The ticket seller Green Airlines plans to offer charter flights from Weeze and Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden from February 14, 2022. These can currently be booked under fictitious flight numbers without specifying the operating carrier.
The company, which has been criticized in recent months for various allegations, announced that it wanted to sell flight tickets to Berlin from Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden. From Weeze, which it claims to have chosen due to its proximity to the Netherlands, tickets to Berlin, Munich and Westerland are to be offered.
The route between Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden was in deficit at Air Berlin and served primarily as a feeder for the Berlin-Tegel hub. It is therefore not surprising that no airline has yet been found that has reactivated this route. This route was originally set up by Germania Express and led to Tempelhof. After the integration of the Gexx flights into Deutsche BA and then into Air Berlin, these were relocated to the Berlin-Tegel hub for strategic reasons.
The competition in Weeze is shaped by Ryanair. Wizz Air was unsuccessful from this airport, which is officially called Niederrhein Airport, and withdrew a long time ago. Thus, the Ryanair offer dominates, which primarily attracts particularly price-sensitive customers. There are also a few charter flights. Green Airlines wants to sell tickets for three domestic German routes. In view of the competition from larger NRW airports such as Düsseldorf and Cologne / Bonn, this should be at least a very challenging undertaking.
Although the sale of tickets only started on Wednesday, Green Airlines boss Stefan A. draws the following conclusion in a broadcast: “The interest in the new connections is very high. We are therefore very happy to finally be able to include the route from FKB to Berlin in our flight plan after the corona-related postponement. In addition, the proximity of Weeze Airport to the Netherlands enables us not only to expand our presence in Germany, but also in the Netherlands ”.