Merkel and Kramp-Karrenbauer fly to New York in two planes
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Angela Merkel and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer both have dates on the US East Coast. Contrary to original planning, they do not travel on the same aircraft. According to a media report, the Chancellery had signaled that a Mitflug the CDU chairmen was not desired.
BChancellor Angela Merkel and Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (both CDU) fly two days after the adoption of the climate coalition of the grand coalition this Sunday almost simultaneously in two aircraft of the Air Force to the US East Coast.
Merkel flies to the UN climate summit on Monday and then participates in the UN general debate on Tuesday in New York, Kramp-Karrenbauer flies to a meeting with her American colleague Mark Esper. Flying is especially harmful to the climate.
It was originally planned that Kramp-Karrenbauer would fly with her delegation to the Chancellor's Machine, where Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) and Minister of the Environment Svenja Schulze (SPD) are also traveling. The Airbus A340 should first land in New York and then fly on to Washington. Because Kramp-Karrenbauer flies back to Germany on Monday evening, she wanted to take a normal line machine. The air tickets were already ordered.
"Strive to optimize the use of aircraft"
But then, according to information from the "Bild am Sonntag" from government circles, the Chancellery has signaled to the Ministry of Defense that a Mitflug Kramp-Karrenbauers was not desired and the arrival should be done independently. A Defense Department spokesman said, "In the course of planning this trip, we have made every effort to optimize the use of the aircraft."
Flight planning and aircraft patterns were based on the destination airport, the route, the size of the delegation and the scheduling commitments of the government members. A concrete reason for the separate arrival was therefore not mentioned.
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