One night in Bangkok – or rather Melbourne after all?31.07.2007
Besides the new destinations, the events focus on two long-haul flights to be added to the 2007 winter flight schedule directly from Berlin: LTU will be operating flights to the Asian metropolis Bangkok and Melbourne Airport in Florida, the USA.
Using a balance of entertainment and information, the destinations will be presented to the travel industry representatives on the evening of the roadshows.
The event dates at a glance:
- 31/07 Berlin - 20/08 Rostock - 21/08 Hamburg - 22/08 Magdeburg - 23/08 Leipzig - 24/08 Dresden - 03/09 Szczecin - 04/09 Poznań - 05/09 Wrocław
LTU's new base for long-haul flights in Berlin is of strategic importance. The new flights to Bangkok represent the first connections to the Far East from the airport city of Berlin. Berlin Airports is thus establishing itself in terms of quality as the third-largest airport in Germany. Additional intercontinental flights are to be added even before the opening of BBI in 2011.
The annual roadshow is part of Berlin Airports' marketing strategy. For the three Berlin Airports not only secure the air traffic infrastructure for the capital region Berlin-Brandenburg, their catchment area also extends over East and North Germany and West Poland, encompassing a total of around 10 million people.
Over the last five years, Berlin Airports was able to increase its passenger volume by 50 per cent, ranking in third place – according to the number of passengers – compared to the rest of Germany. In mid July, the Capital Airport was able to welcome its 10-millionth passenger. The aim is to set a new passenger record by the end of the year and exceed the 19 million passenger mark.