Green upset When the government plane take off without passengers

The flight readiness of the Bundeswehr, the Federal politicians are transported with their "White fleet", mainly on business trips completed within about a ye

Green upset When the government plane take off without passengers

The flight readiness of the Bundeswehr, the Federal politicians are transported with their "White fleet", mainly on business trips completed within about a year of 617 flights without passengers between Cologne/Bonn and Berlin. Since the aircraft of the Bundeswehr for the politicians-Transport to be parked for 20 years after the relocation of the German government in Cologne/Bonn and serviced, they must first be transferred to Berlin-Tegel before the service trip with the celebrity guest and his Delegation can begin.

John Age

Political correspondent in Berlin.

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The Ministry of defence gave to a parliamentary question of the Greens, and there were between 1.April 2019 and 30.April of this year, a total of 761 flights between Bonn and Berlin have been made, of which 617 flights without passengers. For this purpose, the Ministry explained: "The flights without passengers arises, in part, by the Transfer of aircraft to Berlin for the recording of the passengers and the return flight from Berlin to Cologne/Bonn after the Transport."

it Also come "to flights with no passengers in the provision of additional Reserve aircraft for highlighted passenger transport". After Chancellor Angela Merkel reached in the past year due to plane damage, a G-20 summit in Argentina just too late with Iberia-line machine, will now be held for such cases, a second government plane in Reserve.

Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 16:19

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