As airberlin launched its new route between Berlin Tegel and New York JFK, the Statue of Liberty and Berliner Fernsehturm (TV tower) were present along with captain Ralf Nagel; Rainer Schwarz, CEO Berlin Airports; Joachim Hunold, CEO airberlin; Matthias Platzeck, Minister-President of Brandenburg; Philip D. Murphy, US Ambassador to Germany; Manfred A. Körtgen, COO Berlin Airports; and first officer Helmut Kunz. (Photo: Günter Wicker/Ligatur)
Celebrating airberlin’s new weekly service from EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg to Malta were the airport’s marketing director Mario Eland; Stefan Gutknecht, airberlin’s sales director Switzerland; cabin crew Salimata Diop; and Matthias von Randow, airberlin board member.
- airberlin launched five new routes across its bases on 1 May. Among the routes was the airline’s launch of transatlantic flights between Berlin Tegel (TXL) and New York JFK (JFK) four times weekly with 303-seat A330-200s, complementing its Düsseldorf services to the US city. Competition comes from Delta’s six weekly flights on the route and Continental also provides indirect competition with its daily service from Newark to the German capital. Both Basel (BSL) and Nuremberg (NUE) each got weekly connections with Malta (MLA), while Stuttgart (STR) became the airline’s fourth German airport that it connects with Moscow Domodedovo(DME). The service to the Russian capital indirectly competes with germanwings’ also four weekly flights to Moscow Vnukovo. Notably, airberlin’s new service from Münster/Osnabrück (FMO) to Catania (CTA) is the airline’s 10th to the Sicilian airport.
|Berlin Tegel (TXL)
||New York JFK, NY (JFK)
||Delta (6); EWR: Continental (7)
||Moscow Domodedovo (DME)
||VKO: germanwings (4)
|*WF: Weekly Frequency
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