airberlin expands its long-haul service massively ahead of winter!The premium airline develops its USA and Caribbean services from Berlin and Dusseldorf. airberlin will dramatically expand its range of long-haul flights this coming winter (2016/17). Germany’s second-largest airline will base an additional type A330-200 aircraft at Berlin Tegel, with 19 seats in the exclusive FullFlat Business Class section and 271 Economy Class seats, including 48 XL seats, which offer around 20 percent more legroom.
The additional Airbus means the premium airline’s new schedule will include more flights from Berlin to the Dominican Republic and the USA.
Additional flights to the USA
This winter, airberlin will resume year-round flights to Los Angeles from Dusseldorf. Flight AB7430 will depart Dusseldorf for Los Angeles five times a week at 9.45 am. airberlin will thus fly 22 times a week from Dusseldorf to four destinations in the USA: Fort Myers, Miami, New York and Los Angeles. The airberlin hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf are easily reached from many airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with short transfer times. In the USA, partner airline American Airlines offers countless ongoing connections to destinations in the USA and Canada.
“We are a quality airline and a smart alternative to the competition for holidaymakers and business travellers alike. Our extensive flight schedule and the new connections to North America and the Caribbean enable us to strengthen our position as market leaders in Dusseldorf. Frequent flyers can use their topbonus miles for upgrades to Business Class or an XL seat and enjoy our onboard comfort to the fullest,” said airberlin Chief Executive Officer Stefan Pichler.
airberlin Business Class provides a high level of privacy, comfort and individual service. Every guest has direct access to the aisle from the FullFlat seat. 48 XL seats per aircraft on long-haul flights offer airberlin passengers 20 percent extra leg room, ensuring more comfort and faster embarking and disembarking. The comparison website Skytrax* confirms that airberlin provides the most generous seat pitch – of roughly 91 cm (36 in) – in an industry comparison for transatlantic flights in Economy Class.
*) Skytrax: http://www.airlinequality.com/info/seat-pitch-guide/