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Eurowings doubles its operations at BER

Eurowings is significantly expanding its presence at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) and extending its range of attractive direct destinations.

With the start of the summer flight schedule from the end of March 2023, travelers will be able to choose from almost 30 destinations with Eurowings from the capital’s airport – twice as many as before. The new destinations that have already been determined include Malaga, Alicante, Antalya, Larnaca and Rhodes.

Further destinations from Berlin residents’ favorite vacation spots are currently being planned. In addition to the expansion towards the outh, Eurowings is strengthening its services to Northern Europe in particular:

The Lufthansa subsidiary will connect the German capital with Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Helsinki from March 2023. As part of this growth, Eurowings is increasing its base in the capital and will have six aircraft stationed at BER in the future. A fourth aircraft is already reinforcing Eurowings’ growth path at the capital’s airport in the current 2022/23 winter flight schedule.

With this significant expansion of its program, the Lufthansa Group airline is also responding to the withdrawal of international competitors, who have pulled out of the German market in the wake of the pandemic. Months ago, Eurowings had already emphasized the importance of the capital, announcing its intention to strengthen its position in Berlin.

Eurowings has the most popular vacation destinations in Mallorca, the Canary Islands, Greece, Croatia and Egypt in its program.

Within Germany, the airline is the market leader in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart. Accordingly, Berlin has high-frequency connections to Cologne, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart via Eurowings. Eurowings’ BER program is supplemented by flights in the growing segment of visiting family and home countries, for example to Beirut/Lebanon.

The Eurowings program in summer 2023 from BER:

Destinations in Northern Europe

  • Denmark: Copenhagen (NEW)
  • Finland: Helsinki (NEW)
  • Sweden: Gothenburg (NEW)

Destinations in Central Europe

  • Germany: Dusseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
  • Austria: Salzburg

Destinations in Southern Europe

  • Greece: Heraklion, Rhodes (NEW)
  • Croatia: Dubrovnik, Rjieka, Split, Zadar
  • Spain: Alicante (NEW), Malaga (NEW), Mallorca
  • Turkey: Antalya (NEW)
  • Cyprus: Larnaca (NEW)

Destinations in the portfolio of family and home-country visits

  • Lebanon: Beirut

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-216 D-ABZK (msn 3213) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 959406.

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Air France to start operating flights to the brand new Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt International Airport (BER)

Air France has made this announcement:

BER Airport receives operating permit

The Joint Aviation Authority of Berlin-Brandenburg (Gemeinsame Obere Luftfahrtbehörde Berlin-Brandenburg, LuBB) has presented Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) with permission to begin operations and the airport operating certificate for Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER). Both documents are necessary to operate a commercial airport in Germany and are, therefore, a requirement for opening BER.

Since July 2020, the airport company has successfully tested BER together with 9,000 volunteers as part of the internationally established and proven ORAT program. The training program will continue until October 15, 2020 with the aim of further refining procedures.

BER commissioning will begin with the opening of BER’s Terminal 1 on October 31, 2020. On this day, an easyJet aircraft and a Lufthansa aircraft will arrive at the same time and be the first to be received and handled at the new terminal’s Main Pier. On the morning of November 4, 2020, FBB will start operations on the southern runway with a Qatar Airways aircraft landing. BER’s new night-time flight restrictions will also apply starting on this day. The transfer from Tegel to BER will be complete with the last flight, operated by Air France, from Berlin-Tegel to Paris on  November 8, 2020.

Airberlin returns to profitability with a net profit of $8.97 million in 2012

Airberlin (Berlin) has returned to the black with a reported $8.97 million net profit in 2012.

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Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. Airbus A330-223 D-ALPI (msn 828) in the delayed Berlin Brandenburg Airport scheme taxies at San Francisco.

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EasyJet honors the new (delayed) BER Berlin Brandenburg Airport and Willy Brandt

EasyJet (UK) (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) is honoring the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) and Willy Brandt (1913-1992) with this special decal on its Airbus A319-111 G-EZEZ (msn 2360). The decals were added in April 2012 but the airport opening has been delayed until next year as reported.

According to Wikipedia, Willy Brandt leader of the German Social Democratic Party of Germany (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, or SPD) from 1964 to 1987, and chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. Willy was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1971 for his efforts to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of the Soviet bloc.

As we have reported, the new Berlin Airport has been delayed in its opening. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, formally known as Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt, is the new international airport for Berlin currently under construction 11 miles south of Berlin, near the current Schönefeld Airport in the former East Berlin. BER is now scheduled to open on March 17, 2013. When BER opens, Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) will close.

Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos. G-EZEZ departs from Lisbon with the new markings.

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