BER becomes third-largest oneworld hub in EuropeBerlin, 23.03.2012
By joining the oneworld aviation alliance last Tuesday, airberlin has made Berlin Brandenburg Airport the international airline alliance's third-largest hub when it opens on 3 June while simultaneously further extending its route network.
"airberlin's oneworld membership is an enormous advantage for the region around the capital. It gives people in Berlin and Brandenburg the opportunity to avail of new non-stop routes to destinations around the world", emphasises Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Management Spokesman at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, within the framework of the festive ceremony on the BER apron. With a concept of short distances and its own oneworld pier, the new airport is also relying on first-class travel comfort involving minimum connecting times, explained Schwarz.
Apart from airberlin, other airlines in the oneworld airline alliance include Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific. Co-operation between the airlines allows smooth connections between the alliance members.
Membership by airberlin increases the number of destinations in the oneworld route network by 70 to 800 flight destinations in 150 countries.