Berlin now has a nonstop service to Chicago. airberlin will be offering the new service from Tegel Airport starting on 23 March. Initially, the new route will be operated three times a week with an Airbus A330-200; from May on this will be increased to five times a week. The flights leave Berlin on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. From 1 May, there will also be flights on Wednesday and Saturday. Chicago is the fourth destination in the United States which airberlin flies to non-stop from Berlin, the others being Los Angeles, Miami and New York. The extended codeshare agreement with the airline’s oneworld partner American Airlines also means that passengers now have a wide choice of connecting flights to destinations in practically all regions throughout the United States. For example, passengers from Berlin can now reach major North American cities such as Minneapolis, New Orleans and Seattle via Chicago with only one stop.
airberlin is also starting a service from Berlin to Warsaw on 23 March. The airline will be connecting the German and the Polish capitals three times daily from Monday to Friday. At the weekend there will be one flight to Warsaw on Saturday and two flights on Sunday. airberlin’s east-west hub at Tegel Airport will also be further boosted by an increase in the number of flights to Cracow, which is now served with up to three flights per day. The airline also offers up to two daily flights to Gdansk.