|Operating bases||Cologne Bonn Airport|
|Parent company||Zeitfracht Holding|
|Key people||Walter Böhnke,|
The current name was adopted in 1991, when the parent was reorganized as WDL Group. With WDL Aviation offering aircraft lease and charter services, the aerial advertising and sightseeing flight branch (using blimps) survives in the other subsidiary of WDL Group, which is called WDL Luftschiff. Since 1998, the British Aerospace 146 is in service with WDL Aviation. Other aircraft types that were operated by WDL Aviation include the Fokker F27 Friendship and an Airbus A320-200 on lease from Adria Airways between 1992 and 1993.
WDL Aviation was acquired by the Berlin logistics company Zeitfracht on 1 October 2017. During 2018, WDL Aviation started acquiring BAe 146-300 QT freighter aircraft while planning to replace its BAe 146 passenger aircraft with newer Embraer 190s.
As of January 2019, the WDL Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|BAe 146-300 QT||cargo aircraft|
|Embraer 190||to replace BAe 146 passenger aircraft|
WDL Aviation made international headlines when a flight that they executed for British Airways from London City Airport ended up in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf. After landing, the pilots realised the mistake. The passengers were flown to Dusseldorf a few hours later. 
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