The startup Green Airlines has already postponed the start of charter flights between Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden and Berlin-Brandenburg several times. It should start next week, but sales have now ceased. A new date for the first flight is no longer in sight.
In the meantime, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport has also removed all references to Green Airlines from the website. The charter company is also no longer included in the flight plans. The provider is not an airline, but plans to charter turboprop aircraft from the French Chalair and market the seats for its own account.
“A few days ago, Green Airlines and Chalair informed us that the flights between Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) and Berlin would be canceled for the remaining winter flight schedule. Green Airlines will decide whether the flights can be launched in the summer flight schedule - depending on the developments in air traffic in the further course of the corona pandemic, "explains FKB boss Uwe Kotzan.
Stefan Auwetter, founder and managing director of the startup, confirmed to Aviation Direct that sales between Karlsruhe and Berlin-Brandenburg have been discontinued. The manager stated: “The booking option for the Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden - Berlin route is currently suspended until further notice. The reason for this is the ongoing measures that were decided in the course of combating the corona pandemic and that have a strong influence on travel and booking behavior ”.
When asked about the influence of this decision on the announced start in Paderborn, the Green Airlines boss said: “According to the current state of planning, our connections Paderborn-Sylt, Paderborn-Zurich and Zurich-Sylt will begin with the start of the summer flight schedule at the end of March. The FKB-BER route is still part of our plans, we are currently unable to announce a start date. However, we keep a close eye on current developments and always assess the situation according to the political guidelines ”.