Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline is introducing a new route between London Stansted and Salzburg, Austria from 2nd December 2010.
The new route, which is now on sale, will be able to carry 144 passengers on board an Airbus A319 aircraft, with flights departing Stansted 14:10 and Salzburg 12:30 (local time) each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Air Berlin will also be offering free transport of any ski equipment on this route in keeping with their commitment to offering a full service at competitive rates; perfect for any skiers intending to hit the Austrian slopes this coming season.
Customers will also benefit from an additional 20kg baggage allowance, allocated seating, complimentary sandwich and soft drinks as well as newspapers and magazines.
The new route will operate from the 2nd December 2010 through to the 31st March 2011 and will give business and leisure travellers a new convenient, enjoyable and affordable route to reach Salzburg during the winter season.
Titus Johnson, Air Berlin country manager for the UK and Ireland said, “Salzburg is a valued addition to Air Berlin’s portfolio of routes from the United Kingdom. Whether visiting Salzburg’s old town, skiing in the Alps or visiting the birthplace of Mozart, Air Berlins passengers can expect a full quality service combined with attractive prices”
Salzburg is one of Europe’s most popular short break destinations, famous for its location as a gateway to the Alps as well as the birthplace of Mozart and the beautiful baroque architecture of The Old Town, a World Heritage site. Salzburg is also home to some of the best Christmas markets in Europe; The Cathedral Square is home to one of the cities’ largest advent markets where visitors can wander the snowy stalls and pick up traditional handicrafts and enjoy fine baked goods and sample mulled wine to keep warm.
Salzburg will be Air Berlin’s sixth destination available directly from the UK and the only destination available outside of Germany. Other direct routes from the UK include Dusseldorf, Nuremburg, Munster, Hanover from London Stansted and Paderborn (London Stansted or Manchester).
Prices lead in from £34 per person one way. All Air Berlin prices also include taxes and fuel surcharge, with the additional opportunity to benefit from earning miles from Air Berlin’s frequent flyer programme Top Bonus. Discounts for children are available on some fares.