Germania is basing another aircraft at Berlin Schönefeld this winter, meaning the start of new services to Sharm El Sheikh, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, as well as increased capacity to Hurghada. The first flight left the Berlin airport for Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt with 201 passengers on board on 20 October.
- Germania has based a second aircraft at Berlin Schönefeld (SXF), and is using the fresh capacity to re-start weekly services (Fridays) to Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) which launched on 20 October, thereby reviving a route between the German capital and the Red Sea resort that has not been available for four-and-a-half years. The following day the carrier also began services to Fuerteventura (FUE), a route that will operate on a twice-weekly basis (Tuesdays and Saturdays). Unlike the Egyptian sector, the Spanish city pair will see direct competition from Ryanair (twice-weekly) and Condor (weekly). Both routes will be flown by the carrier’s 737-700 fleet. Additional new features in Germania’s winter flight schedule from Schönefeld include increased capacity to Hurghada and a new route to Gran Canaria which launches next week. The airline is committed to a policy for growth at this base, as well as Berlin Tegel. “Germania will achieve 400% growth in Berlin,” commented Clauspeter Schwarz, Germania’s COO. “This is our response to market changes and a greater presence in the capital.” Additionally Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Berlin Brandenburg said: “We are very pleased with the increased commitment of Germania to Berlin. The wider range of flight offerings, the development of its bases at our two locations, as well as the maintenance operations at Schönefeld make the airline a key partner for us.”