Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin) has issued this statement outlining its plans for its upcoming summer schedule:
Airberlin will be expanding its tourist travel services this summer and including more destinations in its schedule. “Tourist flights are an important pillar in our business model and we are constantly improving our services. With Larnaca and Malta, we have included new destinations in our portfolio and we are increasing the frequency of flights, especially to Greece and the Canary Islands,” says Detlef Altmann, Senior Vice President Sales Touristic Services. The frequency of flights to Greece has increased by 11% compared with summer 2013, to 172 flights a week. Flights to the Canary Islands have increased by 12%, with 73 connections a week in summer 2014.
Next summer, Airberlin will be offering seven additional flights a week to the airport of Heraklion on Crete. For tourists wishing to travel to Kos and Santorini, there will be three more flights a week to each destination, meaning that airberlin will be flying seven times a week to Santorini and 21 times a week to Kos. There will be one extra flight a week to each of Chania, Kalamata, Lesbos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos and Zakynthos.
The number of flights a week to Lanzarote will increase by three compared with last year, to 13. airberlin will fly 16 times a week to Gran Canaria and 25 times a week to Tenerife South. Two flights a week have been added to each destination. The number of weekly flights to Fuerteventura is up from 17 to 18. There will be more Airberlin flights from Munich, with new services to the Canary Island destinations of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife South.
For the first time, Airberlin’s summer schedule offers flight guests from Dusseldorf a weekly service to Corsica and several flights a week to Madrid.
The tourist services for people travelling from Vienna have been extended, with new services to Madrid, Malta and Larnaca on Cyprus. There are excellent connections from Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Hamburg, Munich and Nuremberg for the newly introduced flights from Vienna to Malta and Larnaca.
Airberlin also offers a regular schedule of long-haul tourist flights, including to Curaçao, Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Fort Myers, Miami, New York (JFK) and the Thai holiday island of Phuket, with feeder flights from many airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. airberlin flies daily from Berlin and Dusseldorf to Abu Dhabi and, with its strategic partner, offers connecting services, for example to Bangkok, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and the Seychelles. Even Australia can be reached with Airberlin and Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi, making this the shortest one-stop service from Germany to down under.
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-76J D-ABLE (msn 36873) approaches the runway at Zurich.