airberlin is focused on the further expansion of the Polish market and will connect the two capitals of Berlin and Warsaw for the first time starting 23rd March 2013.
Germany’s second largest airline will fly to Warsaw up to three times daily, making it the carrier with the highest number of non-stop flights from Berlin to this Polish city on the Vistula River. The flight times are optimally matched to the needs of both business and leisure travelers and allow flexible travel. airberlin tickets for the new route can be booked from 2nd October 2012.
“Eastern Europe is a strategically important market for airberlin. With the new route to Warsaw, airberlin now flies to all major airports in Poland. The connection is also a major route expansion for our Berlin hub. For our passengers from Poland, connections are available to attractive destinations in the U.S. such as Miami, Los Angeles, New York and – starting 23rd March – the new service to Chicago,” said Paul Gregorowitsch, CCO airberlin.
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, spokesman for Berlin Brandenburg airport management, said: “We are delighted that airberlin is expanding its Berlin hub with the Berlin-Warsaw connection. The new route creates additional transfer opportunities for long-haul flights from Berlin. Moreover, Poland is an important market for us with great future potential. For example, we provide our Polish-speaking passengers with information through our website or flyer in their native language.”
“We have been waiting for this route for a long time and visitBerlin will assist in marketing this route“, said visitBerlin director Burkhard Kieker.
With the new Warsaw destination, airberlin’s route network to Poland totals three destinations. airberlin has operated non-stop flights from Berlin to Krakow since 2009. Just in time for the summer 2013 flight schedule, airberlin will increase the number of flights to Krakow up to three times daily. Since the summer of 2012, airberlin has connected Berlin and Gdansk with non-stop flights up to two times daily. From the Berlin hub, passengers can access many connecting flights to destinations in airberlin’s worldwide network such as Abu Dhabi, Palma de Mallorca and Vienna.
Flights to Warsaw, other destinations in Poland, or all over the world can be booked online at airberlin.com, through the Service Center (phone: 030 3434 3434, local rates) as well as through a travel agency.
airberlin is Germany’s second largest airline. The company has a workforce of 9,200 employees.
Each year, airberlin receives over 10 awards for service and quality. The fleet comprises 165 aircraft with an average age of five years, making it one of the most modern fleets in Europe. The airline’s state-of-the-art jets are highly fuel efficient, which contributes toward a long-term reduction in pollution emissions from aircraft. As one of the major European airlines, airberlin flies to 162 destinations in 40 countries. In 2011, over 35 million passengers were transported. In December 2011, airberlin entered into a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways. Since 20th March 2012, airberlin has been a full member of the global airline alliance oneworld®. airberlin operates codeshare flights with oneworld members American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and Japan Airlines.