The boss of Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt talked to us during the first day of operational readiness testing involving 250 volunteer ‘passengers’. We wanted to know how the new airport improves Berlin as a proposition for airlines – purely from a route development point of view.
airberlin resumes daily Berlin – Budapest service with just three days notice. Has served Budapest from six German airports in the last 10 years.
airberlin launches a new route to Abu Dhabi from Berlin Tegel.
Our second airberlin story this week is a report from the delivery of the airline’s latest 737NG. airberlin and Boeing flew anna.aero out to Seattle to find out more about the aircraft, the manufacturing and the delivery process.
After our recent story analysing airberlin’s hub operation at Palma in Spain, anna.aero was invited along to get a special behind-the-scenes view of how things really work there. What’s more we flew on the airline’s special “Flying home for Christmas” 737-800 accompanied by Santa Claus himself, and one of his elves.
Vienna passes 20 million mark and increases its share of Austrian traffic to over 81% despite new government tax
As Austria gears up for the winter ski season, how well have its airports performed in 2011? Which two airline groups account for three-quarters of all scheduled seat capacity this winter, and which airlines have added new services from Vienna since the beginning of the year?
airberlin’s new management has no sacred cows it seems. We estimate that flights to its base in Palma will be down over 25% this December. The carrier accounted for one-third of the airport’s 21 million passengers in 2010. But how does it operate a hub and spoke network from Palma when no aircraft are stationed there? Which routes which were served last December are out of favour this winter?
airberlin launches new Caribbean destination. Joins KLM and Arkefly in serving Curaçao non-stop from Europe this winter.
German carrier introduces fortnightly service between Düsseldorf and Liberia, operating via Cancun using A330-200.
Germany’s second biggest airline continues to add niche routes from Saarbrücken and Stuttgart, despite overall network reduction.
London – Berlin market reaches all-time high in 2010, but what’s happened to airberlin and Lufthansa?
The London – Berlin market saw growth of 22% in 2010, but which airport-pair markets have seen the biggest growth? How has the German air travel tax introduced this year affected 2011 passenger numbers? And what happened to the German carriers serving the route?