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New at airberlin: Collecting miles on American Airlines flights

10-07-2011 10:02 AM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG

airberlin passengers can now also collect miles on flights operated by codeshare partner American Airlines. Cooperation between the topbonus and AAdvantage frequent flyer programmes will come into effect on 29th September. This means that members of airberlin’s topbonus scheme can collect award miles on all American Airlines routes. These miles can also be redeemed for award flights. AAdvantage customers can collect and redeem miles on airberlin and also on NIKI flights. “The international integration of route networks offers major growth opportunities for airberlin. We are pleased to be further extending our existing codeshare partnership with American Airlines. The possibility to collect topbonus miles on all American Airline routes represents an important step,” explained Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Commercial Officer airberlin.

To collect miles, topbonus customers simply need to quote their topbonus number during the booking process or present their topbonus card at the check-in desk. The miles earned on American Airlines flights are automatically credited to the topbonus account.

Currently more than 2.7 million passengers are members of the topbonus programme and enjoy the exclusive benefits offered by the many topbonus partners, such as hotel accommodation, rental cars, insurance policies and newspapers. With airberlin planning to join oneworld® in 2012, topbonus will become even more attractive for status customers: in future passengers will be able to earn miles on flights with partner airlines throughout the world. Further information about airberlin’s frequent flyer programme is available online at airberlin.com/topbonus.

Press contact:
Melanie Schyja
Press Officer airberlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 3434 1500
Fax: +49 (0)30 3434 1509
E-mail: mschyja@airberlin.com

airberlin is Germany's second largest airline. The company has a workforce of 8,900 employees. In 2010 alone, airberlin received over 10 awards for service and quality. The fleet comprises 168 aircraft with an average age of five years, making it one of the most modern fleets in Europe. The airline's state-of-the-art jets are highly fuel efficient, which contributes toward a long-term reduction in pollution emissions from aircraft. As one of the major European airlines, airberlin flies to 163 destinations in 39 countries. In 2010, the airline carried 33.6 million passengers. airberlin has signed up for membership to the global airline alliance oneworld® and is expected to become a full member at the start of 2012. airberlin operates codeshare flights with the oneworld-members American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and S7.

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG
Saatwinkler Damm 42-43
13627 Berlin
Germany

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