The WDL Group was founded in 1955 by Theodor Wüllenkemper. He started with banner-towing, seaside resort services, and executive flights, using small propeller-powered aircraft.
WDL-Aviation GmbH & Co. KG. was founded in 1974, which was when the first Fokker F 27s were taken into service for passenger flights. British Aerospace (BAe) 146 regional jets were added in 1998, together with the Learjet 55. The fleet is currently comprised of British Aerospace BAe 146 Regional Jets flying for major enterprises across the whole of Europe.
In October 2017, WDL-Aviation was merged with Zeitfracht Luftfahrt Holding GmbH. The Zeitfracht group has been owner-managed for three generations and is fully independent. "Just in time" deliveries are a system devised by Zeitfracht. The company organises and coordinates circular trips for packaged goods, perishables and exceptional loads on a short-haul or long-distance basis with efficiency that cannot be beaten. Zeitfracht is always on the move – use us as your accurate, effective, innovative first mover and benefit from our combination of tradition and modernity.