Summer Flight Schedule 2006

22.03.06 14:39
Attractive new summer destinations / 17 European connections
With the 2006 Summer Flight Schedule, the Berlin Airports are continuing to expand their European connections. This summer there are a total of 150 destinations in 47 countries on the flight schedule. The airlines have registered a total of 130,000 take-offs and landings for the summer flight schedule period. This number of flight movements represents an increase of more than seven percent compared with the previous year.

“The new flights significantly strengthen Berlin’s position as the third largest airport behind Frankfurt and Munich“, says Burkhard Kieker, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication at the Berlin Airports.

Air Berlin is expanding their routes network from Berlin-Tegel. On 2 May 2006 the airline will begin servicing Copenhagen, Helsinki and Sylt. The airline will fly to the Danish capital everyday but Saturday. The route to Helsinki will be serviced once daily Monday to Friday. Air Berlin will fly to Sylt on Tuesdays and Fridays.

As of 26 March 2006, BA Connect, the subsidiary of British Airways, will be flying once daily from Berlin-Tegel to Birmingham. The flight time to the second largest city in Great Britain will be about two hours.

In the summer season easyJet will be offering two new destinations from Schönefeld. As of 26 March 2006, the British low-cost carrier will be flying daily to Malaga in Spain. As of 3 May 2006 easyJet will also begin flights to Glasgow and service the route with one flight daily. The connection between Berlin and Ljubljana will be discontinued.

As of 1 April 2006, Malév Hungarian Airlines will fly once weekly (Saturdays) from Berlin-Tegel to the Balaton airport Sármellék.

As of 5 April 2006, Ryanair will start flying to East Midlands Nottingham. The route from Berlin-Schönefeld will be service once daily.

The Norwegian airline Norwegian is expanding its offer from Berlin-Schönefeld and as of 6 April 2006 will be flying three times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – to Bergen.

The Bulgarian airline Hemus Air will be flying from Berlin-Tegel to Sofia starting on the 7th of April 2006. The route will be flown on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Germanwings is starting the summer in Berlin with two new destinations. As of 29 April 2006, the Germany low-cost airline will be flying three times a week– every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – to Izmir.

As of 6 May 2006, Germanwings will also be flying once a week to the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza. As of 16 May 2006, the Icelandic low-cost airline Iceland Express will be flying from Berlin-Schönefeld to ReykjavikKEF. The airline takes off every Tuesday and Thursday for the international airport Keflavik. In addition, Icelandair as of 1 June will again be flying to ReykjavikKEF. Until the end of August the airline will fly the route Schönefeld – ReykjavikKEF every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. For the first time this year Icelandair is expanding the flight season by two months. From 3 September to 22 October 2006 the airline will be flying twice weekly, every Thursday and Sunday, to Iceland.

As of 27 June 2006, Aer Lingus will be flying from Berlin to Cork. The route will be serviced three times a week from Berlin-Schönefeld on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

With the Summer Flight Schedule JAT Airways will be transferring its Belgrade route from Schönefeld to Tegel. The airline flies daily, except Saturdays, from Tegel to Belgrade.

Hannes Stefan Hönemann

Hannes Stefan Hönemann Head of Corporate

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Daniel Tolksdorf

Daniel Tolksdorf Spokesperson

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Kathrin Westhölter

Kathrin Westhölter Spokesperson

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