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Notice: As of 2012 Contact Air has suspended all operations and ceased trading

Contact Air was a German regional airline that operated services on behalf of Lufthansa Regional and Swiss International. The airline was established in 1974 in Filderstadt as Contact Air Flugdienst, before being acquired by OLT Express Germany in 2012, which later also ceased operations in 2013. The airline was based out of Stuttgart Airport, operating a fleet of 8 Fokker 100 aircraft. The airline was a founding member of Lufthansa's 'Team Lufthansa', which was an alliance of regional airlines assisting Lufthansa. Lufthansa ended its partnership in 2012 with the airline shortly acquired by OLT Express Germany and ceased operating as Contact Air.

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As of febrero 2022, Contact Air has ceased operating. However, previous routes included:

País CITY Aeropuerto
Austria Graz Graz Airport
Vienna Vienna International Airport
Brussels Bélgica Brussels Airport
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague
France Mulhouse EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
Paris Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Alemania Berlina Berlin Tegal Airport
Bremen Bremen Airport
Colonia Cologne Bonn Airport
Dresde Dresden Airport
Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport
Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
Hamburgo Hamburg Airport
Hannover Hannover Airport
Leipzig Leipzig/Halle Airport
Munich Munich Airport
Nuremberg Nuremberg Airport
Paderborn Paderborn Lippstadt Airport
Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport
Hungary Budapest Budapest Ferihegy International Airport
Italia Bolonia Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Milán Milan Malpensa Airport
Turin Turin Airport
Suiza Ginebra Geneva International Airport
Zürich Zurich Airport

Equipaje permitido

Contact Air no longer operates services, meaning that their baggage policy has been terminated.

Información de registro

As of 2012 Contact Air ceased operations, closing their e-commerce and reservations platform and closing their check-in facilities online and at the airport

Travel Classes

Upon the closure of Contact Air, all aircraft operated by the airline were returned to the lessors or sold off. This means that as of febrero 2022 the airline doesn't offer any travel classes or options to book.

Inflight Entertainment & Wifi

Contact Air doesn't operate any services or aircraft so does not provide inflight entertainment or Wifi.

Food & Beverages

Complimentary food and beverages are no longer provided as Contact Air has ceased trading effective 2012.

Programa de viajero frecuente

As the airline operated services on behalf of Lufthansa Regional and Swiss International the airline allowed passengers to spend and earn miles with the Lufthansa Group's 'Miles & More' frequent flyer program. However, this partnership has since ended.

Alianza de aerolíneas

Contact Air was an affiliate member of the Star Alliance through its partnership with both Lufthansa and Swiss International. The airline has since ceased operating and withdrew from this partnership and airline alliance.


Upon the closure of Contact Air in 2012, the airline had a fleet of:

  • 8 x Fokker 100

The airline had previously also operated the following:

  • ATR 42
  • ATR 72
  • BAE Jetstream
  • Dash 8 100
  • Dash 8 300
  • Fokker 50

Aeropuerto Principal

Stuttgart Airport (STR)

Stuttgart Airport is the main airport serving the German city of Stuttgart in the south of the country. The airport is often the 6-8th busiest airport in Germany with an annual capacity of around 12 million. Stuttgart Airport operates with 1 runway serving 4 terminal buildings but also can accommodate helicopter movements with its helipad offering greater transport methods for passengers and airlines. The airport is a hub for Eurowings, Condor and TUIfly Deutschland and previously was also a hub for Contact Air. Numerous European and international carriers serve the airport providing a diverse route map across Germany, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Currently, airlines such as Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Cairo, British Airways, Easyjet, Eurowings, KLM, Play, Turkish Airlines and more all operate to the airport. Ground transportation to the airport is excellent with regional Stuttgart rail services running between the airport and city centre with long-distance services beginning in 2022. The airport offers coach and local bus services as well as numerous taxi, ride-hailing and car hire facilities.