airberlin will introduce a second daily flight between Berlin and Abu Dhabi starting October 26th 2014, building on its successful partnership with equity and codeshare partner Etihad Airways , the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates.
The two airlines will also expand their codeshare agreement from mid-February, with airberlin guests able to book flights to six Indian destinations served by Etihad Airways: New Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
Travellers in India will also benefit from improved connection options within the wider airberlin route network to destinations across Europe, such as Copenhagen, Krakow, Stockholm and Warsaw.
airberlin’s Berlin-Abu Dhabi route, which has been operated since January 2012, provides the only direct connection between Germany’s capital city and the UAE.
It is operated using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 19 FullFlat Business Class seats and 279 Economy Class seats.
As a result of the increased frequency, airberlin and Etihad Airways will operate a total of 56 flights per week between Germany and the UAE, including double-daily connections from Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, chief executive, airberlin, said: “Thanks to the constant expansion of our partnership with Etihad Airways , we are taking greater advantage of our synergies and can offer our guests even more travel possibilities and convenience.
“The additional daily flight will significantly increase the capacity on our Berlin-Abu Dhabi service, offering our guests even better and wider access to Etihad Airways ’ international network.”