Air Berlin launches new San Francisco service in summer
Tuesday 18, May 2010
Air Berlin has launched its inaugural flight from Düsseldorf to San Francisco, operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with a total capacity for 303 passengers.
The aircraft departed from Düsseldorf International Airport on May 12 at 11:00 am and arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 1:20 pm (local times).
On arrival in San Francisco flight AB 7392 was greeted by a delegation, headed by Edwin Lee, City Administrator of San Francisco, John Martin, CEO San Francisco International Airport and Mats Jacobsson, Vice President International Sales Air Berlin, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event. “With the new long haul service Air Berlin is strengthening its network to the U.S. by offering passengers from San Francisco an exciting range of intra-European connections via its hub in Düsseldorf. San Francisco is a dynamic new addition to our existing US service and we are proud to be part of SFO’s growing network of European carriers,” Mats Jacobsson said.
The new route gives Air Berlin its sixth nonstop service from Germany to North America, supplementing existing services to New York, Los Angeles, Fort Myers, Miami and Vancouver. The new service from Düsseldorf to San Francisco will operate Wednesdays and Fridays beginning on May 12 until October 22, 2010 whilst offering flexibility and convenience to business and leisure travelers alike. The return flight AB 7393 will take place on Friday, 14 May, departing from San Francisco at 3:20 pm and arriving in Düsseldorf at 11:05 am.
Passengers traveling with Air Berlin on the new San Francisco-Düsseldorf service may also take advantage of convenient connections via Düsseldorf to some of Europe’s premier cities such as Zurich, Vienna and London, not to mention six inter-Germany cities including Berlin, Hamburg, Dresden, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
On all Air Berlin flights passengers enjoy the Airline’s award-winning service with superior cuisine and on-board entertainment options. The Airbus 330-200 aircraft operating on the route to and from San Francisco offers a two-class configuration of 303 seats. In Business Class, there are 24 seats with passengers able to enjoy comfort and space offering a pitch of up to 54 inches and a recline of up to 150o.
With a 2-2-2 seat configuration, Business Class passengers are assured of either a window or aisle seat and plenty of space.
Air Berlin currently operates a modern fleet of 152 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America.
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