Germany’s 2nd-largest carrier Airberlin has decided to expand its long-haul flights services in a big way during coming winter schedule. The airline will be deploying its additional Airbus A330-200 aircraft at its Berlin Tegel hub. The aircraft is configured with 19 fully-flat business class seats. The customers traveling in economy class will be offered a total of 271 seats, including 48 XL seats. The new aircraft will be offering about 20 percent extra legroom space.
Media reports said that the deploying of additional Airbus A330-200 aircraft is aimed at offering more flights services during new winter schedule to various destinations in the United States from Berlin. According to the reports, the airline will be increasing the frequency of flights to Miami from Berlin. The service on Miami-Berlin route will be doubled to four times per week, compared to twice weekly flights last winter.
The airline has also decided to convert New York service to daily with additional flights on Tuesdays. Airberlin will also increase flights to Chicago this winter. The airline will add a Thursday service, thus bringing the total weekly flights services to five. During this winter schedule, the airline will be operating 16 times per week flights to three destinations in the United States, including Miami, New York and Chicago, from Berlin.
Moreover, Airberlin will be resuming its year-round service to Dusseldorf from Los Angeles this winter. The airline will be serving Dusseldorf-Los Angeles route five times per week, with outbound Flight AB7430 departing from Dusseldorf at 9.45 am. The airline said that it will be operating a total of 22 flights per week to four U.S. destinations from Dusseldorf. These destinations include Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Fort Myers. Airberlin is also into codeshare partnership with American Airlines, which offers seamless connections to travelers from Germany to many destinations in the United States and Canada.