Berlin - Germania removes the existing B737s from its fleet and becomes an "all Airbus" operator. The Berlin-based low-cost operator will replace the first B737 in the coming weeks.
The landmark decision came three years ago. Germania decided to sell its Boeing 737s and rely on an "all Airbus" fleet. Now it becomes concrete. "Within the next 15 months, the ten Boeing 737-700 will be replaced.
The farewell party for Germania's 737s to start in the coming weeks. Germania will remove the first three Boeing 737s from the service by the end of April. The last aircraft of the type is to leave the fleet, at the latest, until the summer of 2019. They will be replaced by 180-seated A320 Neo.
In 2016, Germania had ordered 25 A320 Neo and secured an option for another ten aircraft of the same type. The devices are intended as a replacement for the current Boeing 737s of the Berlin-based airline operator, but also for the rejuvenation and expansion of the fleet. The first ten copies will be taken over in 2020, another five in the following year and the last ten in 2022.
With the departure of the 737s, Germania begins the training of the pilots, and the other necessary arrangements so the company can integrate the A320neos into the fleet seamlessly.
The fleet restructuring represents a process for the company. In addition to the training of the cockpit crew, also numerous business processes such as the technology and maintenance as well as flight planning and ticketing issues are affected.