... as airline entrepreneurs, investors and consultants.
INTRO Aviation is your competent and trustworthy partner in all fields of the aviation industry. 40 years of experience as airline entrepreneurs tell their own tale - and tell you a lot about us. An excerpt of our airline entrepreneurship and investment projects:
On March 15, 2019 INTRO Aviation acquired the majority stake of the French long-haul specialist Corsair International S.A. The airline is based in Paris-Orly and operates a fleet of 3 Boeing 747-400 and 4 Airbus A330 ceo’s flying destinations in the Indian Ocean, the Carribean, North America and Africa.
In 2016 INTRO Aviation invested in the set-up of this new and actually first real Low Cost Carrier in South Korea. Aero_K is expected to lift off in early 2020 after the Air Carrier License was granted in March 2019. Having been the seed investor INTRO Aviation is now a minor shareholder and advises the airline exclusively. The airline will serve routes between South Korea and China, Taiwan and Japan with a fleet of Airbus A320.
INTRO Aviation acquired the Irish regional airline CityJet Ltd. from Air France in 2014. With a fleet 20 jets CityJet serves a network mainly out of London City Airport and Dublin connecting destinations in continental Europe, UK and Ireland. Until takeover CityJet was merely an ACMI operator for Air France which was quickly transformed in a state-of-the-art scheduled airline operating successfully in a highly competitive environment.
In 2003 INTRO Aviation acquired British Airways' loss making German affiliate Deutsche BA in order to position the company in the market with the new brand dba and a fresh concept.
dba was restructured following a clear strategy operating high frequency business as a single class full-service-airline with a new fare concept. After only 15 months and the first time in its 12 year history dba is profitable – with just minor staff reductions.
INTRO Aviation acquired the German business jet operator „Alpha Exec“ in 2011 and extended the AOC to A319 and developed the airline to be an ACMI operator.
Within 5 months after acquisition the airline is taking up operations starting with 2 A319 as ACMI operator (with aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) on behalf of German charter operator Germania.
INTRO founded Nürnberger Flugdienst ("NFD") in 1974 in Nuremberg. The airline grew to be the second largest scheduled carrier in Germany next to Lufthansa. Its fleet grew from 3 Fairchild Metroliners 3 to 9 Metroliners and 5 ATRs 42/72 and cooperated with Air France on all routes from Germany to France.