Etihad Airways has confirmed it will increase its stake in airberlin to 29.21 per cent, becoming the largest single shareholder in the carrier. Etihad Airways is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
airberlin‘s frequent flyer programme topbonus and the on-line travel service HolidayCheck will be working together in partnership from now on. Members of Germany‘s second-largest airline’s frequent flyer programme will earn 150 topbonus award miles for every hotel review published on the HotelCheck website.
This year airberlin is again offering its popular “Flying home for Christmas” special from 15th to 17th November. The special offer is primarily aimed at passengers with families in a different city, but who would still like to spend Christmas with their loved ones.
airberlin has reached an agreement with the aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing to postpone the delivery of 19 aircraft as the carrier seeks to shrink its operations. The agreements stipulate deliveries of new aircraft originally scheduled for 2012 and 2013 will be partly postponed until 2015 and 2016 as the carrier implements an earnings-improvement program.
On 25th October 2011, airberlin celebrates the first anniversary of the Dubai-Berlin route. For one year, airberlin has been the only airline connecting the German capital and the Arab Emirate via a non-stop flight.
airberlin and the Hungarian airline Malev will in future be offering their customers selected flights as codeshare services. The codeshare agreement applies to flights from October 30th 2011.
In July 2011, airberlin welcomed 3,809,401 guests on board, i.e. 2.9 percent more than in the corresponding month of the previous year (July 2010: 3,700,971 passengers). Fleet capacity utilization for July increased by 3.3 percentage points, i.e. from 81.2 to 84.5 percent. As compared to July 2010, capacity was reduced by 1.1 percent.
airberlin’s Board has appointed the President and CEO of the Dutch airline Martinair, Paul Gregorowitsch, 55, as a new member of the Executive Board.
Iberia’s code will go on several airberlin routes in Germany and to other central and northern European destinations, and airberlin’s code will be used on Iberia flights to Germany and Switzerland.
Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, announced today that it has renewed its long-term content agreement with airberlin, Germany’s second-largest airline.
Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry and airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline, have inked a multiyear IT contract to implement the full suite of Amadeus Altéa, the company’s Customer Management System.
Airberlin is hosting an official ceremony at Berlin-Tegel Airport to celebrate the German premiere of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Airberlin is the German launch customer of the revolutionary fuel-efficient jet.