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Published on : Tuesday, August 9, 2016
airberlin is continuing to massively expand its hub in Berlin-Tegel. From May 2017, the airline will be adding two attractive non-stop destinations on the West Coast of the U.S. to its schedule: Los Angeles and San Francisco. Berlin’s largest airline will also be increasing the frequency of its services to New York, Chicago and Miami. In total, the number of weekly airberlin long-haul flights from Berlin-Tegel has risen by 93% compared with last summer. As from 1 May 2017, there will be four weekly airberlin flights to San Francisco, and from 2 May 2017 the airline will be flying three times a week to Los Angeles; airberlin will be the only airline offering non-stop flights to these two cities from Berlin.
Dr. Karsten Mühlenfeld, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “The new long-haul flights allow both holidaymakers and business travellers to reach destinations on the West Coast of the U.S. without having to change flights. The Berlin-Brandenburg region will also benefit from more visitors. We wish our partner airberlin much success with the new services.”
“At our Berlin hub we are already the carrier that offers the most flights to the United States. We are looking forward to offering our passengers an even greater choice of flights from Berlin to the U.S., starting with the winter flight schedule and continuing in summer 2017 when we add even more flights. The expansion of our long-haul network strengthens our market leadership and hones our profile as a premium network airline with a clear focus on the United States and with top products – particularly for business travellers”, says Stefan Pichler, CEO airberlin.
As from this winter, there will be more long-haul services from Berlin to Chicago, Miami and New York. There will be a daily flight to New York (JFK). From summer 2017, airberlin will be flying ten times a week to the biggest city in the U.S. This winter, the service frequency to Chicago will be increased by adding a Thursday flight, taking the total number of flights per week to five. There will also be more flights to Miami as from this winter, with the number of weekly flights rising to four. For the first time, the airline will also be operating this service in the summer months, meaning that from next summer there will be three weekly flights to Florida all year round.
The new flights will be operated with Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured with 19 Business Class seats and 271 Economy Class seats, of which 46 will be XL seats with more legroom.