The Hertz Corporation, the world’s largest general use car rental brand, has entered into a two year partnership with airberlin to offer travellers exclusive offers and special car rental rates at all 171 airline’s destinations around the world. The move follows Hertz’s successful and ongoing affiliation with airberlin’s frequent flier program topbonus.
US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, has announced the launch of its codeshare agreement with fellow oneworld member airberlin, further enhancing its relationship with the Berlin-based carrier and providing customers increased access to major destinations throughout Germany and beyond. The codeshare includes placing the US Airways code on airberlin flights from Chicago, Miami and New York to Berlin, and from Fort Myers, Florida, Los Angeles, Miami and New York to Dusseldorf.
airberlin group has selected global technology provider Sabre Corporation to provide a full suite of technology software to support the carrier’s global business. The long-term agreement will see the airline move to an integrated platform for a broad range of critical airline operations including SabreSonic Customer Sales & Service passenger reservations system, inventory, check-in, eCommerce, data insights and network management.
Etihad Airways welcomed airberlin’s decision to accelerate structural change within the airline to target sustainable profitability. airberlin announced a strategic review of its long-term business model as it reported its 2013 annual financial results.
In winter 2014/15 airberlin will be increasing the frequency of its flights to the Caribbean and at the same time further expanding its tourist services from Dusseldorf and Munich. From November 2014 there will be two extra non-stop flights from Dusseldorf to Varadero in Cuba and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.
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.
Regent Hotels & Resorts has announced a new partnership with airberlin providing guests with additional advantages to staying at the deluxe properties including the five-star Regent Berlin and Regent Montenegro, due to open in summer 2014. This partnership marks Regent Hotels & Resort’s eleventh airline collaboration.
In the second quarter of 2013, airberlin improved its operating result despite a difficult market environment. airberlin was able to increase EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) to EUR -8.1 million, an improvement of two-thirds over the corresponding quarter of 2012 (EUR -29.4 million).
In July, airberlin welcomed more than 3.4 million passengers on board and was able to keep capacity utilisation in yearly comparison at a very high level of 86.62 percent.
Virgin Australia has announced a reciprocal codeshare and frequent flyer agreement with airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline. Available for sale today for travel from August 1st 2013, subject to government approval, Virgin Australia will codeshare on airberlin’s daily direct services from Abu Dhabi to Dusseldorf and Berlin.
Etihad Airways today heralded a successful first year of its equity alliance strategy, after a financial reporting season which saw each of the five airlines within the alliance – airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus and Etihad Airways – announce profitable performance. The airlines’ individual and collective results were boosted by a number of measures, including growing codeshare traffic between their networks, successful joint sales and marketing efforts, and a range of increasing business and cost synergies.
Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Commercial Officer, airberlin, speaks to Breaking Travel News at ITB Berlin 2013.