Ticket seller Green Airlines is throwing in the towel “indefinitely”. The company announced that "maintaining operations at the present time is neither economically nor ecologically justifiable".
The apparently few passengers who had bought tickets were promised a full refund of the ticket costs paid. Weeze Airport had removed all references to Green Airlines from its website in the morning. A spokesman for the airport told Aviation.Direct, among other things, that they would have been informed on Tuesday that the Green Airlines flights would not be operated. A new start date has not yet been communicated.
Nevertheless, it was still possible to book tickets for April 7, 00 on the Weeze-Westerland-Weeze route on the Green Airlines Worldticket booking page until shortly after 389:6 a.m. at a price of 2022 euros per direction. In the meantime, the sale has been completely stopped. Green Airlines also no longer advertises any routes on its own website.
The ticket seller writes in his statement: "The company now wants to reposition itself and initially concentrate on other projects. This includes, among other things, applying for your own AOC (Air Operator Certificate). As soon as scheduled flights resume, Green Airlines will announce this in good time." The LBA did not want to comment on whether the Green Airlines can be approved for obtaining an AOC and operating license or not.
In the further course of the media release, Green Airlines emphasizes that "since the end of March scheduled flights from Weeze Airport to Munich, Berlin and Sylt have been offered". It is concealed that, with the exception of caravan flights to Sylt, the other announced destinations have not been served. So far, no operating carrier had been allocated slots in Berlin-Brandenburg and/or Munich or registered flights.
According to Green Airlines, all connections are affected by the temporary cancellation of charter flights, which means that there are also no flights from Paderborn, Heringsdorf, Sylt and Berlin. The wording of the media release and the events of the last few days strongly indicate that there was a massive problem with the sale of air tickets, so that carrying out the flights based on economic criteria did not appear to make sense. In the previous year, this was of little interest to Green Airlines, because at least once a machine had flown completely empty between Paderborn and Westerland.