The airline was established in 1980 as Interot Airways, but started revenue operations only in 1986 with flights from Augsburg to Düsseldorf. In 1993 it started flying to European holiday destinations for tour operators and added international scheduled services in 1994, to Florence. The co-operation with Lufthansa initiated in 1996 was accompanied by a change of name to Augsburg Airways. From 1 June 2002, its operations were restructured and in 2003 it became part of Lufthansa Regional. Augsburg Airways was purchased by Cirrus Airlines and forms part of the Cirrus Group.
As of December 2010, the Augsburg Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 9.2 years