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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.

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Iberia paints its Airbus A330-302 EC-LYF for the FIFA World Cup

Iberia A330-300 EC-LYF (14-FIFA World Cup)(Flt)(Iberia)(LRW)

Iberia (Madrid) in advance of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, has painted its Airbus A330-302 EC-LYF (msn 1437) in this special livery. The A330 will transport the Spanish team and soccer fans to Brazil.

The inscription across the aircraft translates as “carry the illusion of an entire country”.

Image: Iberia.

Iberia: AG Slide Show

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Emirates SkyCargo adds Mexico City and Atlanta

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates (Dubai), has added Mexico City and Atlanta to its cargo flight schedule, further expanding its freighter network to more than 50 destinations around the world.

The once-a-week service to Mexico City starts in Dubai with a stop en route to Frankfurt, while on the way back the flight makes a scheduled stop in Houston and Copenhagen before heading back to Dubai. The freighter service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport from Dubai, which is also a weekly service, has a scheduled stop in Frankfurt and on the return leg stops at Copenhagen. This multi-stop service provides customers with the additional benefit to move cargo between these cities.

On both routes Emirates SkyCargo uses its Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, which is capable of carrying 103 tonnes of cargo, and with its main deck being the widest of any freighter aircraft, it’s able to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.

Emirates SkyCargo has a fleet of 12 freighters, 10 Boeing 777 Fs and two Boeing 747-400 ERFs, which from 1 May 2014 started operating from its new cargo terminal at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Emirates has started adding this special “FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014” emblem to its aircraft for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

Emirates: AG Slide Show

Lufthansa to rename 8 aircraft “Fanhansa” for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Fanhansa 747 (Nose)(Lufthansa)(LR)

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) will temporarily rename 8 aircraft with “Fanhansa” titles for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The first aircraft to have these unique titles is expected to be an Airbus A321, due to be unveiled on May 16.

The company issued this statement (translated from German):

In the summer of 2014, the biggest football event in the world keeps all fans in suspense. Part of the Lufthansa fleet will be temporarily unceremoniously renamed “Fanhansa”.

Fanhansa – this is not only a commitment to be a big fan of the German football team itself. This is also a clear message to all soccer fans: No matter what game it is, Fanhansa inspires the fans and brings them to the big soccer events around the world.

As a partner of the German Football Association, Lufthansa flies the national team and numerous media representatives and many thousands of football fans to Brazil. Of course, when you board a “Fanhansa” flight, expect to see numerous surprises.

Copyright Photo: Lufthansa.

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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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