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airberlin: Direct flights now from EuroAirport to Enfidha and Malta

When the summer timetable for 2011 comes into operation, airberlin will be expanding its route network from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg airport. The airline has added two new direct services. airberlin will be flying an Airbus A 320 with a seating capacity of 174 to Enfidha (Tunisia) at 06.50 hours on Tuesdays. One-way tickets are available from CHF 139 / EUR 100. The red and white aircraft will be taking off for their direct flight to Malta at 11.45 hours every Sunday. The airline will be using a Boeing 737-700 with 148 seats for this service. One-way tickets start at CHF 69 / EUR 49.

airberlin is doubling the frequency of its daily flights to Berlin-Tegel from as early as February. The new hub offers convenient connecting flights to Scandinavia, Poland, Russia and the USA.

All other tourist destinations for summer 2011 are now available for booking by passengers from the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg area. From now on airberlin will be operating two services a week to Heraklion from CHF 179 / EUR 130. 16 destinations on the Iberian Peninsula, such as Bilbao and Lisbon, can be reached via the airline?s hub in Majorca. One-way tickets start at CHF 99 / EUR 70. Sun destinations, including Hurghada from CHF 269 / EUR 191, Rhodes from CHF 229 / EUR 155, Antalya from CHF 149 / EUR 106 and Nador from CHF 89 / EUR 63 are now also available for booking.

The new routes to Enfidha and Malta as well as the other destinations can now be booked online (, through the airline?s Service Centre (from Germany tel. 01805 ? 737 800, ? 0.14/min. from a landline, mobile phone charges not exceeding ? 0.42/min.; from France tel. 0826 96 737 8, ? 0.15/min.; from Switzerland tel. 0848 737 800, CHF 0.08/min.) and via travel agents. The prices include taxes, charges and topbonus miles.

Date modified: 21.10.2010

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Start of the summer holidays in Dќsseldorf: airberlin offers extensive choice of flights

This weekend is when schools break up in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. airberlin is expecting around 75,000 passengers at Dќsseldorf airport alone. With a choice of about 500 flights, Germany?s second largest airline is ready to cater for the start of the summer holidays. Friday is always the busiest day of the week during the holiday period.airberlin had already increased its choice of flights to 80 non-stop destinations in the spring, ready for the summer schedule. In addition to the six long-haul aircraft already in operation, a seventh plane, an Airbus A330-200, was available in time for the summer holidays, thereby increasing the number of aircraft stationed in Dќsseldorf to 25. During the first six months of the year airberlin was able to achieve a nine per cent increase in passenger volume at Dќsseldorf airport in comparison with the first half of 2010. The schedule was also restructured and optimised. In June the proportion of transit passengers using the Dќsseldorf hub was 16 per cent, while t  >>>

airberlin and American Airlines further expand codeshare agreement

airberlin and American Airlines have expanded their codeshare relationship to include selected flights within the domestic U.S. route network. Passengers can now book additional flight connections from New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Under this extended agreement, airberlin passengers can now enjoy connecting flights from New York to the additional destinations Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. Offering additional destinations Key West and Jacksonville as connecting flights from Miami, Germany's second largest airline now flies to a total of six destinations in Florida (the two new destinations joining existing destinations Miami, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa), meaning that airberlin is truly establishing itself as a Florida carrier. San Juan, Puerto Rico, is another of the new codeshare destinations that can be connected to from Miami with airberlin. The codeshare expansion also includes flights from Los Angeles. For instance, in the future, airberlin passengers will be able to connect to fi  >>>

Paul Gregorowitsch strengthens airberlin?s Executive Board

airberlin?s Board has appointed the President and CEO of the Dutch airline Martinair, Paul Gregorowitsch, 55, as a new member of the Executive Board. From September 2011 Gregorowitsch will be taking over as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), responsible for network and sales. This makes him the fourth member of airberlin?s Executive Board, alongside Joachim Hunold (CEO), Ulf Hќttmeyer (CFO) and Christoph Debus (COO).On completing his business management studies at the Institute for Tourism at Breda, the Dutchman began his professional career at KLM in 1980. At the end of a two-year trainee programme Gregorowitsch carried out a large number of functions and managerial tasks, predominantly in marketing and sales, which took him to numerous foreign stations, including Frankfurt, Brussels, Stockholm and London. In 1995 Gregorowitsch was appointed Senior Vice President of KLM, initially responsible for European operations (excluding the Netherlands), before taking over the Global Sales Passenger Division five years l  >>>

9,000 flight connections per week: Transit connections at airberlin's Berlin hub hit new record high

One year prior to the opening of the new Berlin airport, Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt (BER), airberlin's hub has already scored top marks. In the summer of 2011, airberlin is offering its passengers in the German capital 9,000 flight connections per week, more connections than ever before. Since May 2010, airberlin has been continuously expanding the hub, and was already offering approximately 6,000 flight connections last summer. The hub structure is based on six daily waves of traffic coming from the East, West, North and South. During these peak times, up to 24 airberlin flights arrive from within Germany and Europe, as well as from intercontinental locations. The passengers can take connecting flights, which leave the airport in the subsequent wave of traffic. In June 2011, following a continuous period of growth, the share of transit passengers reached 17 percent. The highest percentage recorded so far on a single day was approximately 23 percent. A high degree of punctuality in combination with preci  >>>

airberlin: Off on vacation with the 'Summer Special'

On 13th and 14th July 2011, you will be able to purchase low-cost return tickets on many domestic routes to selected European destinations as well as to Russia and Israel at airberlin.With the 'Summer Special', airberlin will fly passengers from Berlin to Munich or Frankfurt within the German route network for 98 Euros (return). From Hamburg, you can go to Nuremberg or Stuttgart among others. Anyone planning a trip to the island of Sylt in the North Sea can book return tickets from Berlin, Dќsseldorf, Frankfurt, Cologne/Bonn, Munich, Muenster or Stuttgart.The 'Summer Special' tickets are also available for 98 Euros return within Europe, e.g. from Berlin and Dќsseldorf to Helsinki, Copenhagen and Rome as well as from Stuttgart to Milan. Travellers can go to Moscow and back again for 129 Euros from Berlin, Dќsseldorf, Munich or Stuttgart. Return tickets to Tel Aviv, the capital of Israel, are available at a price of 269 Euros from the departure airports of Berlin, Dќsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Munich. The flight  >>>

airberlin and Iberia start co-operation agreement

In future, airberlin and Iberia are offering selected flights under joint flight numbers. The codeshare agreement comes into effect today and applies to flights starting today. The connection possibilities from and to Madrid will improve for airberlin passengers as a result of the agreement. In addition to the airberlin flights to Madrid, passengers can also book non-stop Iberia flights leaving from Berlin-Tegel, Dќsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich as well as Geneva to the Spanish capital effective today. Iberia in turn will benefit from the extensive domestic route network and the good connections to destinations in Scandinavia via the airberlin hub in Berlin. The codeshare also applies to the airberlin routes from Berlin, Dќsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart to Barcelona as well as from Dќsseldorf to Bilbao and from Cologne/Bonn to Valencia.Joachim Hunold, CEO airberlin, said: "The codeshare with Iberia is already airberlin?s fifth co-operation agreement with a member of the airline alliance oneworldЎ and is  >>>

airberlin offers attractive trainee programme

The airberlin group is expanding its junior management scheme and is therefore offering interested engineering and business science as well as aeronautics graduates (with a bachelor?s or master?s degree or a diploma) an 18-month trainee programme.airberlin technik GmbH, the aircraft maintenance section of the airberlin group, is looking for trainees to start on 1 October 2011 at its sites in Berlin and Dќsseldorf . In the course of the programme the trainees will get to know all aspects of airberlin technik and become actively involved in the Production, Engineering & Planning, Business Development and Controlling departments. Furthermore, the programme will include taking responsibility for managing projects associated with aircraft maintenance and servicing. The programme guarantees trainees an insight into the processes and structures applied at airberlin and airberlin technik, as well as taking part in an attractive training and development scheme. Every trainee will be looked after by a personal mentor.   >>>

airberlin: More passengers and increased capacity utilization in June

In June 2011, the number of passengers flying airberlin increased by 4.0 percent to 3,471,923 (2010: 3,337,061 passengers). Fleet capacity utilization for June increased from 75.0 to 80.1 percent, i.e. an increase of 5.1 percentage points. In comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year, fleet capacity was reduced by 2.5 percent.For the period from January to June 2011, a total of 16,423,166 passengers traveled on airberlin's flight route network, i.e. 5.8 percent more than in the corresponding period of the previous year. Fleet capacity utilization for the first six months of the year increased from 72.3 to 75.3 percent, i.e. by 3.0 percentage points. airberlin's accumulated fleet capacity showed an increase of 1.5 percent.June 2011 June 2011, accumulatedCapacity4,338,085Capacity21,819,161Number of passengers3,471,923Number of passengers16,423,166Capacity utilization rate in %80.1Capacity utilization rate in %75.3  >>>

airberlin to offer low-priced holiday flights for quick bookers

As midsummer begins, airberlin is to make available one million low-priced tickets. Flights will be offered between 5th and 7th July 2011 on selected routes at prices starting from just ? 44.99 one way, with bookings being accepted for between 18th July and 31st October. Those able to make their mind up quickly will have the chance to head for a holiday beside the sea, or fly to Copenhagen, Stockholm or Helsinki to enjoy some long northern nights. Alternatively, they may prefer to visit the islands off Gothenburg or fly to Oslo and head for the fjords. Attractively priced city links will be on offer to Hamburg, Vienna, Dusseldorf and Berlin while, for lovers of Italy, tickets to Verona, Milan, Florence and Olbia will also be available.airberlin will also be offering bargain prices on long-haul routes. Tickets to Los Angeles or San Francisco, for example, will be available from just ? 349.99 one way, while Windhoek, Dubai and Miami are also to be included in the promotion.Tickets can be booked on the Internet   >>>

airberlin to fly to Curaчao from November

airberlin is to add the Caribbean island of Curaчao to its flight plan for the coming winter season. Effective 15th November 2011, flights to the largest island in the former Dutch Antilles will leave from Dusseldorf each week, served by an Airbus A330-200. airberlin is the only German airline to offer non-stop flights on the route.Outward flights will leave on Tuesdays at 13.30, arriving in Curaчao 10 hours and 35 minutes later. Each plane will be configured with 279 Economy Class and 24 Business Class seats. Return flights to Dusseldorf will arrive at their destination each Wednesday at 12.35. Feeder flights will be offered to and from airports within Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Passengers from the Netherlands will be able to depart and arrive comfortably at midday.Tickets to Curaчao are available from just ? 379.99 one way including taxes, charges and topbonus miles and can be booked on the Internet (, at the airline?s Service Center (Tel. 01805 ? 737 800; ? 0.14/min from a German landl  >>>