New German carrier Bavarian Airlines announces start of flights in 2023

Airline based in Munich will have a fleet of 12 leased Embraer E195-E2s and intends to compete with Lufthansa with a premium service

Germany should gain a new airline, Bavarian Airlines. The carrier announced its plans on Monday, which involve starting flights in 2023 from Munich.

To form its fleet, Bavarian chose the E195-E2, Embraer’s largest commercial jet, of which it intends to operate 12 aircraft through leasing.

The new airline’s service proposal is aimed at corporate passengers, so the E195-E2 will be configured with 126 seats in two classes.

The initial destinations will be Berlin, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, but there are plans to offer flights to Vienna, Amsterdam, Geneva and London next.

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Bavarian’s founder, Adem Karagöz, stated that the company is already in initial discussions with Munich Airport pending its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). The expectation is that the first revenue flights will take place at the end of the year.

The option for leasing Embraer jets can be made with some lessors that are customers of the E195-E2, such as Azorra, AerCap and AirCastle.

Munich is currently Lufthansa’s second hub and has gained importance in the airline’s plans. This year, the return of the Airbus A380 will be made from the airport in Bavaria during the summer.


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