airberlin expands its services to Russia
Wednesday 5, January 2011
airberlin is increasing the number of flights it operates between Berlin and Saint Petersburg for the new year, thereby expanding its services to Russia.
From the start of the summer timetable Germany’s second largest airline will now be offering 13 flights a week instead of the previous seven flights to the major city on the Neva River.
These new services allow airberlin to offer new connections via the hub in the German capital. The flights are now integrated into the key departure times in the mornings and evenings so that passengers from Russia have better transfer connections to German and European airports than those currently available. Connecting flights will be available for instance to Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante and Palma de Mallorca. There will also be connecting flights to Rome, Naples, Basel and Salzburg. The daily flights to and from Saint Petersburg will make day returns to almost all German destinations as well as to Vienna and Zurich possible for the first time.
Today Russia is already one of airberlin’s most important markets, which is why the transfer facilities for passengers travelling on east-west routes have been improved significantly. airberlin is the only airline to date that offers a transit area at Berlin-Tegel, which means that Russian passengers in transit to the USA will not require a Schengen visa – for instance on the routes to Miami and New York.
Tickets to Saint Petersburg will be available for booking from 4 January 2011. Fares start at 49.99 euros and flights can be booked online via airberlin.com as well as through travel agencies. The prices include taxes, charges and topbonus miles.
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