Airberlin to reduce winter schedules at Hamburg due to the aviation tax

Airberlin ( (Berlin) will adjust its winter capacity according to existing market requirements. The airline is canceling unprofitable routes during the upcoming winter. According to the carrier, “the additional burden caused by aviation tax has meant that a number of flight connections can no longer be operated profitably and must therefore be completely removed from the winter schedule.”

Airberlin is removing routes from the winter schedule that are unprofitable due to the reduced capacity utilization. From Hamburg flights to Karlsruhe, Barcelona and Zurich will be dropped. This reduces the winter schedule in Hamburg from the 220 flights to 182 flights per week.

Airberlin is also canceling Stuttgart – Milan and the flight between Sylt and Cologne. Overall Airberlin is reducing its winter capacity by two percent compared to the winter schedule of 2011/12.

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