Today, Monday 9th May 2016, at 18.55, the Berlin-based airline will land its one-of-a-kind Boeing 737 (D-AGER) – complete with stylish green fuselage and anniversary roundel on its tail fin - at Gatwick Airport. The aircraft will be in the UK for a limited time and is expected to be deployed in support of both scheduled and charter services.
Germania launched operations in 1986 and the airline’s 30th Anniversary was seen as the ideal time to introduce a one-off celebratory livery to its fleet. A time-lapse video of the livery being applied can be seen at http://www.vividphotovisual.com/blog/time-lapse/germania-30th-anniversary-time-lapse-video/.
The 30th Anniversary Boeing 737 has already flown on some of the carrier’s 150 routes across Europe and the Middle East, and this will be its first-ever visit to the UK. D-AGER was built in Seattle, Washington, on a moving production line which travels at a stately speed of 2 inches per minute – somewhat less than the finished aircraft’s top speed of 583mph or 938kph.
Germania, which is headquartered in Berlin, operates 22 aircraft throughout Europe and the Middle East and flies travellers to destinations in the sun, major European cities, or to visit friends and relatives as both a scheduled airline and charter service. In the UK, Germania operates regular weekly flights to Kosovo from its Gatwick base, as well as ad hoc charter flights throughout the year from Gatwick, Manchester and Norwich, on behalf of a range of international clients.
Over its 30 years of operations, Germania has attracted an enviable reputation for on-time performance, on-board space and comfort and infight hospitality. In addition, Germania’s varied IFE programme offers a wide range of music, as well as HDTV shows and feature films. Furthermore, customers benefit from a minimum 20kg hold baggage allowance and 6kgs of hand luggage, as well as complimentary snacks and soft drinks.