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airberlin receives award from Fuerteventura Tourist Office

10-05-2011 01:54 PM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

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The Fuerteventura Tourist Office has conferred an award on airberlin for special services to tourism on the island. Pablo Caspers, Deputy Director airberlin for Spain & Portugal, accepted the award in the category “Playas de Plata” at a gala event attended by more than 200 invited guests drawn from politics and tourism. The judging panel emphasised in particular that airberlin had become an important economic factor for the island and that, for more than ten years, the airline has been offering flights all the year round from all major German, Austrian and Swiss airports to this Canary Island. This winter alone airberlin again increased its services and is now operating up to 72 flights a week to Fuerteventura. airberlin flights to Fuerteventura and the other Canary Islands in summer 2012 are already available for booking.

The “Premios Distinguidos del Turismo de Fuerteventura” were launched eight years ago by the Fuerteventura Tourist Office and have been awarded annually ever since to companies and notable individuals who have rendered outstanding services to tourism on the island.

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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Mail: abpresse@airberlin.com

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