OFD Ostfriesischer-Flug-Dienst

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OFD Ostfriesischer-Flug-Dienst
Founded1958 (as part of OLT)
2011 (as OFD)
Operating basesEmden Airport
Fleet size7
Destinations11
HeadquartersEmden, Germany
Websitefliegofd.de

OFD Ostfriesischer-Flug-Dienst GmbH (German for East Frisian Flight Service), usually shortened to OFD, is a German regional airline headquartered in Emden and based at Emden Airport.[1] It mainly operates charter and scheduled flights between the German North Sea coast and the East Frisian Islands, as well as to the island of Helgoland.[2]

History[edit]

The history of OFD reaches back to its predecessor, which was founded in November 1958 as Ostfriesische Lufttaxi - Dekker und Janssen OHG - or OLT for short - to offer ad-hoc charters and sightseeing flights in East Frisia. By 1961, the demand had increased heavily and by 1968, OLT was the largest German regional airline.[3] During the 1970s, as new investors were found, OLT expanded its services with scheduled flights between German cities such as Münster/Osnabrück-Frankfurt.[3]

From the late 1970s to the 1990s, the growing company has been reorganised several times to reflect their different fields of activity and new ownerships.[3] In September 2011, as the scheduled flights section of OLT was sold to Polish investors (and since went bankrupt), all island services were transferred into the independent company OFD which it is since.[3]

Destinations[edit]

OFD Britten-Norman Islander at Borkum Airfield still wearing OLT titles

As of January 2016, OFD serves the following scheduled domestic destinations in the German North Sea area:[2]

Fleet[edit]

As of November 2018, the OFD fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ch-aviation.com - OFD retrieved 16 January 2016
  2. ^ a b fliegofd.de - Linienflüge retrieved 16 January 2016
  3. ^ a b c d fliegofd.de - Historie retrieved 16 January 2016
  4. ^ fliegofd.de - Die Flotte retrieved 4 November 2018

External links[edit]

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