Cologne, Germany - The German regional airline operator LGW (Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter) wants to replace its Bombardier Q400s with Embraer's E190s.
According to the statement made by the parent company Zeitfracht Gruppe, the replacement process will be completed in 2021.
LGW was once owned by airBerlin. After the German carrier went bankrupt, Lufthansa became the owner of LGW, but it soon was sold to the Zeitfracht Group. The Group is also the owner of WDL Aviation, which also switched to Embraer recently.
The Zeitfracht Group expects economic and operational benefits by having both subsidiaries fly with the same aircraft type.
LGWs seventeen Q400s are currently deployed on European routes, that are operated by Eurowings.
WDL Aviation Embraer E190