AirScoot
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Interflug Split Up

Sat May 28, 2005 12:02 am

This is another one of those odd topics that came up the other day. I know that in the early 90's Interflug ceased operations due to German reunification. What was the final disposition of their assets? I know I've seen at least one picture of one of their aircraft being turned into a cafe of sorts.

Also, sort of on the same topic, does anyone know what reservations system they used?
 
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RE: Interflug Split Up

Sat May 28, 2005 12:10 am

I believe that one or two of their A310 went into the German Luftwaffe (Air Force)
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RE: Interflug Split Up

Sat May 28, 2005 12:15 am

Interesting Topic.

I know it's been touched on before...but I would like to know more about how Interflug was integrated into the democratic West.

Routes? What were the international destinations, and from where did they originate?

Aircraft? What happened to the fleet of Russian built aircraft?

Employees? Did they automatically lose their jobs?
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RE: Interflug Split Up

Sat May 28, 2005 12:27 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 2):
I know it's been touched on before...

What Happened To Interflug? (by RootsAir Feb 20 2005 in Civil Aviation)
Good Bye, Interflug! (by Vanguard737 Jan 22 2005 in Civil Aviation)
Lufthansa And Interflug (by RedAirForce Jul 10 2002 in Civil Aviation)

Quoting Stirling (Reply 2):
.but I would like to know more about how Interflug was integrated into the democratic West.

They went the same way as most parts of the East-German economy.

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RE: Interflug Split Up

Sat May 28, 2005 12:44 am

Do you read German?

Then check out http://www.interflug.net/aufenthaltsorte.htm which lists the current status of a couple of IF ships.


Some were sold and fly until today, most prominently our "Air Force Ones":


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(Also, two TU5 went to the Air Force, one crashed, one was sold to Bulgaria):


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Many are in museums, best known is the Lady Agnes at Stoelln - not only IS she the museum, but also the own registrar's office (how cool is it to get married there). She was landed spectacularly on that very short (900 m iirc) sirt strip.


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This one was used as a restaurant, then rotted along a bit, was then transported to a museum:


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One was a café but is abandonned now:


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This one might still be in use as a restaurant:


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Some are derelict at various airports:


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This one is used for firefighter training:


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Hope this helps!

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RE: Interflug Split Up

Sat May 28, 2005 2:32 am

Thanks for the information.. and I would swear that nothing came up but the odd reply referencing Interflug when I did the search before I started this topic.

Any info on their RES system?
 
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RE: Interflug Split Up

Sat May 28, 2005 3:53 am

if you can read german be fast and visit http://www.interflug.net/ It will be offline soon - sad to see the best IF site gone.

Bye, Georg.