After the ticket seller Green Airlines had received the proverbial “blue letter” from German Airways, a turboprop aircraft of the type ATR72 was chartered from the French Chalair, at least for the past weekend. The occupancy rate of the flights, however, had absolutely nothing to do with “green”.
For example, there were only a single-digit number of passengers on the Friday circulation. However, this should not be an isolated case, as it was heard from circles at Paderborn Airport that there were previously “a maximum of around 190 passengers” on board the Embraer 30. There are said to have "almost never been any upward outliers, but rather downwards into the single-digit range". Compared to the Westfalen-Blatt the new PAD boss Roland Hüser a utilization of around “30 to 40 percent”, which largely coincides with the stated information.
According to Chalair, the flights for the past weekend were put on sale at a time when no contract had yet been signed. The company also did not want to confirm that the ticket seller will be flying next weekend. There was no comment.
Karlsruhe public prosecutor's office determined
The business conduct of Green Airlines could also have consequences on another “apron”, because the Karlsruhe public prosecutor is conducting an investigation against the managing director in connection with the activities of Green Airlines. The authority is apparently taking a closer look at whether there is criminal behavior in connection with charter flights that have been sold but not paid for by Green Airlines to the operating carriers or not at all contracted. This is evident from Aviation Direct's existing letter from the prosecuting attorney to witnesses.
Under certain circumstances, the fact that last week the sale of tickets under German Airways flight numbers despite the cancellation without notice and that the Zeitfracht subsidiary announced legal action under the guise of “maintenance work” could not prove to be beneficial. According to Austrian law, reference must be made to the presumption of innocence.