Berlin – an attractive destination13.05.2007
viaberlin.com – discover Europe from Berlin
What makes this offer so special is that Berlin Airports is the first airport in Europe to enable its customers to view all flights offered by airlines landing in Berlin, and to combine and book these flights in one easy step. For example, travellers can fly from Moscow to London by flying with Germanwings from Moscow to Berlin, explore the German capital and then fly on with British Airways to London. viaberlin.com also connects cities – such as Moscow and Pisa – for which there are no existing direct connections. Online bookers at viaberlin.com also have the option of stopping over in Berlin for several days.
Offers of flight connection insurance, car rental bookings and hotel reservations round off the service offered by viaberlin.com. The booking portal is thus the ideal port of call for young travellers wishing to discover Europe from Berlin. viaberlin.com also offers lots of tips on where to stay, shop, go sightseeing, and on art and culture, to help visitors find their way around Berlin.
Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports, on viaberlin.com: "Travel behaviour is changing rapidly. More and more tourists and business travellers are using the Internet to put together their individual travel package. With viaberlin.com, Berlin Airports has created a unique booking portal in Europe: you can book flights online, take out flight connection insurance, read up on current cultural tips and much more. Berlin Airports is offering the portal viaberlin.com for modern travelling from, via and to Berlin."
Berlin is definitely a trendy destination for tourists. The capital was the only city in Germany to record more than 15 million overnight stays last year. "The increasing number of passengers every year at Berlin Airports is also proof of how attractive the pulsating metropolis is", says Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports.
The online booking portal: www.viaberlin.com.
Three become one: the future is BBI
Berlin air traffic is currently operated via the three city airports Schoenefeld, Tegel and Tempelhof. Last year alone, a total of approximately 18.5 million passengers were handled here, making Berlin the third-largest airport location in Germany. With the completion of the new BBI in 2011, the entire air traffic will be concentrated in the south-east of the city. The BBI concept envisages a modern airport with short routes, whereby the terminal is situated between the two parallel-running runways. The BBI will no longer be a "gold plated glamour airport" but a next generation airport: cosmopolitan, functional and cost-efficient. Its modern industrial architecture with clearly defined lines reflects this concept.
The BBI not only enables the historic traces of German division to be overcome, the state-of-the-art building also means Germany's largest city finally has an adequate airport.
As of mid 2007, visitors will be able to have a unique view over the construction site, the size of which is equivalent to 2,000 football pitches. A new attraction in Berlin is the 32 m high Infotower directly on the construction site – a must-have on all event calendars.
Berlin Airports at the Germany Travel Mart 2007
The exhibition is being hosted by the German Tourist Board (DZT) and the cities of Berlin and Potsdam. Approximately 700 international buyers and journalists are expected to attend. The exhibition will provide an insight into the latest trends and trade information in Germany. Together with other companies from the Berlin-Brandenburg region, Berlin Airports will be presenting on Level A of the Estrel Convention Centre on Stand A001, which is situated at the main entrance.
On 14 and 15 May 2007, workshops will be held at the GTM, in which around 350 exhibitors from the German travel and tourism industry will present their products and services. Accompanying evening events and guided tours offer business partners the opportunity to exchange information and network. On 15 May 2007, from 7 p.m. onwards, a closing event will be held in Hangar II of Berlin-Tempelhof Airport, which is being sponsored by Berlin Airports amongst others.