Arcus-Air is a distinguished airline with roots dating back to 1973. Headquartered in Zweibrücken, Germany, it operates under two major divisions: Arcus Executive Aviation based in Zweibrücken and Arcus Air Logistics situated in Troisdorf. With Mannheim City Airport serving as its primary hub, the airline specializes in chartered cargo and corporate flights. Over the years, Arcus-Air has evolved, offering scheduled passenger services in the ’80s and ’90s, while also pioneering through ventures like Cosmos Air, which was later sold to Cirrus Airlines in 1999. In 2020, a significant milestone was achieved when Arcus Air Logistic and Arcus Air OBC became part of Chapman Freeborn, a subsidiary of Avia Solutions Group.


Arcus-Air, in its history, offered scheduled passenger flights connecting Mannheim to cities like Oberpfaffenhofen, Leipzig, and Dresden. Notably, during the 1990s, following the German Reunification, the airline expanded its network to these destinations. Additionally, through its subsidiary Cosmos Air, it provided scheduled services from Mannheim to prominent cities like Berlin and London, using strategic airports like London City Airport and the iconic Tempelhof Airport.


The Arcus-Air fleet is modern and versatile. As of May 2022, their fleet comprises 7 Embraer Phenom 100 aircraft and 2 Dornier 228 planes. These aircraft are pivotal for the airline’s operations, ensuring efficient and timely services to their clientele.


  • IATA: ZE

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