Air Berlin is going through change as we all know, and it’s still trying to strengthen itself in terms of flights and income.
One way its planning of doing it is to increase frequency on two of its routes from Düsseldorf to the USA, with two services being boosted for the Summer 2015 season.
Air Berlin Airbus A330-200 at Chicago O’Hare International – Image Economy Class and Beyond.
Both New York and Los Angeles will gain more flights, with New York going from 10 flights a week to 14, and Los Angeles converting to a daily service from four days a week.
The expanded timetables look like this:
Düsseldorf to New York
AB7450 DEPART DUS 13:05 ARRIVE JFK 15:30 AB7480 DEPART DUS 17:00 ARRIVE JFK 19:25 AB7451 DEPART JFK 17:15 ARRIVE JFK 06:55+1 AB7481 DEPART JFK 21:25 ARRIVE JFK 11:05+1 Operates 14 times a week from 10th May 2015 Booked Equipment Airbus A330-200
Düsseldorf – Los Angeles
AB7430 DEPART DUS 13:20 ARRIVE LAX 16:10 AB7431 DEPART LAX 17:55 ARRIVE DUS 13:40+1 Operates daily from 7th May 2015 Booked Equipment Airbus A330-200
It’s an interesting move by Air Berlin to boost its network. Whilst it feeds to its part owner Etihad, the airlines network – both short and longhaul do need to stand up on its own two legs and show it can deliver loads and yields to the airline.
Adding flights on popular routes like this is a good way to do it – providing there are passengers who pay the higher fares… and don’t want to fly Lufthansa.
Flights are loaded in the booking system
These flights could be a good value Avios redemption due to the low taxes. That’s providing you can get seats…
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