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airberlin and Meridiana fly start codeshare flights

10-05-2011 01:53 PM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: Air Berlin

In the future airberlin and the Italian airline Meridiana fly will be offering flights from Italy to Germany under joint flight numbers. The agreement is implemented for flights departing from 30th October 2011.

At the beginning of the winter flight schedule airberlin flights will be leaving from Bari, Brindisi, Catania, Florence, Milan, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Rome, Venice and Verona for eight destinations in Germany within the framework of the codeshare agreement. The routes to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Nürnberg or Stuttgart will be performed by airberlin under joint flight numbers.

„We are pleased to jointly announce with Meridiana fly our first codeshare agreement with an Italian airline. Customers of Meridiana fly will benefit from the cooperation, since selected destinations in Germany can now be reached for the first time under a joint flight number with airberlin. In so doing airberlin will continue to extend its presence on the important Italian market“, according to Paul Gregorowitsch, CCO airberlin.

„Thanks to this agreement, Meridiana fly will be able to extend the list of flights offered to its clients who are by now customized to the pre and post flight Meridiana fly services, combining the attentive care to its own passengers to the professionalism and quality of Air Berlin services” - as stated by Alessandro Notari, CCO of Meridiana fly.

airberlin is Germany’s second largest airline. The company currently has over 8,900 employees. In 2010 alone airberlin received more than 10 awards for service and quality. The fleet encompasses 170 aircraft with an average age of five years. Consequently airberlin operates one of the youngest fleets in Europe. The airline’s modern aircraft are extremely fuel-efficient and so provide a lasting contribution to the reduction of aviation emissions. airberlin is one of the major airlines in Europe and flies to 163 destinations in 39 countries. In 2010 the airline carried 33.6 million passengers. airberlin has now signed a declaration which will allow the airline to join oneworld®, the worldwide aviation alliance. Full membership is planned for the start of 2012. airberlin offers codeshare flights with oneworld members American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and S7.

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG
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Saatwinkler Damm 42-43
D-13627 Berlin
Tel.: + 49 30 3434 1500
Mail: abpresse@airberlin.com

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