airberlin Hub Manager Ibrahim Gülcan (left) and Andreas Ley, Senior Consultant, Airline Marketing Berlin Brandenburg (right), together with the airline’s cabin crew on 16 May in Berlin Tegel, mark the start of services to the movie capital of the world Los Angeles. The beginning of S17 saw the connection between Tegel and New York JFK reinforced and Miami is also now offered five times a week from the German capital’s main airport.
- airberlin launched a new long-haul service from Berlin Tegel (TXL) on flight AB 7022 to Los Angeles (LAX). From 16 May, the airline now offers three connections per week on its A330-200 fleet between the capital of Germany and the second largest city in the US. “This new long-haul flight from Berlin Tegel to Los Angeles is the next step in airberlin’s new strategic policy. Both locations are of great importance to the international film industry. It therefore makes sense to link the two metropolises,” said airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann. “We are happy about this long-haul connection to Los Angeles, the city of film,” said Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg CEO. “It provides business travellers as well as tourists with a direct connection to the west coast of the US. It will also strengthen our region by providing it with additional visitors.” An additional inaugural flight will follow on 29 May as airberlin launches services from Tegel to San Francisco. With its current summer schedule, airberlin offers a total of 33 weekly non-stop services to five destinations in the US out of Berlin Tegel: Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK and San Francisco.