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Exactly 25 years ago, Stuttgart-based ProAir held the commercial register entry of its company in its hands and the firm was officially founded. MD and founder Thomas Godau says: “More than two decades ago, we would not have believed that our company would take this development. Today, we organise over 1,000 individual charter flights per year, generate double-digit million revenues and have several locations worldwide.”
Co-founder Elmar Monreal adds: “We started out as a cargo broker. Shortly afterwards, the product portfolio was expanded to include passenger charter services and our own aviation company. With six business divisions, we now offer aviation services from a single source. Here, flying is not only a profession but also a passion.”
There have been many highlights over the years, as well as several setbacks. ProAir's positioning as a service provider for both cargo and passenger flights has brought it through the coronavirus crisis. The loss of larger group flights to events and incentives was compensated by many cargo flights with vaccine serum, protective masks and semiconductors.
At present, the private jet sector is booming: “Because there are fewer scheduled flights, we have more holiday travellers and more companies allow business travellers to fly on business jets. In Corona times, this reduces the risk of infection,” Goadua adds.
In response to this demand, the company's own aviation company, ProAir Aviation, has in the meantime registered more than 25 aircraft in its operating licence. A brand-new Embraer Phenom 300E has just been added to the operator's certificate. Comfort, speed and performance: the twin-engine super-light jet with eight seats is one of the most popular and most booked aircraft types in Europe. The newcomer is equipped to the highest standards.
“Sustainability is on everyone's lips at the moment, and we don't just want to talk about it, we want to act,” states co-founder and authorised signatory Kim Witschas. “ProAir customers can offset CO2 for every flight booked with the accredited partner atmosfair. We are pleased, in the interest of all of us, to be able to make a small contribution to making our future even more positive.”