Goodbye Tempelhof

As of November 2008, Cirrus Airlines will be flying from Berlin-Tegel
When Cirrus Airlines takes off from Mannheim and comes in to land for the first time at Berlin-Tegel Airport on 31 October, a success story is being continued. For almost a decade, Cirrus Airlines' flight from City Airport in Baden-Württemberg into the heart of the capital has been one of the most popular and most frequented routes offered by the renowned German business airline. Up to now, the message going out to business passengers, commuters and frequent flyers on this route has been: landing in Tempelhof, as of November in Tegel.

"The most important thing for our passengers and thus the best service we can offer them is being able to arrive in the city centre as quickly as possible", stressed Ingrid Jung, Sales and Marketing Director at Cirrus Airlines. "That is why we opted for Berlin-Tegel. We are delighted to be able to offer our passengers up to five flights a day at attractive times to this conveniently located airport."

Check-in for Cirrus Airlines at Berlin-Tegel will be in Terminal A, the airlines' ticket counter will be located directly opposite check-in no. 13.

Around 400,000 passengers have flown to and from Mannheim City Airport and Berlin-Tempelhof since the route was added to the airline's flight schedule in August 1999. To date, Cirrus Airlines has transported 700,000 passengers to and from Berlin-Tempelhof, including flights previously offered to Saarbrücken and charter flights. Cirrus Airlines is saying goodbye to the airport on 30 October, when the Dornier 328 takes off from there for the last time.

Cirrus Airlines is a Lufthansa partner and operates flights to key economic areas and metropolises in Germany and Europe. Passengers on board the airline enjoy a free service of magazines, daily newspapers and a meal and can participate in Lufthansa's Miles & More bonus programme as well as collect bonus and status miles.

Those who wish to bid a very personal farewell to Tempelhof can wave goodbye once more from the air or directly at the airport: every Saturday in October, Cirrus Airlines is organising sightseeing flights over Berlin in a Dornier 328. Packages comprising sightseeing flights and airport tours will be offered from Mannheim. Both can be booked via the tour operator nana tours, also part of the Cirrus Group, at www.nanatours.de.

Berlin-Tegel Airport is located close to the city with good bus connections and its own shuttle bus from the city motorway. Cirrus Airlines is therefore expecting its annual growth trend in passenger numbers between Mannheim and Berlin to continue.

Company profile The Cirrus Group employs 1,600 staff and currently operates a total of 75 aircraft worldwide. The Cirrus Group includes Cirrus Airlines (a Lufthansa partner), DC Aviation, Aircraft Asset Management, Cirrus Technik, Cirrus Flight Training, nana tours and Augsburg Airways (a Lufthansa Regional partner). The Group's total revenue amounts to €270 million (2007). The Cirrus Group is wholly owned by ATON GmbH, which was founded by Dr. Lutz Helmig.

Hannes Stefan Hönemann

Hannes Stefan Hönemann Head of Corporate

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Daniel Tolksdorf

Daniel Tolksdorf Spokesman

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