Air Berlin expands Berlin hub

22.09.2010
New connection to New York as of the 2011 summer flight schedule / Three flights a week to Miami
Air Berlin is increasing its presence in Berlin. The airline is adding four flights a week from Berlin-Tegel to New York to its 2011 summer flight schedule and offering three instead of the previous two flights a week to Miami as of the 2010/2011 winter flight schedule, in addition to the announced new long-haul flights to Dubai and Mombasa.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports: “The new connection to New York and the additional flight to Miami underline the airline’s clear commitment to Berlin as a location. By doubling existing capacities, BBI is offering excellent opportunities for growth. We are delighted that Air Berlin is seizing this opportunity. Berlin is increasingly being positioned as an East-West hub, even before BBI opens.”

The new connections to the USA are particularly interesting in view of Air Berlin’s planned accession to the oneworld® aviation alliance, for example with partners such as American Airlines offering further connecting flights.

“Berlin has become extremely interesting in terms of transatlantic flights. A total of three major networks operate flights between Berlin and New York: Star Alliance (Continental Airlines), SkyTeam (Delta Air Lines) and OneWorld (Air Berlin). The new connection to New York is already the 13th non-stop long-haul flight from Berlin. We are thus well on the way to putting Berlin back on the international aviation map. Our goal is to make BBI one of the top 10 airports in Europe”, Schwarz added.

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