Avanti Air

Avanti Air GmbH & Co. KG, styled as avantiair, is a small German airline based in Burbach with a maintenance base at Siegerland Airport, operating ad hoc charter and aircraft wet-lease services.[1]

Avanti Air
Logo Avantiair neu.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsSiegerland Airport
Fleet size3
HeadquartersBurbach, Germany
Key peopleMarkus Baumann
Stefan Kissinger


A now retired Avanti Air ATR 72-202

Avanti Air (named after the Italian word for ahead) started operations on 1 July 1994. It was founded by former pilots Markus Baumann (now Managing Director) and Stefan Kissinger (now Chief Executive) as an aircraft management company. It entered the charter market in 1996 with two Raytheon Beech 1900C aircraft.

As of 2007, the company was owned by Gerhard Mahler (33,33%), Markus Baumann (33,33%) and Stefan Kissinger (33,33%) and had 73 employees.[1]

In autumn 2014, Avanti Air introduced the Fokker 100 to its charter fleet alongside a new corporate design. In November 2015, the airline phased out their last ATR72 aircraft in favour of a second Fokker 100 and therefore becoming an all-jet operator.[2]


As of February 2017 Avanti Air operates on a wet-lease contract on behalf of Hop![3] as well as ad-hoc charter services.


Avanti Air Fokker 100

The Avanti Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[4]

Avanti Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
Fokker 100 3 100
Total 3

Accidents and incidentsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 81.
  2. ^ ch-aviation.com - Germany's Avanti Air to shift to jet operations 23 November 2015
  3. ^ https://www.avantiair.com/en/oktober-2016-fokker-100-reg-d-agph-hop-acmi-vertragsverlaengerung/[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 14.
  5. ^ Avanti Air Beechcraft landing incident at the Aviation Safety Network

External linksEdit

  Media related to Avanti Air at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°42′19″N 8°04′26″E / 50.70531°N 8.073852°E / 50.70531; 8.073852