Press releases

October 2014

17 October 2014

Further route network optimisation – focusing on airberlin’s strenghts

airberlin strengthens long-haul network Tourism is a key pillar of the network strategy ...

17 October 2014

Arnd Schwierholz appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Arnd Schwierholz (44) has been appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer of airberlin. He will...

14 October 2014

airberlin and Alitalia sign codeshare agreement

Milan-Linate new airport for all airberlin and NIKI flights Optimized flight connections in...

9 October 2014

Reduce your travel costs with business points

airberlin business points is airberlin and NIKI's corporate loyalty programme. Participating...

7 October 2014

airberlin starts off the fall with a stable number of passengers

With 3,377,622 passengers in September 2014, airberlin recorded a 2.1% increase of its number of...

2 October 2014

airberlin: free currywurst throughout Germany on 3 October

From 12:30 pm on the Day of German Unity, airberlin will serve passengers on its domestic German...

September 2014

29 September 2014

Chief Financial Officer airberlin

airberlin today confirmed that Ulf Hüttmeyer (41) would remain as Chief Financial Officer at...

26 September 2014

Further fleet harmonization: airberlin reaches agreement with Boeing on cancellation of 33 aircraft

airberlin has reached an agreement with Boeing that orders for 18 Boeing 737 and 15 Boeing 787...

25 September 2014

Beach holiday or ski vacation: with airberlin through the autumn and winter

Extend the summer or kick off the ski season: airberlin is offering very convenient flight deals...

24 September 2014

90° north: fly with airberlin to the northernmost point of the earth

A sightseeing flight over the North Pole: in spring 2015 airberlin and the experts at Deutsche...

17 September 2014

Non-stop USA: With airberlin to the United States

Sunbathing in Miami or shopping in New York: Special flights to the United States for fall and...

5 September 2014

airberlin: More than 3.4 million passengers in August

In August 2014, airberlin transported 3,472,836 passengers, an increase of 2.7 percent over the...

August 2014

29 August 2014

Last-minute holidaymakers can still get to their destination with airberlin

Top tips from tourism expert Detlef Altmann In eight of the sixteen German states, the summer...

28 August 2014

Wanderlust Special: Discover the world with airberlin

For travellers with wanderlust, airberlin has just the right flight offer this autumn and winter....

27 August 2014

Late summer with airberlin: flights every few minutes to Europe’s sunshine destinations

Every few minutes an airberlin flight takes off from somewhere around the world heading to one of...

20 August 2014

airberlin achieves positive net result in the second quarter

airberlin achieves positive net result Year-on-year operating result (EBIT) slightly...

13 August 2014

Family Special: extra-low prices plus extra miles on children’s holiday flights with airberlin

With the airberlin Family Special, children on selected flights receive a 100% discount on the...

11 August 2014

airberlin introduces auction for Business Class upgrades

airberlin is the first German airline to offer an auction for Business Class upgrades on...

7 August 2014

airberlin: more than 3.3 million passengers in July

In July 2014, 3,353,948 passengers traveled on airberlin’s worldwide flight network. The...

6 August 2014

Aage Dünhaupt named new SVP Communications at airberlin

On 16th September 2014, Aage Dünhaupt will become the new Senior Vice President...

1 August 2014

Werner Rothenbächer new managing director of airberlin technik

Werner Rothenbächer (59) has taken up the position of managing director at airberlin technik...

July 2014

31 July 2014

Last minute beach holiday with airberlin

For all last minute travellers, who want to extend summer that little bit more, airberlin can...

29 July 2014

topbonus Service Card now 99 euros for a limited time only

Members of airberlin’s topbonus loyalty program can enjoy numerous benefits at reduced...

28 July 2014

Flight guests' favourites onboard airberlin

Many airberlin guests get into the holiday mood as soon as they board the plane and relax during...

24 July 2014

Ice cream on airberlin flights

Just like every summer before, all flight guests heading south for their summer holidays with...

17 July 2014

airberlin technik to develop camera-guided parking system for aircraft

airberlin technik is to develop an innovative anti-collision monitoring technology for the...

15 July 2014

Cheer and Fly: airberlin celebrates World Cup Victory

airberlin is celebrating the German national team's World Cup success in Brazil and is offering...

9 July 2014

The Summer wears Stars and Stripes: airberlin and Brand USA present their joint aircraft

airberlin and the official marketing organisation for the United States of America, Brand USA,...

8 July 2014

topbonus opens award shop

As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, topbonus is opening its new online award shop....

7 July 2014

airberlin starts off the summer with more passengers

In June 2014, airberlin transported a total of 3,250,891 passengers, i.e. slightly more than in...

4 July 2014

Start of the holidays: families fly for less with airberlin

Only a few days before the start of the summer holidays, airberlin is offering particularly...

2 July 2014

topbonus starts the holiday season with special anniversary offers

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, airberlin’s frequent flyer program is running a draw for...

1 July 2014

topbonus appoints Anton Lill as new Managing Director to oversee program expansion

topbonus, the loyalty program of airberlin, has appointed Anton Lill as its new Managing Director...

1 July 2014

CCO Götz Ahmelmann starts at airberlin with new sales structure

As of 1st July 2014, Götz Ahmelmann (43) has taken up the position of Chief Commercial...

June 2014

27 June 2014

3.3 litres: airberlin leading the way on fuel efficiency

airberlin, industry association BDL and Dusseldorf Airport jointly present their progress on...

26 June 2014

Language Direct partners with topbonus

Members of topbonus, airberlin’s loyalty program, can now learn a new language online and...

18 June 2014

airberlin Annual General Meeting: directors re-elected

At the Annual General Meeting of Air Berlin PLC in London on Wednesday, the annual accounts for...

12 June 2014

airberlin and Etihad Regional commence codeshare services

airberlin and Etihad Regional have commenced codeshare services enabling airberlin guests access...

12 June 2014

airberlin Summer Special

An opportunity for all travel lovers: with its traditional Summer Special, airberlin is offering...

10 June 2014

airberlin transmits World Cup match results to the cockpit

At Germany’s second largest airline, the upcoming weeks are set to reflect the excitement...

6 June 2014

airberlin: More passengers in May

In May 2014, airberlin welcomed a total of 2,971,840 passengers on board, i.e. an increase of...

5 June 2014

airberlin receives “Best Business Class Airline Europe” award

airberlin has received the “Business Destinations Travel Award 2014” from British...

5 June 2014

Head to the Arctic with airberlin and spend New Year on Spitsbergen

In cooperation with specialist tour operators Deutsche Polarflug and Eclipse-Reisen, both of whom...

4 June 2014

airberlin launches codeshare flights with US Airways

After the merger of US Airways with American Airlines last year, airberlin has now signed a...

3 June 2014

Out-of-court settlement between airberlin and FBB

airberlin and Berlin Brandenburg GmbH airport operators have agreed an out-of-court settlement in...

3 June 2014

More sunny escapes this winter with airberlin

In winter 2014/15, airberlin will operate additional flights from Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne-Bonn...

2 June 2014

Round trip for a good cause: airberlin opens ticket sales for Help & Fly

The fundraising event “Help & Fly” will take place for the 16th time on 22nd...

2 June 2014

airberlin plans flights from Stuttgart to Abu Dhabi

airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline, will introduce a daily flight between...

May 2014

23 May 2014

airberlin: Helmut Weixler to become new Chief Operating Officer

From 1st August 2014, Helmut Weixler (56) will take over the position of Chief Operating Officer...

23 May 2014

The World Cup summer with airberlin

On the occasion of the Soccer World Cup in Brazil, airberlin is offering particularly attractive...

14 May 2014

Favorable cost development and slightly improved operating result for airberlin in the first quarter

Turbine turnaround program clearly reduced costs Costs per available seat kilometer...

13 May 2014

Ten years of topbonus: Reaching frequent flyer status even faster with the airberlin Visa Card

During its tenth anniversary year, topbonus, airberlin’s frequent flyer program, is...

9 May 2014

airberlin presents the Best Agency Award

Traditionally, every year, airberlin presents the ‘Best Agency Award’ to its sales...

9 May 2014

airberlin is now the only German airline with FullFlat seats on every Business Class flight

The last Airbus A330-200 has recently being fitted with airberlin’s all-new Business Class....

8 May 2014

airberlin has successfully implemented its recapitalisation programme

airberlin has successfully implemented its previously announced recapitalisation programme,...

7 May 2014

airberlin group selects Sabre in landmark technology agreement

One of Europe’s largest carriers, airberlin group, has selected global technology provider...

7 May 2014

airberlin first airline to use new precision approach in Malaga

airberlin continues to expand its pioneering role in the use of innovative navigational methods....

7 May 2014

airberlin: More passengers in April

In April 2014, airberlin welcomed more passengers on board than in the corresponding month of the...

6 May 2014

Collect award miles with topbonus and MAXENERGY

As of now, members from Germany of airberlin’s frequent flyer program topbonus can collect...

4 May 2014

airberlin: smartphones and tablets can now be used during take-off and landing

airberlin guests can now use their personal electronic devices on almost all of the...

April 2014

30 April 2014

SriLankan Airlines joins oneworld

First carrier from Indian subcontinent to join any global airline alliance Completes...

29 April 2014

35 years of airberlin: discover Europe with the anniversary special

To mark its 35th anniversary, Germany’s second largest airline is offering its guests...

27 April 2014

airberlin is achieving substantial recapitalisation as the basis for an accelerated turnaround leading to sustainable profitability

Cash inflow amounting to a total of 450 million euros for accelerated turnaround Of...

24 April 2014

Your Airline Web 2.0: At airberlin, you decide what’s playing

As of today, airberlin fans can vote on the entertainment programme for long-haul flights on...

24 April 2014

airberlin strengthens its Corporate Sales Team

Germany’s second largest airline has reshuffled two positions in its Corporate Sales Team....

23 April 2014

airberlin presents Fan Force One

The D-ABFK is now in the air as the "Fan Force One®", flying the airberlin route...

22 April 2014

airberlin iPhone App: World’s First Smartwatch Boarding Pass

As of today, users of airberlin’s iPhone app can also send a digital boarding pass to their...

16 April 2014

last minute easter holidays with airberlin

Jet off on a spontaneous Easter holiday with airberlin and enjoy your time off with your family...

8 April 2014

20 years Dusseldorf – Fort Myers: airberlin celebrates route anniversary

airberlin is the only airline to connect Europe non-stop with Fort Myers and this summer will be...

8 April 2014

Family Special: extra-low prices on children’s holiday flights with airberlin

Good news for all parents: with the airberlin Family Special, their offspring get a 100% discount...

7 April 2014

airberlin: More than 2.2 million passengers in March

In March 2014, airberlin welcomed a total of 2,257,808 passengers on board. With passengers...

4 April 2014

A relaxed start to the Easter family holiday

It’s nearly time for the Easter holidays and the start of the main holiday season. To make...

2 April 2014

New route from Dusseldorf to Madrid: with airberlin to the land of flamenco, tapas and the Prado

As of this week, airberlin is connecting Dusseldorf and Madrid with flights every day except...

2 April 2014

Third anniversary of airberlin technik

Marco Ciomperlik, CEO airberlin technik: "Only three years after the merger of the MRO...

March 2014

31 March 2014

TAM and US Airways join oneworld

Biggest single expansion of world’s premier alliance since its launch 15 years ago ...

25 March 2014

Ostrich collects miles: the biggest bird on Earth learns to fly with topbonus

The ostrich is the biggest flightless bird on Earth. But now, thanks to the airberlin frequent...

24 March 2014

1 year Berlin-Chicago non-stop: airberlin celebrates anniversary

Since March 23rd, 2013 airberlin connects Berlin with Chicago. This summer the airline will...

24 March 2014

More Morocco in winter: new with airberlin from Dusseldorf to Marrakesh and more frequently to Agadir

With the new non-stop flights from Dusseldorf to Marrakesh, airberlin is enhancing its tourist...

20 March 2014

Bridging days in 2014: a long weekend with airberlin

With 1st May, Ascension Day and Corpus Christi you can enjoy a total of twelve days off in two...

10 March 2014

Book award flights now at reduced mileage rates with TopDeal tickets

From 10th to 15th March 2014, topbonus members can exchange award miles for tickets at excellent...

7 March 2014

SriLankan Airlines to join oneworld on 1 May 2014

• First carrier from Indian subcontinent to enter any global alliance Friday, 7 March 2014: ...

6 March 2014

topbonus: taking off with 3.4 million members into the 10th anniversary

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, topbonus, airberlin's frequent flyer program, has recorded a...

6 March 2014

airberlin further increases the number of passengers transported

In February 2014, just like in the first month of the year, airberlin welcomed more passengers on...

5 March 2014

More benefits for airberlin guests with new Premium Partner

From 1st July 2014, Germany’s second largest airline will be working in partnership with...

5 March 2014

airberlin: new data formats for dynamic packagers

airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline, has optimised flight price data to supply...

4 March 2014

ITB 2014: airberlin strengthens tourist destinations and invests in product

Increased frequency to Greece, Turkey and the Canaries, as well as to Abu Dhabi, the...

February 2014

28 February 2014

airberlin is top for city routes: number 1 from Berlin and Dusseldorf

In summer 2014, airberlin will be offering its guests the widest range of city destinations,...

26 February 2014

Free curried sausage on airberlin flights to the ITB

There’s a tasty surprise waiting for all visitors travelling with airberlin to this...

24 February 2014

airberlin expands its Caribbean network

In winter 2014/15 airberlin will be increasing the frequency of its flights to the Caribbean and...

21 February 2014

Flights to India now available for booking with airberlin

airberlin has extended its codeshare agreement with its strategic partner Etihad Airways to...

12 February 2014

Valentine’s Day at airberlin: 20,000 roses from the airline with a heart

On Valentine’s Day, the airline with a heart is making special tokens of appreciation...

11 February 2014

AIRBERLIN DOUBLES FREQUENCY ON BERLIN-ABU DHABI ROUTE AND OFFERS NEW CODESHARE FLIGHTS TO INDIA

Two daily flights starting in October 2014 will double the weekly connection between Berlin...

11 February 2014

airberlin & NIKI on course for comfort: new Exclusive Waiting Area in Vienna

As part of their comfort campaign, airberlin & NIKI have opened a new Exclusive Waiting Area...

7 February 2014

Top-Partner weeks: collect double miles with topbonus

Members of topbonus, airberlin’s frequent flyer loyalty program, can collect double award...

6 February 2014

New airberlin TV advert

With immediate effect, Germany’s second-largest airline will again be featured in an...

6 February 2014

airberlin: on course for the 3-litre mark

In 2013, airberlin reduced its average fuel consumption to 3.3 litres per 100 passenger...

6 February 2014

airberlin transports more passengers in January

In January 2014, airberlin welcomed more passengers on board than in the first month of the...

3 February 2014

airberlin group announces new GSA Partnership with Aviation Online

airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline, has retained Aviation Online Ltd, a subsidiary...

3 February 2014

airberlin: Christoph Horak is new Country Manager Poland

Since 1st February 2014, Christoph Horak has been appointed as Country Manager with...

January 2014

31 January 2014

oneworld training academy now available in German

• A total of six language options available • Travel agents can earn a...

23 January 2014

Take off with airberlin and enjoy the spring

Anyone wanting to turn their backs on the cold and dark winter will now have the choice of a...

16 January 2014

airberlin is the official airline partner of the DÜSSEL-CUP 2014

The gay and lesbian multi-sport tournament, the DÜSSEL-CUP, will be held in Dusseldorf from...

14 January 2014

airberlin extends its tourist flight schedule for summer 2014

Germany’s second largest airline will be expanding its tourist travel services this summer...

13 January 2014

airberlin and Etihad Airways announce expansion of partnership and unveil joint livery aircraft

Two airlines unveil Airbus A320 aircraft in unique joint livery New Moving Forward media...

7 January 2014

airberlin increased capacity utilization over the previous year

In 2013, airberlin was once again able to increase capacity utilization. In yearly comparison,...