Germania declared bankruptcy on 4 February 2019, and ceased operations on 5 February 2019. See our list of alternative airlines to discover which airlines fly similar routes.
Germania, officially known as 'Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH', was a well established, privately owned German airline based in the capital, Berlin. It owned the subsidiary Bulgarian Eagle. and was also in partnership with the African airline Gambia Bird. Germania's flight operations were launched in 1986 and with 600 employees in 2015, the company was still controlled by the German family which founded the airline. The airline carried more than 3 million passengers per year to more than 55 destinations within the continent, North Africa and the Middle East.
Within Germany, the main airports from which Germania originally flew to were Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Munich and Memmingen.
Germania's route network served in excess of 40 international destinations from popular resorts and cities in European countries such as Spain, Turkey, and Greece through to more exotic destinations in Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and Iraq. Two scheduled service routes were from London Gatwick to Pristina and Erfurt.
Passengers with Germania were entitled to one piece of hand baggage of up to 6 kg.
For checked baggage, adults and children were entitled to a maximum of 20kg in the hold and some flights to and from Lebanon, Israel, Iran, Iraq were allowed up to 25kg.
Germania offered four types of fare class:
Germania passengers were able to purchase more legroom through an XL seat for a fee of €30. Soft drinks, snacks and magazines were included in the ticket price with Germania.
Germania had a checked baggage allowance of 20kg at no additional cost. On longer flights, for instance to and from Beirut, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, passengers even had a baggage allowance of up to 25 kg.
Passengers could check-in for their Germania flight by visiting the Germania online check-in page and entering their booking reference, surname and airport of departure. Online check-in opened between 23—4 hours before flight departure time. Germania online check-in allowed passengers to choose their seat and either print off their boarding pass or download it to their mobile.
Passengers could check-in for their Germania flight at the airport of departure by visiting a member of staff at the Germania check-in desks. Germania check-in counters opened two hours before departure time and closed 45 minutes before flight departure time at the very latest. Check-in at the airport gave you access to baggage drop and your boarding pass.
Germania's fleet consisted of Airbus A319, Airbus A321 and Boeing 737-700 aircraft. However, in Spring 2015, Germania announced its plan to phase out all of their recently refurbished Boeing 737-800s by 2020 to become an all-Airbus operator.