New opportunities for Berlin: Berlin Brandenburg Airport today welcomes airberlin to the global airline alliance oneworld

20.03.2012

Today marks the official ceremony on the apron of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport to celebrate airberlin becoming a part of the airline alliance oneworld. In the presence of all CEOs of the oneworld airlines, airberlin was officially accepted as a full member of the oneworld alliance.

"We are delighted that airberlin has today become a part of the airline alliance oneworld", said Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Brandenburg Airport. "The capital region will profit immensely from airberlin's membership in the oneworld alliance. And the people of Berlin and Brandenburg will benefit from new direct flights to all over the world and a larger route network. With their own pier at BER, we are offering airberlin and oneworld partners first-class travel comfort, everything within easy reach and minimum connecting times. The airline's addition will make Berlin Brandenburg Airport the third-biggest oneworld hub in Europe."

Background information

In joining the oneworld alliance, airberlin will be able to offer its passengers access to a global network of partners including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Qantas and American Airlines. airberlin's membership extends the global coverage of the oneworld alliance by 70 to 800 destinations in 150 countries; with 9,000 departures per day served by a joint fleet of 2,500 aircraft. airberlin's route network will be covered by oneworld's extensive range of fares and products as of 1 April 2012. The cooperation between oneworld airlines facilitates transfers between different alliance members. All oneworld carriers work hand in hand, to ensure travellers have as pleasant a flight as possible.
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