MNG Jet of Turkey has filed a criminal complaint concerning the illegal use of its jet charter services in relation to Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan.
In December 2019, MNG reports that it chartered two separate private jets to two different clients: one private jet from Dubai to Osaka and Osaka to Istanbul, and another private jet from Istanbul to Beirut. The two charters were seemingly not connected to each other. The name of Ghosn did not appear in the official documentation of any of the flights. The jets did not belong to but were operated by MNG Jet.
After having learnt through the media that the leasing was benefitting Ghosn and not the officially declared passengers, MNG Jet launched an internal inquiry and filed a criminal complaint in Turkey to prosecute those who were involved.
The company says that one employee, who is under investigation by the authorities, has admitted having falsified the records. He is said to have confirmed that he acted in his individual capacity, without the knowledge or the authorisation of the management of MNG Jet.
The operator is proactively cooperating with the authorities and hopes that the people who illegally used and/or facilitated the use of the services of the company will be duly prosecuted.