airberlin inaugural flight from Berlin to Miami
Tuesday 2, November 2010
airberlin will be connecting the German capital and Miami. Matthias von Randow, representing airberlin’s Board of Directors, and Dr. Till Bunse, Area Manager Marketing and Public Relations at Berlin Airports, together with Greg Delawie, Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Mission to Germany, presided at the ceremony marking the inaugural flight AB 7210 to the American city.
"With these new direct flights airberlin is strengthening its position as a major carrier at the airport Berlin-Tegel. airberlin’s second direct service between Berlin and the United States will begin in summer 2011 with flights to New York. This allows airberlin to create a solid base in Berlin with a view to the airline’s membership of the oneworld alliance, which is planned for 2012," remarked Matthias von Randow.
"By developing its hub in Tegel, consolidating its European network and establishing new long-haul routes, airberlin has increased its commitment to Berlin airports this year to an unprecedented extent. We are building on the foundations of this dependable partnership and are jointly writing a success story. The new long-haul service to Miami is a further step towards making Berlin part of the global network. airberlin’s future membership of the oneworld aviation alliance is an important basis for the increase in air traffic that we can generate at BBI from June 2012 onwards," commented Dr. Till Bunse.
"This new tie between Germany and the United States is symbolic of the expanding links between the two countries on all levels. Germany is the United States’ fifth largest trading partner and the third largest overseas travel market. Last year, 1.7 million Germans visited the United States. This connection also, of course, offers new access for American travellers to Germany. Last year 1.6 million Americans visited Germany – also demonstrating a dynamic portrait of the ties that bind our two countries," said Greg Delawie.
The new flight to Florida takes off from Berlin-Tegel at 11:00 hours every Monday and Thursday to land at Miami International Airport at 16:45 hours. With Miami now added as a new destination, airberlin is expanding its long-haul services from Berlin-Tegel this winter to a total of six (Bangkok, Dubai, Miami, Mombasa, Phuket and Punta Cana). From May 2011 airberlin will also be operating four direct flights a week from Berlin to New York’s JFK airport.
The nonstop flights to Miami are available from 239 euros one way and can be booked online (airberlin.com), by calling the airline’s Service Centre (tel. 01805 – 737 800; € 0.14/min. from a landline, mobile phone rates not exceeding € 0.42/min.) as well as through travel agencies. The prices include taxes, charges and topbonus miles, but exclude aviation tax.
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