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Fleet list of Ad Astra Aero AG and predecessors (1919-1931)

Fleet list of Ad Astra Aero AG and predecessors
(1919-1931)

By: Rob Mulder, www.europeanairlines.no
We would like to receive information from the reader about the mistakes in this list.

Abbreviations:
b/u = Broken up
Canx = cancelled from the register
c/n = Constructor’s Number
dbr = Destroyed beyond repair
f.u. = Fate unknown
In = Date aircraft was taken in use / or registered
Regn = Registration

One of the predeccessors of SWISSAIR was the airline company Ad Astra Aero AG, which in its turn came from a
number of other airline companies.

Fleet list of Frick & Co., Luftverkehrsgesellschaft Ad Astra (1919 – 1920)

Type Regn. c/n In Fate
Macchi Nieuport M.3 CH 12 .19 24.2.20 to Ad Astra Aero AG
Macchi Nieuport M.3 CH 15 3022 .19 24.2.20 to Ad Astra Aero AG
Dornier Gs.I CH 8 10.19 10.12.19 to Dornier Werke AG
Macchi M.9bis CH 19 3049 .19 24.2.20 to Ad Astra Aero AG
Macchi M.9bis CH 20 .19 24.2.20 to Ad Astra Aero AG
Fleet list of Ad Astra A.G.
(1919-1920)
Type Regn. c/n In Fate
Macchi Nieuport M.3 CH 12 15.12.19 24.2.20 to Ad Astra Aero AG
Macchi Nieuport M.3 CH 15 3022 15.12.19 24.2.20 to Ad Astra Aero AG
Macchi M.9bis CH 19 3049 15.12.19 24.2.20 to Ad Astra Aero AG
Macchi M.9bis CH 20 15.12.19 24.2.20 to Ad Astra Aero AG
Macchi Nieuport M.18 CH 21 .20 ntu, 24.2.20 to Schweiz. LVG, Ad Astra Aero AG
Macchi Nieuport M.18 CH 22 .20 ntu, 24.2.20 to Schweiz. LVG, Ad Astra Aero AG
Macchi Nieuport M.18 CH 23 .20 ntu, 24.2.20 to Schweiz. LVG, Ad Astra Aero AG,
Macchi Nieuport M.18 CH 24 .20 ntu, 24.2.20 to Schweiz. LVG, Ad Astra Aero AG

Fleet list of Schweizerische Luftverkehrs Aktiengesellschaft Ad Astra Aero, Avion Tourisme S.A. – Ad Astra Aero

(1920-1931)
Type Regn. c/n In Fate
Kondor E.IIIa CH 1 24.02.20 f.u.
LVG C.V CH 2 24.02.20 1927 to DLH
Caudron G.3 CH 3 24.02.20 f.u.
LVG C.V CH 5 24.02.20 f.u.
Savoia FBA CH 6 24.02.20 f.u.
LVG C.V CH 7 24.02.20 f.u.
Macchi Nieuport M.3 CH 12 24.02.20 1922 burnt,  canx
Savoia FBA CH 14 24.02.20 f.u.
Macchi Nieuport M.3 CH 15 3022 24.02.20 1922 cancelled
Savoia FBA CH 17 24.02.20 f.u.
Savoia FBA CH 18 24.02.20 f.u.
Macchi M.9bis CH 19 3049 24.02.20
Macchi M.9bis CH 20 24.02.20 1.23 burned
Macchi Nieuport M.18 CH 21 .20 1922 to Jfa
Macchi Nieuport M.18 CH 22 .20
Macchi Nieuport M.18 CH 23 .20 1922 to Jfa
Macchi Nieuport M.18 CH 24 .20
Dornier C.III Komet I CH 49 .21
Dornier C.III Komet I CH 50 .21
Dorn. Do.Cs.II Delphin CH 58 .21 1922 wfu
Junkers F 13 CH 59 574 07.21 (1), 20.10.21 interned in Hungary
Junkers F 13 CH 66 582? .21
Wild CH 71 25.10.21
Wild CH 74 .21
Hanriot HD-1 CH 77 .21
LVG C.V CH 75 .22 f.u.
LVG C.V CH 76 .22 f.u.
Junkers F 13 CH 91 580 29.05.22 8.22 to PLL Aero-lloyd as PP-ALA
Junkers F 13 CH 92 587 24.06.22 14.4.31 to Fliegerhorst Nordmark as D-2040
Junkers F 13 CH 91 583 28.07.22 20.10.31 to Bad.-Pfäl­zische Luft Hansa as D 193
Junkers F 13 CH 93 593 06.07.22 14.6.28 crashed
Junkers F 13 CH 94 617 06.07.22 26.3.31 to R.Mossbacher as D-2226
Wild CH 122 .24
Dornier Merkur CH 142 .26 26.3.31 to Swissair
Dornier Merkur CH 171 .26 26.3.31 to Swissair
Häfeli DH-3 CH 172 .27
Fokker F.VIIb-3m CH 190 5128 .29 26.3.31 to Swissair
Fokker F.VIIb-3m CH 192 5225 28.02.29 26.3.31 to Swissair
Fokker F.VIIb-3m CH 193 5136? .29 1931 canx. (to CIDNA as F-AJCH)
Messerschmidt M.18d CH 191 476 04.30 26.3.31 to Swissair
Comte AC.4 Gentleman CH 262 34 18.09.30 26.3.31 to Swissair
Aircraft registrated on the name of Ad Astra Aero AG, but never used by the company:
Type Regn. c/n In Fate
Junkers F 13 CH 66 544? .21 5.22 to Junkers Werke AG
Dornier Falke CH 87 .22
Dornier C CH 126 .24
Dornier E CH 127 .24
Junkers S 22 CH 128 .24
Junkers H 21 CH 129 .24
Junkers A 20 CH 130 .23 12.24 to Persia
Junkers G 24 CH 132 832 02.03.25 (2) 21.7.25 crashed
Junkers G 24 CH 133 834 28.04.25 (2) 11.26 to ÖLAG as A-44
Junkers G 24 CH 134 839 11.07.25 (2) 11.26 to DLH
Junkers G 24 CH 135 848 23.07.25 (2) 11.26 to DLH
(1) With CH 59/66 the German pilot Wilhelm Zimmerman flew the former Austro-Hungarian Kaiser from Switzerland to Hungary.
(2) The four Junkers G.23 were owned by the Bayerische Luftverkehrs AG but registrated on the name Ad Astra Aero AG.