Augsburg Airways mothballs fleet in Maastricht

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Defunct German regional carrier Augsburg Airways has parked its fleet at Maastricht airport, and the aircraft are to be sold.

The former Lufthansa partner ceased operations on 26 October, after the mainline carrier called off their co-operation at the end of the summer schedule.

Augsburg Airways, which operated almost exclusively for Lufthansa, subsequently ferried its entire fleet – comprising eight Bombardier Q400 turboprops and two Embraer 190 regional jets – from its Munich base to the Dutch airport.

Maastricht-based MRO provider SAMCO says it is maintaining the aircraft and has taken over their continuing airworthiness management until they have been sold.

The aircraft are expected to remain at Maastricht for a number of months, it adds.