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West Germany is the common name of a former republic of central Europe, bordered on the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; on the east by the former East Germany and the Czech Republic; on the south by Austria and Switzerland; and on the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. West Germany had an area of 248,577 sq km (95,976 sq mi). It was established officially as the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; German Bundesrepublik Deutschland) on May 23, 1949, as one of two successor states-East Germany (officially the German Democratic Republic, or GDR) being the other-to the nation of Germany after its defeat in World War II (1939-1945). West Germany ceased to exist in 1990 when it merged with East Germany into a single nation known as Germany (officially called the Federal Republic of Germany).

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update17Aug14AdC (Air de Cologne)- status changed to 'Renamed' as airline was acquired by TNT in 1988 (thanks Dick Stellweg )

AirlineOperating DatesIATA : ICAOTreeStatusUpdate Reason

 AdC (Air de Cologne)

1987* - 1988 >TNTRenamed 

 Aerotour

1956 - 1958  Inactive 

 Air Bremen

1989 - 1990HR : --- Inactive 

 Air Commerz

1970 - 1973DX : --- Inactive 

 Air Lloyd

1961* - 1964  Inactive 

 Alfa Air

(1970s))  Began? 

 All-Air (Allegemeine Luftransport)

1965* - 1966DZ : --->Transport FlugRenamed 

 Aquair

1983* - 1983*  Status? 

 Atlantis Airways

1968 - 1972 >AtlantisInactive 

 Aviaction

1969 - 1973  Inactive 

 Aviation Hanseatiche Lufteederei

1970s  Status? 

 Bavaria Flug

1957 - 1977 >TUIflyRenamed 

 Bavaria-Germanair

1977 - 1979BV : --->TUIflyRenamed 

 Braunschweig Flug

1976* - 1976* >Naske AirRenamed 

 Calair (TF Transportflug)

1970 - 1972 CalairInactive 

 Condor Luftfreederei

1957* - 1961 >Condor FlugdienstRenamed 

 Condor Sudflug

1955* - 1961 >Condor FlugdienstRenamed 

 Contactair (Contact Air)

1978* - 1982*KI : --- Status? 

 Deutsche Flugdienst

1956 - 1961 >Condor FlugdienstRenamed 

 Deutsche Lufthansa

1955* - 1955*  Status? 

 Deutsche Taxiflug

1961* - 1961*  Status? 

 DFD (Deutsche Ferienflugdienste)

1989* - 1990  Inactive 

 DFD (Deutscher Flug Dienst)

1981* - 1982DB : --- Inactive 

 DLT (Deutsche Luftverkehrsgesellschaft)

1974 - 1992DW : --->Lufthansa CityLineRenamed 

 EFS (Express Flug Service)

1973 - 1977  Inactive 

 Elbeflug

1970 - 1971  Inactive 

 ESS Luftfahrtunternehmen

1985 - 1988EE : --- Inactive 

 Flugtransport

1963* - 1963*  Status? 

 General Air

1962 - 1975  Inactive 

 German Cargo

1977 - 1992GP : --->Lufthansa CargoRenamed 

 Germanair

1968 - 1977 >TUIflyRenamed 

 Hadag Air

1974 - 1986*GP : --->Hanse ExpressInactive 

 Hadag General Air Seebaderflug

1974* - 1974 >Hanse ExpressRenamed 

 Hapag-Lloyd Flugzeug

1953* - 1953*  Status? 

 Hapag-Lloyd Flugzeug

1973 - 1974*  Status? 

 Hohenloher Flugdienst

1978* - 1979*  Status? 

 Holiday Express

1986 - 1986 >Hanse ExpressRenamed 

 Holstenflug

1966 - 1979HD : --- Inactive 

 Intercondor (Inter Condor)

1990* - 1990*  Inactive 

 Interfly

1971* - 1971*  Inactive 

 Jetair

1982* - 1985JA : --- Inactive 

 LTS (Lufttransport Sud)

1984 - 1988 >Air BerlinRenamed 

 LuftAG

1953^ - 1954 >LufthansaRenamed 

 Lufttaxi Osnabruck

1978* - 1979*KG : --- Status? 

 Lufttransport Union

1956 - 1958 >Air BerlinRenamed 

 Luftverkehr Wilhelmshaven-Friesland Erich Passon

1978* - 1979*LW : --- Status? 

 NFD (Numberger Flugdienst)

1975^ - 1994 >EurowingsRenamed 

 Nora Air Services

(1970s)  Began? 

 Nordseeflug Sylter Lufttransport

1966* - 1968NO : ---AtlantisRenamed 

 OLT (Ostfriesische Lufttransport)

1970 - 1974 >Lufthansa CityLineRenamed 

 OLT Ostfriesische Lufttaxi

1958* - 1970 >Lufthansa CityLineRenamed 

 Panorama Flugdienst

1988* - 1988* >Euro City LineRenamed 

 Pleuger Flugdienst

1978* - 1979*  Status? 

 Rheingau Air Service

1974* - 1979*KG : --- Status? 

 SAT Flug (Special Air Transport)

1978 - 1986ST : --->GermaniaRenamed 

 Süddeutsche Bedarfsflug

1952^ - 1952* >Condor FlugdienstRenamed 

 Südflug International

1952* - 1968SZ : --->Condor FlugdienstInactive 

 SudwestFlug (Sudwest Flug)

1965 - 1968 >TUIflyRenamed 

 Supair (Super International Airlines)

(1981*)  Began? 

 Tempelhof Airways USA

1981 - 1990CL : THE Inactive 

 TF Transportflug

1965* - 1970 >CalairRenamed 

 Transport Flug (Transportflug)

1965 - 1970 Transport FlugInactive 

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