 0


  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "SAS acquirers Cimber | SAS". 2014-12-08. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  3. ^ "SAS kan bruge Cimber A/S til dansk indenrigs" (in Danish). 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Ussing, Jakob (8 May 2012). "SAS er nøglen til salg af Cimber" (in Danish). Berlingske. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Hove, Jacob (16 May 2012). "Cimber Sterling reddet af ansatte" (in Danish). Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Rying Larsen, Jonatan (16 May 2012). "SAS indgår langvarig aftale med nyt Cimber-selskab" (in Danish). Dagbladet Børsen. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Betriebseinstellung: Cimber verliert Aufträge - Austrian Aviation Net". 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  8. ^ "SAS Acquires Cimber". Airliner World: 6. February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 13. 
  10. ^ SAS (2014-12-08). "SAS acquirers Cimber | SAS". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 

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