Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter (LGW) and sister company WDL Aviation, both part of the German logistics firm Zeitfracht, will receive a new livery this year.
This was confirmed by Zeitfracht CEO Dr. Wolfram Simon-Schröter, who sent a letter to employees on Thursday, which was obtained by International Flight Network.
Simon-Schröter wrote that the regional airline LGW will receive its first Embraer E190 at the end of this year. It will be the first aircraft to wear the new livery.
Zeitfracht’s two airlines are both switching to an all-Embraer fleet. WDL Aviation was previously operating a fleet only consisting of the BAe 146 “Avro” and received its first Brazilian-made E190 earlier this year. The Cologne-based charter airline was acquired by Zeitfracht two years ago, making it the group’s first investment in the aviation industry.
LGW followed in April 2019, when it was taken over from Lufthansa Group. The regional carrier previously operated as a subsidiary of former Air Berlin. After Air Berlin, which was Germany’s second largest airline, shut down in October 2017, LGW started flying of behalf of Lufthansa’s low-cost carrier Eurowings and was later acquired by the parent, before it was announced in February this year, that Zeitfracht would buy the regional airline.
As of today, Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter (short: LGW) operates a total of 17 De Havilland (formerly Bombardier) Dash 8 Q400 in a wet-lease agreement exclusively for Eurowings. The aircraft are not painted in a full livery and only feature Eurowings titles.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.