Germany’s Northern Air Charter airlines will open a charter flight between Kaliningrad and Germany shortly. The first charter flight from Lubeck to Kaliningrad and back was expected to take place on November 12. “A charter plane will bring the German guests who organised this international flight, to Kaliningrad,” a source in the Kaliningrad regional Transportation Department said.
The German delegation will include Professor Gudrun Schmidt-Kerner, an official in charge of relations with the Kaliningrad region, and Thomas Meier-Ahrens, a consultant with the Academy of Economics in Schleswig-Holstein. The first plane will also bring in German businessmen to explore the local investment market. “The opening of a new flight was envisioned in a memorandum on cooperation that was signed in January 2000 between the Kaliningrad region and Schleswig-Holstein,” the source said.
At the initial stage, a plane will fly from Lubeck and from Kiel to Kaliningrad twice a month, he said. Passengers will fly onboard a 19-seat Fairchild Metroliner plane. A return ticket will cost 650 Euro, and a single ticket will cost 325 Euro. The flight will last one hour and 40 minutes.