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Airberlin and Alitalia sign an extensive codeshare agreement, Airberlin and Niki switch to Linate Airport in Milan

Airberlin (Berlin-Tegel) and Alitalia (2nd) (Rome) have signed an extensive codeshare agreement. The agreement covers all  412 weekly nonstop flights between Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy for this winter season. Etihad Airways has a 29.21 percent stake in Airberlin and a 49 percent stake in the revamped Alitalia.

Airberlin has issued this statement:

Airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline and Alitalia, Italy’s leading carrier, have signed a codeshare agreement to offer more choice and greater convenience to their guests. All of Airberlin’s and Alitalia’s 412 weekly nonstop flights between Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy will be codeshare flights effective this winter season.

As of October 26, Airberlin’s three daily flights from Dusseldorf and double daily flights from Berlin-Tegel will operate into Milan-Linate instead of Malpensa. Furthermore, the three daily flights from Vienna operated by Niki (Vienna), the Austrian airline which is part of the Airberlin group, will be directed to Linate as well.

The partners also agreed on selective codeshares beyond their home hubs. For instance Alitalia will place its “AZ” code on some of Airberlin’s domestic flights such as from Munich to Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Berlin. At the same time Airberlin will place its “AB” code on selected domestic and international Alitalia flights via Rome and Milan-Linate to, for example, Naples, Brindisi, Reggio Calabria, Alghero, Cairo or Malta as well as on some of Alitalia’s long haul flights to South America such as Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. All codeshare flights will be published in the reservation systems by October 20, 2014 for flights commencing October 26, 2014. Codesharing on Alitalia’s long-haul connections will commence after regulatory approval.

Besides the new codeshare services and more convenient flight connections, Airberlin and Alitalia have signed a frequent flyer agreement which allows their guests to earn and redeem bonus miles on the entire route network of both airlines on a reciprocal basis for flights starting on or after November 1, 2014.

The cooperation of Airberlin and Alitalia is a result of long-term planning over the last couple of years and also of more liberal alliance governance which permits partnerships across alliances borders. Both, Airberlin and Alitalia will remain members of oneworld® and Skyteam respectively. Further synergies will arise from optimized aircraft rotation and avoidance of expensive overnight aircraft stops.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airberlin’s Airbus A320-214 D-ABFK (msn 4433) in the special Fan Force One Bitburger touches down in Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (EuroAirport).

Airberlin: AG Slide Show

Alitalia (2nd): AG Slide Show

Niki: AG Slide Show

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Airberlin to introduce a daily flight from Stuttgart to Abu Dhabi on December 1

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin) is adding another feeder route to its partner Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi). Airberlin will introduce a daily flight between Stuttgart and Abu Dhabi on December 1, 2014, opening up 41 onward travel destinations for flight guests.

The new Abu Dhabi route, still subject to government and regulatory approvals, is Airberlin’s first long-haul destination from Stuttgart. The service will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft configured with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy Class.

Altogether, airberlin will offer 63 flights per week this coming winter season from Germany to Abu Dhabi jointly with Etihad Airways, flying twice daily from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, as well as daily from Stuttgart.

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross/AirlinersGallery.com. With the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Airberlin has decorated its Airbus A320-214 D-ABFK (msn 4433) in this special “Fan Force One Bitburger” color scheme. D-ABFK taxies at Frankfurt.

Airberlin: AG Slide Show

Airberlin introduces its “Fan Force One” logo jet in association with Bitburger

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin) has introduced its new “Fan Force One” Airbus A320 logo jet in association with the Bitburger brewery to promote the upcoming World Cup.

German Bitburger brewery has started a promotional bottle cap collection campaign. Qualifying beer drinkers will be entered into a contest for 100 free tickets for you and a friend for the upcoming World Cup championship in Brazil with Airberlin being the advertising partner.

The beer maker issued this statement:

“Collect the Bitburger bottle caps with the national flags and win with a little luck
a place in the Fan Force One ® or another great football prizes.”

Bitburger TV commercial (in German):

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 D-ABFK (msn 4433) climbs away from Palma de Mallorca today in the new World Cup design.

Airberlin: AG Slide Show

Airberlin to introduce a “Fan Force One” World Cup Airbus A320 logo jet in association with Bitburger

Fan Force One logo

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin) on Saturday (April 19) in association with German beer brewery Bitburger will introduce its Airbus A320-214 registered as D-ABFK (msn 4433) in a special “Fan Force One” color scheme for the FIFA World Cup. The aircraft will be painted and unveiled at Munich.

Airberlin: AG Slide Show

Bitburger logo

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