airberlin launches new long-haul flight from Berlin: AB7022 to Los Angeles

16.05.2017

With today’s inaugural flight to Los Angeles, airberlin is continuing to expand its market leadership at Berlin-Tegel. airberlin now offers three connections per week between the capital of Germany and the second largest city in the United States.

“This new long-haul flight from Berlin-Tegel to Los Angeles is the next step in airberlin’s new strategic policy. Both locations are of great importance to the international film industry. It therefore makes sense to link the two metropolises,” said airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann.

“We are happy about this long-haul connection to Los Angeles, the city of film,” said Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. “It provides business travellers as well as tourists with a direct connection to the west coast of the United States. It will also strengthen our region by providing it with additional visitors.”

airberlin will now take off for Los Angeles three times a week at 1:35 pm in an Airbus A330-200. Passengers who want more comfort will enjoy their flight in Business Class, which includes a three-course meal as well as high-quality drinks and wines. The FullFlat Seats with a sleeping surface measuring more than 180cm promise a relaxing sleep. Time also flies in Economy Class, in one of the 46 XL Seats that offer 20 per cent more legroom, for instance.

Passengers who book a long-haul flight in Economy Class with airberlin can, up to twelve hours before departure, take advantage of the catering service called airgusto, which is a tasty alternative to the normal catering. This service provides a selection of 20 meals from 17 different trendy restaurants. It is possible to order up to twelve hours before departure with the booking number on iFleat.com or via the free iFleat app. For more information on the restaurant service, please visit airberlin.com/airgusto.

And additional inaugural flight will follow at the end of May from Berlin-Tegel to San Francisco. The beginning of the summer schedule saw the connection between Berlin-Tegel and New York City (JFK) reinforced to entail two daily flights. Miami is also now offered five times a week from Berlin-Tegel. With its current summer schedule, airberlin offers a total of 33 weekly non-stop services to five destinations in the US out of Berlin-Tegel: New York (JFK), Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

All flights to the United States are optimally integrated in the airberlin route network so that numerous feeder and connecting flights are available. Tickets can be booked at www.airberlin.com, by calling +49 (0)180 6 - 334 334 (€0.20 per call from a German landline / max. €0.60 per call from a German mobile) and via travel agents.

About airberlin

As one of Europe’s largest network airlines, airberlin focuses on extremely frequent domestic flights and on services between a number of major European cities and its Berlin-Tegel and Dusseldorf hubs, from where the airline also operates long-haul flights to the US, Caribbean and Middle East. airberlin carried approximately 28.9 million passengers in 2016 and its fleet is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe. airberlin is a member of the oneworld® airline alliance, co-founder of Etihad Airways Partners and a strategic partner of Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21 per cent share in airberlin. topbonus, the frequent flyer programme of airberlin, has more than 4 million members.

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