The charter company Green Airlines will be operating particularly “green” flights from July 9, 2021, because the carrier will fly commercially between Cologne / Bonn and Paderborn. The distance between the two cities is only 131 kilometers. The aircraft used is Embraer 190 regional jets operated by German Airways.
Green Airlines claims that the Brazilian planes use very little fuel and are therefore very environmentally friendly. That is not true, because the successor model Embraer 190-E2 is very economical. The E1 operated by German Airways is even particularly thirsty in direct comparison with other models per seat. More on this in this article.
In any case, Green Airlines will in future be able to operate a route of only 131 kilometers with an Embraer 190, even though it gives itself a particularly green image. Tickets between Cologne / Bonn and Paderborn cannot (yet) be booked. This is namely the Paderborn-Westerland connection, which in future will be operated from Cologne / Bonn with a stopover in Paderborn. For this, the Embraer 190 from German Airways is allowed to fly over a distance of only 131 kilometers, which could be easily covered by bus and train.
These “greenwashed flights” are to be carried out twice a week, on Friday and Sunday traffic days. The routing is Cologne / Bonn-Paderborn-Westerland-Paderborn-Cologne / Bonn. Green Airlines is not an airline, but an entrepreneurial company based in Karlsruhe, which chartered aircraft with German Airways and markets the seats for its own account.