From TXL to SXF - Germania flying in future from Berlin Schönefeld Airport09.07.2013
With the move from the north to the southeast of Berlin, Germania’s scheduled flights as well as its charter connections will be taking off from Berlin Schönefeld Airport as of November 1, 2013. The long-established Berlin airline has at the same time announced it is adding the Macedonian capital Skopje to its network of destinations.
Germania Technik Brandenburg, a subsidiary of Germania, is already operating a maintenance hangar in Berlin Schönefeld together with airberlin. The move from the current location in Berlin Tegel to Berlin Schönefeld allows the Germania group to eliminate cost-intensive duplicate infrastructure for technical services and maintenance. By concentrating its flight operations at a single site, the airline also obviates positioning flights between the two airports.
“With our investment in the maintenance hangar at Berlin Schönefeld we have already made a clear commitment to the Berlin Schönefeld location,” explains Oliver Pawel, Germania’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The airport is the heart of our subsidiary, Germania Technik Brandenburg. With the move from our home airport Berlin Tegel to Berlin Schönefeld, the individual divisions of our company are now moving even closer together. We are delighted that this will enable us in future to react with even greater flexibility and speed to changes in the market,” he adds.
“Germania is and remains an important partner for Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH,” explains Hartmut Mehdorn, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. “With its decision to operate its flights in future from Berlin Schönefeld, the airline is underscoring its commitment to the region,” he adds.
Germania operates flights for tour operators from Berlin Schönefeld to the Canary Islands, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. The successful scheduled connection to Beirut will also be continued in the winter. Flight ST6002 takes off from Schönefeld on Mondays and Fridays at 14:00 and arrives at the Lebanese capital at 18:45. The return flight ST6003 departs at 19:35 and lands in Berlin at 22:45. From mid-December, Germania will also be flying twice a week non-stop from Berlin Schönefeld to Skopje. The Macedonian capital will be served on Mondays and Fridays. Flight ST1992 takes off in Berlin at 15:25 and arrives in Skopje at 17:45. In the opposite direction, Flight ST1993 takes off at 18:30 and lands at Berlin Schönefeld Airport at 20:55.
Flights to Beirut can be booked for as little as 129 euros one way and to Skopje from 69 euros one way. Tickets can be purchased online at www.flygermania.de, by phone on +49 1805 - 737 100 (€ 0.14/min. when calling from a German landline or max. € 0.42/min. when calling from the German mobile phone network) as well as through travel agents.
Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH is based in Berlin and operates in three business segments: scheduled flights to select destinations in Europe and the Middle East; charter flights for tour operators to destinations in Europe and North Africa; and wet leasing. The route network served by the independent airline currently comprises more than 50 international destinations.