airberlin starts second Californian route from German capital

airberlin launches Berlin Tegel to San Francisco route

San Francisco, on the US West Coast, is now airberlin’s second longest route from Berlin Tegel and its fifth to the US. Joining in the surfing celebrations at the German airport on 29 May were: Björn Schmidt, Senior Cabin Attendant, airberlin; Remy Lignie, Cabin Crew, airberlin; Therese Patzer, Senior Cabin Attendant, airberlin; Manuel Stappenbeck, Captain, airberlin; Daniel Rabas, First Officer, airberlin; Andreas Ley, Aviation Marketing, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg; Karina Kiel-Leifels, Cabin Crew, airberlin; Maria Doering, Cabin Crew, airberlin; Marlene Heber, Cabin Crew, airberlin; and Ivo Paulo Cosso, Cabin Crew, airberlin. (Photo: Günter Wicker)

  • airberlin has launched its second route to California from Berlin Tegel (TXL). On 29 May the oneworld carrier began four times weekly flights on the 9,107-kilometre route to San Francisco (SFO) making it the fifth US destination now served by the airline from the German capital after Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. The route will be flown by airberlin’s A330-200s and faces no direct competition. Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of airberlin, said: “Alongside Los Angeles and Orlando, San Francisco is the third of the three new routes to the US we are launching this summer, completing our long-haul expansion strategy. We are the largest provider of long-haul flights in Berlin and Düsseldorf and continue to strengthen our position.”

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