Air Berlin and American Airlines are adding more code-shares in the spring of 2013.
From 23rd March 2013 Air Berlin will add its code to 30 American Airlines destinations from Chicago which coincides with the commencement of the Air Berlin Berlin-Chicago service.
From 11th April 2013, American Airlines will be launching a Chicago to Düsseldorf route, with Air Berlin code-sharing on this route, providing access to North Germany.
Air Berlin has also negotiated with American Airlines to place its code on 11 connecting routes from AA hubs to provide more code-shares for its customers.
This provides Air Berlin with 43 connecting flights in the United States of America, operated by AA.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer*, Chief Strategy and Network Planning Officer for airberlin said
“By working closely with our oneworld partner American Airlines, our extensive USA offering is becoming even more attractive. In future, it will be possible to reach almost every region in the USA with an airberlin flight number. The linking of the route networks is a positive development for both parties and the codeshare now comprises a total of 99 routes.”
Hopefully this will help Air Berlin get more traffic and more money in the back pocket. But first… they need the new Berlin Brandenberg gate airport to open. Its opening date is still in question, with the last reported date is 27 October 2013 – nearly two years late….
* Yes. Some of you will recognise the name Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, who was last seen at British Midland International before bailing ship. At least Air Berlin hasn’t adopted BMI’s mad strategy of starting services to unstable points in the world… yet.