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DBA (DBA Luftfahrtgesellschaft mbH, formerly branded as Deutsche BA) was an airline headquartered on the grounds of Munich Airport. It was a Low Cost Carrier (LCC) and operated scheduled domestic and international services and also operated charter flights for tour operators in Europe and North Africa.
The airline was created in 1992 when British Airways acquired a 49% stake in Delta Air, a regional airline. It was renamed Deutsche BA. In 2002 EasyJet signed an exclusive agreement with British Airways giving it the option to purchase Deutsche BA. EasyJet had until July 31, 2003, to purchase DBA, during which time Deutsche BA would remain fully under BA control. However, EasyJet had several commitments: send three managers to the German operation, contribute £3m for capital expenditure and pay BA £366,000 per month until it exercised its option. In March 2003 EasyJet announced it had abandoned its plans to acquire Deutsche BA, citing the economic climate and employment laws in Germany.
DBA was acquired by Air Berlin in August 2006, but continued to operate independently, marketed as Air Berlin (powered by dba), until being dissolved by its parent company Air Berlin on November 30, 2008.