Air Berlin expands Berlin hub22.09.2010
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.