Here comes the summer!

28.03.08 08:53
Berlin Airports’ summer flight schedule / 31 new services and seven new destinations
Get ready for summer! The start of the new summer flight schedule on 30 March 2008 sees Berlin Airports offering an even denser, more attractive network of services. Thirty-one new services bring the world to Berlin’s doorstep. New destinations in 2008 include Bastia, Pristina, Florence, Bucharest, Edinburgh, Frankfurt-Hahn and Shannon. There are also two new carriers flying from and to Berlin: Blue Air and Meridiana. This summer, passengers will be able to fly from Berlin to 160 destinations in 50 countries worldwide.

The airlines have booked 133,953 take-offs and landings in Berlin for the period covered by the summer schedule 2008, which is a year-on-year increase of eight per cent. “The summer flight schedule 2008 sees Berlin Airports once again expanding its network of attractive services and destinations,” said Berlin Airports CEO, Dr. Rainer Schwarz. “We are delighted that we are covering the entire spectrum, from classic beach destinations to exciting cities: for everyone from Berlin and Brandenburg the summer starts right here!”

The three largest airlines at Berlin’s airports have again increased their seating capacities significantly: Lufthansa by 16.5%, easyJet by 14.9% and Air Berlin by 10.8%.

All new services from Berlin-Tegel

Lufthansa is offering seven new services this summer: from Tegel, the German carrier will be flying twice weekly to Dublin, Istanbul, Moscow and Palma de Mallorca; the carrier will be operating a daily service to Milan, four services a week to Ibiza and a weekly service to Tallinn.

Air Berlin has added Marsa Alam to its schedule as a new summer destination. From May 2008, there will be a weekly service to the city by the Red Sea.

From March, the Italian carrier Alitalia will be flying holidaymakers and business travellers to Rome on a daily service.

Meridiana will also be flying passengers to Italy: the airline is launching a thrice-weekly service to Florence.

From May 2008, Germania will be operating weekly services to Heraklion, Bastia on Corsica and Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. The airline has also launched a thrice-weekly service to Tel Aviv.

All new services from Berlin-Schoenefeld

The airline Blue Air will be operating a thrice-weekly service to the Rumanian capital, Bucharest, from March 2008.

Condor will be flying to five new destinations from Schoenefeld: in addition to a service to the port city of Chania on Crete and flights to the Greek islands of Corfu, Kos and Rhodes, travellers will also be able to fly to Venice on Condor’s new weekly service.

easyJet has added three new destinations to its flight schedule: from April 2008, there will be three services a week to Heraklion, Thessalonica and Ibiza.

From April 2008, Germanwings will be flying twice weekly to Bucharest and operating a weekly service to Heraklion.

The Tunisian airline Karthago Airlines will by flying a weekly service to the Tunisian city of Monastir from May 2008.

Ryanair is launching its first-ever domestic German service in April 2008 with a twice daily service from Schoenefeld to Frankfurt-Hahn. Additionally, the airline is launching a twice-weekly service to Shannon in Ireland in May 2008. From September, Ryanair will be flying travellers four times a week to Edinburgh in Scotland.

The airline Sun D’or International Airlines will be starting a twice-weekly service to Tel Aviv in Israel from June 2008.

SunExpress will be flying to Istanbul three times a week from April. All the services listed here are as of 23 March 2008 and may be subject to change.

All flights can be booked through www.viaberlin.com, Berlin Airports’ portal for modern travel to, through and from Berlin. A few clicks is all it takes to select and book flights. Additional services include transfer insurance, transfer services and a wealth of sightseeing tips and ideas for things to do in Berlin.

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