|Focus cities||Hannover Airport|
|Parent company||Straumur Investment Bank|
|Key people||Bertolt Flick (CEO)|
XL Airways Germany GmbH was a German charter airline headquartered in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Hesse, operating charter and ad-hoc lease services, mostly out of Frankfurt Airport. The airline belonged, together with XL Airways France, to now bankrupt Straumur Investment Bank from Iceland.
The airline was founded as Star XL German Airlines by Avion Group from Iceland and received its AOC on 3 May 2006. On 30 October of the same year, the Avion leisure business was bought out and re-organized as XL Leisure Group, resulting in the airline changing its name to XL Airways Germany.
On 11 September 2008, BBC News Channel reported that XL Leisure Group had filed for administration due to rising fuel prices, although initially Simon Calder confirmed the group's website was still taking bookings, the group folded the next morning. Operations of the German and French airline subsidiaries were not affected, however. On 12 September 2008, Straumur Investment Bank acquired XL Airways Germany and its French sister company, XL Airways France.
XL Airways Germany served the following destinations in December 2012:
As of December 2012, the XL Airways Germany fleet consisted of the following aircraft:
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