MeerExpress is a Germany airline that offers scheduled passenger flights. The airline is based at Ruhr Area Airfield and offers flights connecting mainland Germany the German Noth Sea Islands. Currently, the airline flies between three destinations, offering flights from Ruhr Area to Norderney and Juist and back.
The airline flies during the holiday season, operating from March to November. It offers flights on each day of the week, except for Tuesday, with an increased frequency over public holiday periods.
MeerExpress was founded in 2020. It was created to reduce the time it takes to travel between the Ruhr area and the North Sea Islands of Germany. Before MeerExpress offered flights between the islands, the only way to travel between the two destinations was by car and ferry, which would usually take several hours. With flights from MeerExpress, passengers can now travel between the destinations in under one hour. Many locals take vacations in the North Sea Islands and — with MeerExpress — they can now spend more time enjoying their well-deserved breaks and less time travelling.
On top of its regularly scheduled passenger flights, MeerExpress also offers special flights to its passengers. Including sightseeing flights, charter flights to other islands and flights for special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, anniversaries, honeymoons and more.
The airline also offers free parking at the Ruhr Area airport for every person with a MeerExpress flight ticket.
MeerExpress offers regular connections from the Ruhr Area to destinations in the North Sea Islands between March and November each year.
Passengers that have purchased the Basic or Flex fare will be given a free carry-on baggage allowance of 5 kg.
Passengers that have purchased the Comfort fare will be given free carry-on baggage allowance of 5 kg. However, passengers can choose not to bring any carry-on baggage and add the 5 kg onto their checked baggage allowance instead.
Passengers that have purchased the Basic or Flex fare will be given a free checked baggage allowance of 15 kg.
Passengers that have purchased the Comfort fare will be given a free checked baggage allowance of 25 kg if they're bringing carry-on baggage (1 x 15 kg & 1 x 10 kg checked & 1 x 5kg carry-on). OR a free checked baggage allowance of 30kg if they're not bringing carry-on baggage (2 x 15kg checked).
Online check-in isn't available with MeerExpress.
To check-in for flights on this airline, passengers will have to check-in at the airport. Passengers must have their travel documents ready to present to the airline check-in agent in order to complete check-in. It's important to arrive at the airport at least one hour before the flight departs, as arriving late could result in a passenger being refused boarding.
As the airline only uses small planes on its flights, there's only one cabin. However, within that cabin, there a three different fares that give passengers a range of different benefits. Take a look at the different fares and their benefits:
Passengers who have purchased the comfort fare are given complimentary snacks and drinks to enjoy throughout the flight.
Passengers with the Basic and Flex fare may purchase snacks and drinks once in-flight.
The airline flies Cessna Caravan planes. These have the capacity to sit up to 10 passengers.
Ruh Area Airfield, also known as Schwarze Heide Airport, is a small local airfield in the Ruhr Area and the hub airport for MerrExpress. MeerExpress flies all of its flights out the airfield, connecting it with Norderney, Juist and other destinations in the North Sea Islands upon request. The airline has been based at this airfield for as long as it has flown.
The airfield itself is very small, with one single landing/take-off strip. Currently, MeerExpress is the only airline based at the airport.