Green Airlines will be offering flights from the North’s only airport to Corfu, Mallorca, Ibiza; and Faro from 1 July
It’s been pretty quiet at Groningen Airport Eelde, which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. However, a summer boost is on its way, with the German airline Green Airlines announcing that it will offer flights from Groningen Airport Eelde to Corfu, Mallorca, Ibiza and Faro from 1 July.
A Green Airlines aircraft will be stationed at the airport: an Embraer E195, with room for 100 passengers.
There will be flights to Corfu, Mallorca and Ibiza twice a week. A flight to Faro in the south of Portugal will be offered once a week.
The German airline also plans to fly five times a week to Turku, a town in southwestern Finland, starting September 1. A company has asked Green Airlines to operate the business shuttle flights.
The passengers will mainly be business people, but regular travelers will also have the opportunity to join the flights. The company that has contracted Green Airlines is active in the Northern Netherlands, Germany and Finland, but a spokesperson for Airport Eelde does not want to disclose who the client is.
Green Airlines is a more climate-friendly option than most, with various carbon offsetting built into its business model. It is based at Karlsruher Airport in Germany, and also offers flights to Paderborn and some islands in the North of Germany.