Air Berlin low-cost airline and flight news

This page contains an archive of all news items featuring Air Berlin. You can also view all of the routes operated by Air Berlin.

November 28th, 2011

Jet2 will fly to the new Berlin Brandenburg airport

Jet2 have announced a new route from their Leeds Bradford hub to Air Berlin to commence next summer. The route will open on 01 June 2012, along with the opening of the new Air Berlin airport at the same time. Tickets are on sale now though at www.jet2.com.

October 27th, 2011

German low-cost Air Berlin to fly to LA

Air Berlin have announced that they will begin flying from their Berlin (Tegel) base to Los Angeles, boosting their existing summer service from Dusseldorf and other flights to New York.

Flights on the new Berlin (Tegel) route are on sale now and begin from May 2012. Book at www.airberlin.com.

February 22nd, 2011

Air Berlin increases frequency at Saarbruecken

Air Berlin will increase the frequency of their flights from Saarbruecken to Berlin (Tegel) this May. They will add more flights every day (except Saturday). This will increase the number of connecting flights available from Saarbruecken to include cities across Scandinavia, as well as to Bari in Italy. See www.airberlin.com for more information.

August 3rd, 2010

Air Berlin and niki are joining Oneworld..

Air Berlin have announced that they are to join the Oneworld airline alliance, also home of British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia. It is expected that they will begin code-sharing with some of these airlines once they have finalised their membership. Partner Niki will join as an affiliate at the same time.

August 2nd, 2010

Air Berlin to fly to Arvidsjaur

Air Berlin are to fly to Arvidsjaur in the north of Sweden this winter. They will begin flying to Arvidsjaur from Stuttgart and Hanover at the end of November 2010. Both routes are on sale at www.airberlin.com.

March 30th, 2010

Air Berlin reopen flights to Manchester

Air Berlin will once again fly to Manchester as they launch flights from Manchester to Munich on 31 March. They will fly three times per week for the remainder of 2010. Book now at www.airberlin.com.

March 28th, 2010

Low-cost flights begin to Heringsdorf – the German seaside

Air Berlin will begin flying to to the German seaside resort of Heringsdorf this summer from four airports across Germany. From 01 May 2010 they will fly from Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Nuremberg and Stuttgart to Heringsdorf. Flights are on sale now at www.airberlin.com.

February 13th, 2010

Summer flights from Frankfurt to Sylt

Air Berlin will launch a summer route from Frankfurt (International) to Westerland on 01 May 2010. They will operate flights on various days until the end of October. Tickets on sale now at www.airberlin.com.

February 2nd, 2010

Summer Air Berlin flights to Sylt

At the end of March Air Berlin will launch two new routes to Westerland for the summer season. They will operate weekly flights to Westerland from both Muenster and Nuremberg. Both routes are on sale now at www.airberlin.com.

January 31st, 2010

New Air Berlin summer routes from Hanover

Air Berlin have just put three new routes on sale for this summer from Hanover. From June they will operate additional flights from Hanover to Dubrovnik, Olbia and Rijeka. The new routes are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

January 21st, 2010

A couple of new Air Berlin routes from Nuremberg

Air Berlin have put two new summer routes on sale from their Nuremberg base to Nice and Venice (Marco Polo). Both routes are on sale now at www.airberlin.com.

May 21st, 2009

Air Berlin to fly to Tel Aviv this summer

Air Berlin are to launch flights from their Berlin (Tegel) base to Tel Aviv in Israel this summer. They will operate flights twice per week on this route from 08 July 2009. These are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

February 20th, 2009

Croatian routes from Nuremburg

Air Berlin have put two new routes on sale from their Nuremberg base to destinations in Croatia. From 31 May 2009 they will operate weekly flights from Nuremberg to both Split and Rijeka. The new flights are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

February 18th, 2009

Basel to Rimini with Air Berlin

Air Berlin are to begin weekly flights between Basel and Rimini this summer. The new flights, which begin on 27 June 2009, are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

February 17th, 2009

New Air Berlin flights from Berlin

Air Berlin will launch two new routes from their Berlin (Tegel) base on 26 April 2009. These include flights to Oslo (International) and Krakow, and are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

February 16th, 2009

Hanover to Stockholm with Air Berlin

Air Berlin are due to launch a new route between Hanover and Stockholm (Arlanda). Flights will operate four times per week from 20 April 2009 and can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

August 24th, 2008

New Air Berlin routes to Preveza

Air Berlin will begin flying from their Stuttgart base to Preveza next summer. They will begin flying on this route from 02 May 2009. They will also begin summer flights from Dusseldorf to Preveza at the same time. Flights for 2009 can be booked at www.airberlin.com.

July 22nd, 2008

Ponta Delgada flights with Air Berlin

German low-cost airline Air Berlin will fly from their Nuremberg base this winter to Portugal’s furthermost European outpost, Ponta Delgada, in the Azores. They will fly weekly on this route from 03 November 2008.

Tickets are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

July 21st, 2008

New Air Berlin routes from November

Air Berlin have announced four new routes which will launch from November 2008. These include Nuremberg to Milan (Malpensa) and Zurich, as well as from Saarbruecken to Zurich and Stuttgart to Lamezia-Terme. These new routes are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

June 7th, 2008

New Air Berlin routes to Tenerife and Paris

Air Berlin have put on sale flights, operating immediately until the end of the summer season, from Erfurt to Tenerife (Sur). They have also put a new route on sale from their Berlin (Tegel) base to Paris (Orly), which begins on 01 November 2008. Both routes can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

February 2nd, 2008

New Air Berlin flights to Rimini

Air Berlin will begin two new routes to Rimini in May. From 03 May 2008 they will fly to Rimini from Berlin (Tegel) and Amsterdam. These flights can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

November 20th, 2007

Air Berlin Summer 2008 timetable on sale

Air Berlin have put their Summer 2008 timetable on sale, including flights up to the end of October 2008. All of their routes in our database are up-to-date to reflect this, and flights can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

September 24th, 2007

Two new routes from Munich

Air Berlin will begin two new routes from their Munich base on 05 November 2007. They will begin flights to both London (Stansted) and Milan (Orio al Serio). These flights are available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

September 21st, 2007

Air Berlin to acquire Condor

It has been announced that major tour operator Thomas Cook is to offload their low-cost arm – Condor – to Air Berlin. The merger will see Air Berlin obtain the 35 aircraft currently operated by Condor. The deal will see Thomas Cook receive shares in Air Berlin worth as much as €475M.

June 30th, 2007

New Air Berlin flights from Dusseldort

Air Berlin will begin three new routes from their Dusseldorf base from the beginning of November 2007. They will begin flying to Almeria, Faro and Lisbon. They will also launch flights from Palma to Lisbon and from Munich to Faro. These are all available to book now at www.airberlin.com.

April 28th, 2007

Air Berlin flights to Lamezia-Terme

Air Berlin have put some new flights on sale, some with immediate effect, to the Italian city of Lamezia-Terme. These include routes from Cologne-Bonn, Friedrichshafen, Dresden and Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel). These flights are on sale at www.airberlin.com.

March 28th, 2007

March 20th, 2007

Three new routes for Air Berlin

Air Berlin will launch three new routes in May 2007. These include Stuttgart to Vienna, Munich to Athens and Berlin (Tegel) to Stockholm (Arlanda). They are on sale now at www.airberlin.com.

February 17th, 2007

Air Berlin to launch flights to Gothenburg

Air Berlin will begin flights from their Berlin (Tegel) base to Gothenburg (Saeve). They will fly six times per week from 02 May 2006, and flights can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

November 17th, 2006

Air Berlin to fly to Rimini

Air Berlin will begin flying to Rimini from 12 May 2007. They will begin flights from Amsterdam, Berlin (Tegel), Dusseldorf and Munich. These new routes are on sale now at www.airberlin.com.

October 30th, 2006

New Air Berlin route from Nuremberg to Moscow

Air Berlin will fly from their Nuremberg base to Moscow (Domodedovo) from 22 December 2006. They will fly three times per week during the winter season. Flights can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

October 12th, 2006

Air Berlin to fly to St Petersburg

Air Berlin will begin flying to St. Petersburg. They will fly twice per week from their base at Berlin (Tegel) starting 18 December 2006. Flights can already be booked at www.airberlin.com.

August 17th, 2006

Air Berlin buys dba

Air Berlin, the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe, will buy competing German low-cost airline dba. Apparently the motivation behind this move is to increase their capacity at Munich and Dusseldorf. The purchase is said to cost in the region of “mid-double-digit million” Euros.

From 01 April 2007, the airlines will offer a combined flight schedule, but will continue to operate as separate companies.

June 20th, 2006

Air Berlin make Zurich a new hub

Air Berlin, recently voted “best low-cost airline in the world” in a survey by Skytrax, will launch 5 new routes from Zurich on 04 November 2006. The new routes to Spain and Madeira include Arrecife, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, Tenerife and Funchal.

Air Berlin will become the 2nd largest operator of routes at Zurich. These new routes can already be booked at www.airberlin.com.

May 5th, 2006

Air Berlin delays flotation

Shares in Air Berlin, the German low-cost airline, were due to begin trading today, but Air Berlin have decided to extend the period for initial public offering. This news comes amid fears from investors about the long-term viability of an airline in such a cut-throat industry.

Shares will now be available to purchase until 10 May, and they will begin trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange from 11 May.

April 28th, 2006

TUI plans monster low-cost merger

It has been reported that TUI Group, which owns Hapag-Lloyd Express, are in discussions with a number of other low-cost airlines regarding a potential merger.

They are believed to be talking to Air Berlin, dba and Condor. Their intention would be to create a low-cost airline large enough to compete with the major 2 European budget airlines, easyJet and Ryanair.

April 19th, 2006

Air Berlin to float in May

It has been reported that German low-cost airline Air Berlin are in the final stages of planning their IPO, with many suggesting that they may float as early as the first week of May. The exact date and details are expected to be revealed by the end of this week.

Air Berlin is currently the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe, and is expanding outside Germany. Last year they made a net loss of over €115 million.

March 16th, 2006

Air Berlin begin flying to Belfast

More news arrives of Air Berlin entering the British market as they announce that they will begin flying between Belfast (City) and London (Stansted). Air Berlin will fly twice daily on this new route, which indicates a desire for further growth outside Germany.

Flights are already available to book on this new route at www.airberlin.com.

March 11th, 2006

Air Berlin begins flying to Sylt

Air Berlin will begin flying to Westerland on the island of Sylt. From the beginning of May 2006 they will fly from Berlin (Tegel) and Dusseldorf.

Flights can be booked at www.airberlin.com.

January 28th, 2006

Ryanair to launch second Finnish base?

Ryanair announced that they are looking for a second base in Finland. They currently operate flights to Tampere.

Finland has been a rocky country for low-cost flying in the past, with carrier Flying Finn disappearing in 2004, and many routes coming and going. This looks set to change with the expansion of Sterling and addition of Air Berlin flights to Helsinki.

January 12th, 2006

Air Berlin to go public?

There are strong rumours that Air Berlin may launch an IPO later this year. It has been suggested that this could net up to €700 for the airline.

November 17th, 2005

Air Berlin to Alicante from London

Air Berlin continue their expansion of UK operations with an announcement that they will launch a new route from London (Stansted) to Alicante.

Flights, which will operate daily, are due to begin on 01 May 2006. They will face direct competiton from easyJet, who already operate on this route.

Flights can be booked now at www.airberlin.com.

November 3rd, 2005

Air Berlin to fly UK domestic routes

Air Berlin have announced that from 16 December 2005 they will become the first German airline to offer domestic flights within the UK. They are due to make London (Stansted) a hub airport, adding routes to Manchester and Glasgow.

They will fly up to twice daily on these new routes. Stansted to Glasgow is a highly competitive route, with existing competition from easyJet and FlyGlobespan. FlyGlobespan have even introduced free breakfasts on their morning flights on this route, and their route between Edinburgh and Stansted, in an attempt to lure passengers away from their rivals.

Air Berlin will also become the first airline to use Stansted as a transfer hub. It will be possible to connect from Glasgow or Manchester to the destinations Air Berlin already serves from Stansted, and Air Berlin will ensure the safe transfer of your luggage from one flight to the next. This is exactly the sort of frill that was traditionally removed from the low-cost airline model.

The new flights are already available to book at www.airberlin.com.

July 13th, 2005

Air Berlin launches flights to Santiago de Compostela

Following the arrival of Ryanair at Santiago de Compostela, and the recent news of their expansion there – we have learnt that Air Berlin will also begin flying to Santiago de Compostela from 01 November.

They will operate a daily route from their base at Palma (Mallorca); this will become their 12th route from that hub.

March 13th, 2005

Air Berlin connect Berlin and Amsterdam

From 01 May 2005, Air Berlin will commence a new route between Amsterdam and Berlin (Tegel). The flights will be daily (except Saturday).

February 20th, 2005

Air Berlin summer schedules updated

We’ve just updated all of the Air Berlin routes to reflect the upcoming summer schedules.

This summer should see them flying around 300 direct routes, although the frequencies are low compared to other low-cost airlines in Europe, as they only fly once per week to many destinations.

December 29th, 2004

Air Berlin launches new Stansted route

On 04 February 2005, Air Berlin will launch a new route between Leipzig (Halle) and London (Stansted). This will be the 18th route operated from Stansted to Germany.

June 23rd, 2004

Air Berlin announce new UK routes

Air Berlin will begin new routes from 01 November between Germany and the UK. They will begin flying from Southampton and Manchester to Paderborn. In addition, they will also begin flying Manchester to Berlin (Tegel) and Dusseldorf.

May 16th, 2004

New Air Berlin route from Berlin

Air Berlin will begin flying a new route from Berlin (Tegel) to Warsaw at the beginning of June 2004.

April 9th, 2004

New Zurich routes

2 new routes from Zurich have been announced, including one by Germania Express to Malaga (starting 24 April) and one by Air Berlin to Hanover (starting 3 May).

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