airberlin's long-haul network is set to expand even further: as of March 2013, the airline will be offering non-stop flights between Berlin and Chicago. The flights are already available for booking.
airberlin is adding yet another destination to its schedule and offering non-stop flights from Berlin to the US metropolis of Chicago as of March 2013. From 23 March 2013, the Berlin airline will start operating three flights per week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. From 1 May 2013, airberlin will increase the number of flights to five per week, including Wednesdays and Sundays. Flights will depart from Berlin at 10 a.m. and land in Chicago O'Hare International Airport at 12.10 p.m. Return flights from Chicago will depart at 3.25 p.m., landing in Berlin at 7 a.m.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the second-biggest airport in the USA, handling just under 70 million passengers a year, and the destination of numerous intercontinental flights. Chicago is located on the banks of Lake Michigan in the state of Illinois, and with 10 million inhabitants, is the third most-populous city in the USA. The global city of Chicago attracts tourists from all over the world, amongst others with its museum culture, architecture and location on the Great Lakes. Chicago is also one of the most important trade hubs in North America and thanks to local global enterprises such as Boeing and Hyatt, one of the most important financial hubs in the world. The new connection is thus very important and attractive to business travellers, too.
airberlin's new non-stop connection to Chicago marks the fourth direct flight in its flight schedule from Berlin to the United States. The new destination will be added to the list of US metropolises already served by the airline – Los Angeles, Miami and New York – in March 2013. A number of attractive connecting flights are available from the international hub of Chicago within the scope of the global airline alliance oneworld, which airberlin joined on 20 March 2012. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the second-largest hub of American Airlines.
Tickets for the new flights to Chicago are available now from €668 return. They can be booked online (airberlin.com), through the company's Service Centre (tel. +49 1805 737-800; €0.14/min. from a German landline, max. €0.42 min. from a mobile phone) or at a travel agents. Business Class tickets are available from €2,498. Prices include taxes, fees and topbonus miles.