Nürnberger Flugdienst (NFD)
1974: Foundation of the NFD by Hans Rudolf Wöhrl, owner of the INTRO Group, as charter airline for business clients with its base airport at Nuremberg. NFD grows to be the second largest scheduled airline in Germany after Lufthansa.
1981: NFD operates regionally and internationally focusing on business clients. At that time the fleet consists of 3 Fairchild Metroliners 3.
1984: The fleet is extended to 9 Metroliners and 5 ATRs 42/72. Start of a cooperation with Air France on all routes from Germany to France.
1990: Sale of 49% of the shares to Air Europe and 26.1% to Karstadt. Further extension of the fleet by 2 Boeings 757 as well as 7 additional ATRs 72 – starting of charter flights for tourist enterprises.
1991: Buy-back of all shares by the INTRO Group because of the bankruptcy of Air Europe caused by the effects of the first gulf war. Repositioning of NFD focusing on business travelers – sale of the Boeing airplanes. Result: Successful turnaround within only nine months.
: Sale of NFD to RFG (later Eurowings, today a partner of Lufthansa)