Notice: As of 2012 Contact Air has suspended all operations and ceased trading
Contact Air was a German regional airline that operated services on behalf of Lufthansa Regional and Swiss International. The airline was established in 1974 in Filderstadt as Contact Air Flugdienst, before being acquired by OLT Express Germany in 2012, which later also ceased operations in 2013. The airline was based out of Stuttgart Airport, operating a fleet of 8 Fokker 100 aircraft. The airline was a founding member of Lufthansa's 'Team Lufthansa', which was an alliance of regional airlines assisting Lufthansa. Lufthansa ended its partnership in 2012 with the airline shortly acquired by OLT Express Germany and ceased operating as Contact Air.
Contact Air ceased operations in 2012. If you wish to travel regionally within Germany and central Europe then click the images below to find out about alternative airlines.
As of February 2022, Contact Air has ceased operating. However, previous routes included:
|Vienna||Vienna International Airport|
|Czech Republic||Prague||Václav Havel Airport Prague|
|Paris||Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport|
|Germany||Berlin||Berlin Tegal Airport|
|Cologne||Cologne Bonn Airport|
|Paderborn||Paderborn Lippstadt Airport|
|Hungary||Budapest||Budapest Ferihegy International Airport|
|Italy||Bologna||Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport|
|Milan||Milan Malpensa Airport|
|Switzerland||Geneva||Geneva International Airport|
Contact Air no longer operates services, meaning that their baggage policy has been terminated.
As of 2012 Contact Air ceased operations, closing their e-commerce and reservations platform and closing their check-in facilities online and at the airport
Upon the closure of Contact Air, all aircraft operated by the airline were returned to the lessors or sold off. This means that as of February 2022 the airline doesn't offer any travel classes or options to book.
Contact Air doesn't operate any services or aircraft so does not provide inflight entertainment or Wifi.
Complimentary food and beverages are no longer provided as Contact Air has ceased trading effective 2012.
As the airline operated services on behalf of Lufthansa Regional and Swiss International the airline allowed passengers to spend and earn miles with the Lufthansa Group's 'Miles & More' frequent flyer program. However, this partnership has since ended.
Contact Air was an affiliate member of the Star Alliance through its partnership with both Lufthansa and Swiss International. The airline has since ceased operating and withdrew from this partnership and airline alliance.
Upon the closure of Contact Air in 2012, the airline had a fleet of:
The airline had previously also operated the following:
Stuttgart Airport is the main airport serving the German city of Stuttgart in the south of the country. The airport is often the 6-8th busiest airport in Germany with an annual capacity of around 12 million. Stuttgart Airport operates with 1 runway serving 4 terminal buildings but also can accommodate helicopter movements with its helipad offering greater transport methods for passengers and airlines. The airport is a hub for Eurowings, Condor and TUIfly Deutschland and previously was also a hub for Contact Air. Numerous European and international carriers serve the airport providing a diverse route map across Germany, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Currently, airlines such as Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Cairo, British Airways, Easyjet, Eurowings, KLM, Play, Turkish Airlines and more all operate to the airport. Ground transportation to the airport is excellent with regional Stuttgart rail services running between the airport and city centre with long-distance services beginning in 2022. The airport offers coach and local bus services as well as numerous taxi, ride-hailing and car hire facilities.