A special double miles offer is being made to cardholders of all oneworld member airlines’ frequent flyer programmes – including those of airberlin’s topbonus programme – to mark the addition to the alliance today of Germany’s second biggest airline, along with its group member Austria’s NIKI.
Etihad Airways - considered the World’s Leading Airline by the prestigious World Travel Awards - confirmed earlier it will offer partner airline, airberlin, a range of benefits from its own billion dollar deal with travel technology provider Sabre Airline Solutions.
airberlin has become became part of oneworld, adding the second biggest airline in Germany and the sixth biggest in the continent overall to the world’s premier global airline alliance. Austria’s NIKI, also a member of the airberlin group, joined oneworld as an affiliate member at the same time - as the clocks struck midnight in Berlin this morning.
Etihad Airways and airberlin have announced plans to integrate their Boeing 787 Dreamliner programs, affecting a total of 56 firm aircraft - which is more Dreamliners than are on order with any other airline - and saving millions of dollars for both carriers.
With immediate effect Christoph Horak will be in charge of sales for the airberlin group in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia as Regional Manager for the region. Horak has over 18 years of professional experience in sales, having previously worked for EVA AIR Vienna, Swissair/Sabena and NIKI, where he was already responsible for the same markets. Horak will report to the Regional Director for Eastern Europe, Stefan Magiera.
Effective immediately, members of airberlin’s topbonus frequent flyer programme can earn miles on all flights with oneworld partner Royal Jordanian. Royal Plus members can also earn and redeem miles on both airberlin and NIKI flights.
As part of airberlin’s membership of oneworld, which is planned to come into force on 20th March 2012, Germany’s second largest airline and fellow alliance member Japan Airlines (JAL) have signed a codeshare agreement.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and airberlin, Europe’s sixth biggest carrier, today announced a significant increase in services between AbuDhabi and both Germany and Thailand.
airberlin will become a full member of oneworld from Tuesday March 20th, adding Europe’s sixth largest carrier to the global airline alliance. Austrian airline NIKI, also a member of the airberlin group, will join oneworld at the same time as an affiliate member.
German and Austrian regulatory authorities have given their approval to the deal announced last month in which Etihad Airways increased its shareholding in airberlin to 29.21 per cent. The approved strategic partnership between the airlines will offer passengers a combined global network of 239 destinations, seamlessly connected through hubs in Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Palma de Majorca.
Etihad Airways and airberlin have confirmed they will integrate their frequent flyer programs as part of the rollout of their recent partnership. Etihad Airways is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards.
airberlin is further expanding the flights it offers to North America and will fly non-stop from Düsseldorf to Las Vegas twice a week as of summer 2012. With the new destination, airberlin passengers can now fly to a total of seven destinations in North America (New York, Miami, Fort Myers, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Vancouver).