Small Planet Airlines (Germany)

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Small Planet Airlines
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2015
Commenced operations May 2016[1]
Ceased operations Filed for bankruptcy on 18/09/2018
Operating bases
Fleet size 7
Parent company Small Planet Airlines
Headquarters Berlin, Germany
Key people
  • Andreas Wobig, CEO
  • Oliver Pawel

Small Planet Airlines GmbH is a German charter airline headquartered in Berlin and a subsidiary of Small Planet Airlines from Lithuania.[1]


The airline was founded in 2015 and operated its first charter services out of Düsseldorf Airport using its parent's licence by October 2015.[1] Along with its owner, Small Planet Airlines from Lithuania, which owns 80% of the German airline, and sister airline Small Planet Airlines (Poland), it belongs to the Small Planet Group. The headquarters in Berlin is expected to have up to 15 employees while each aircraft will be operated by 5 crews of 6; together that gives an expected overall employee count of around 75.[2]

The airline received its own German operations license on 13 May 2016 and operated its first flight (Bremen to Heraklion) on the same day.[1]

In January 2018, Small Planet Airlines Germany welcomed its one-millionth passenger.[3]

On 18th September 2018 Small Planet Airlines Germany filed for bankruptcy.[4][5]


Since May 2016, the company operates charter flights to various Southern European leisure destinations from its bases on behalf of travel groups like Thomas Cook and TUI.[1]


Small Planet Airlines (Germany) Airbus A320-200

As of May 2018, Small Planet Airlines GmbH operates the following aircraft:[6]

Aircraft In Service On order Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 5 0 180
Airbus A321-200 2 0 220
Total 7 0


External links[edit]

Media related to Small Planet Airlines Germany at Wikimedia Commons