Air Berlin announces new US and Canadian services

Air Berlin has announced two new transatlantic services from Dusseldorf to Canada and the US.

The carrier will operate four flights per week from the German city to Toronto starting on May 1, followed by five weekly services from Dusseldorf to Chicago from May 2.

The Toronto service represents the first Canadian route for Air Berlin, and the carrier says it is planning "the most extensive schedule in its history with around 100 long-haul flights per week".

Air Berlin recently announced plans to boost US services this winter, with flights to San Francisco operating over the winter period for the first time, and services to Orlando expanding to year-round.

The carrier says it has increased its long-haul services from Dusseldorf airport by 13 per cent compared to last year, with a total of 57 weekly flights between Dusseldorf and the US.

Announcing the new routes Air Berlin's CCO Gotz Ahmelmann said:

"We are writing the first chapter in the new Air Berlin's success story. We now have three additional long-haul aircraft in our fleet.

We are already the largest provider of US flights in North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin. And we will continue to expand. Supplementing the US programme with additional flights to Canada is the next step on the road to success."

Courtesy: Business Traveller
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