Winter flight schedule 2008/2009

24.10.2008
Services relocate from Tempelhof to Tegel / New winter destinations in Europe / All services from Schoenefeld and Tegel
Berlin Airports’ new winter flight schedule 2008/2009 comes into effect on 26 October. The main change this year is the concentration of all commercial air traffic in the Berlin region on Schoenefeld and Tegel Airports. Tempelhof Airport will close on 30 October 2008 and the airlines Brussels Airlines, Cirrus Airlines, Flysmaland and InterSky will be moving from Tempelhof Airport to Tegel Airport.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome the four airlines Brussels Airlines, Cirrus Airlines, InterSky and Flysmaland to Tegel at the beginning of the winter flight schedule 2008/2009,” said Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports. “The relocation from Tempelhof to Tegel allows these airlines to continue to provide their customers with top quality services boosted by the excellent infrastructure that Berlin’s busiest airport has to offer.”

Brussels Airlines flies from Tegel

The airline Brussels Airlines will be flying from Tempelhof to Brussels for the very last time on 25 October at 18:55 hrs. As from 26 October, the airline will be flying five times daily from Tegel to Brussels in slightly different time slots. At Tegel, the airline will depart from Terminal D; Brussels Airlines will operate from check-in counters 90/91. The Brussels Airlines ticket office will also move from Tempelhof to Tegel and as from 26 October 2008 will be located in the Main Terminal (Inner Ring) at Position 13. All flights with Brussels Airlines can booked through the airline’s website www.brusselsairlines.de or on 0900/1000531 (€0.50/min for landline calls; different charges apply for calls from mobile phones).

Cirrus Airlines from Tegel

The very last scheduled flight to leave from Tempelhof on 30 October 2008 at 21:50 hrs is a Dornier 328 operated by Cirrus Airlines and flying to Mannheim. As from 1 November the airline will be operating its Mannheim service from Tegel. There will be up to five daily flights with Cirrus Airlines to Mannheim. At Tegel Airport, the airline will be operating from Terminal A; the ticket counter in Tegel is located directly opposite check-in counter 13. Flights with Cirrus Airlines can be booked through the airline’s website www.cirrusairlines.de or on 0180/4444888 (€0.20/call for landline calls).

InterSky from Tegel

The airline, which is based at Lake Constance, will be flying from Tempelhof Airport to Friedrichshafen for the last time on 25 October 2008. As from 26 October the airline will fly its service to Friedrichshafen (Lake Constance) from Tegel Airport, Terminal C. There will be five flights a week to Graz from Tegel, and up to three flights a day from Friedrichshafen. Both of these services will retain their original time slots. These flights can be booked through the website www.intersky.biz or through the airline’s call centre on 07541 2869684.

Flysmaland from Tegel

The Swedish airline Flysmaland will also be relocating its services from Tempelhof to Tegel. As from 31 October there will be two weekly flights from Berlin to Växjö in southern Sweden. Flysmaland flights can be booked through the website www.flysmaland.com or through the airline’s call centre on 0046 771 717200.

Winter destinations 2008/09

The new Berlin Airports winter flight schedule 2008/09 includes services to Innsbruck, Edinburgh and Paris, and it offers a wide choice of great destinations for winter sports and city breaks. There are plenty of sunny destinations for travellers aiming to escape the cold winter weather in Germany, from the Canary Islands to Hurghada in Egypt and the beach resort of Eilat in southern Israel. The new services increase the total number of destinations in this winter season to 123 in 46 countries.

New connections from Tegel Airport:

Starting on 1 November, Air Berlin will be flying twice daily, Mondays to Fridays, to the French capital, Paris. On Saturdays and Sundays there will be one daily flight to the city of love, which is a perfect winter destination short city breaks and some glamorous Christmas shopping.

As from 4 November, Germania will be flying a weekly service to the southern Israeli city of Eilat. The airline will be flying to Ovda International Airport, which is approx. 40 kilometers north-west of the popular Red Sea beach resort of Eilat.

On 2 September, the Polish airline JetAir launched a new service from Berlin to Krakow via Poznan. The thrice-weekly service connects Berlin with Poland’s second-largest city, considered by many to be the secret Polish capital.

Transavia launches a service from Berlin to Innsbruck on 18 December. The Dutch airline will be flying four times a week from the German capital to Innsbruck in Austria.

The start of the new winter flight schedule sees the Romanian low-cost airline Blue Air move from Schoenefeld to Tegel in order to provide business passengers with an enhanced range of services.

New connections from Schoenefeld Airport:

Germanwings starts a Berlin-Hurgada service on 1 November. The weekly service will depart from Schoenefeld and takes passengers to the Egyptian tourist destination by the Red Sea.

From 27 October, the Norwegian low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle will be flying to the Norwegian city of Rygge. The twice-weekly service connects Schoenefeld Airport with the airport Oslo-Rygge, which is 60 kilometers to the south of the capital, Oslo.

Ryanair, the Irish low-cost airline, is adding some new services to its list of destinations from Schoenefeld Airport. With the introduction of the new winter flight schedule, the airline will be launching a thrice-weekly flight to Italy’s fashion capital, Milan. The new Berlin - Weeze service will fly 11 times a week. From the beginning of November, the airline will be flying four times a week to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Ryanair has also increased the frequency of its service from Berlin to Frankfurt/Hahn: there are now three daily flights.

Starting on 29 October, the German-Turkish airline SunExpress will launch a service from Berlin to Istanbul. The twice-daily service leaves from Schoenefeld and arrives in Sabiha Gökcen International Airport (Istanbul SAW), which is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. There are excellent connections from the airport to the city centre of Istanbul.

All flights can also be booked via www.viaberlin.com, Berlin Airports’ portal for modern travelling from, via and to Berlin. Just a few clicks is all it takes to put together and book flights. The site also includes a wide range of useful additional services, such as flight connection insurance, transfer services, cultural and event tips for Berlin.

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