airberlin Spreads Oompah Joy to Celebrate New Gatwick Routes

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To mark the first airberlin Gatwick flights on 7 February, a traditional German band - "The Bavarian Strollers" - will be playing personalised requests, sent in via Twitter, with dedications being filmed and uploaded onto YouTube.

From 7 February, airberlin (http://www.airberlin.com) - Europe’s sixth largest airline - comes to Gatwick to operate twice daily services to Nuremberg and Hanover. To celebrate, Gatwick (http://www.gatwickairport.com) is spreading a little Oompah joy.

To mark the first airberlin Gatwick flights on 7 February, a traditional German band - "The Bavarian Strollers" - will be playing personalised requests, sent in via Twitter, with dedications being filmed and uploaded onto YouTube.

Anyone requesting a song will also be entered into a draw to win four pairs of tickets, courtesy of airberlin (http://www.airberlin.com), to medieval Nuremberg (http://www.nuernberg.de) - Bavaria's second city after Munich – or Hanover.

Anyone wanting a personalised song and a chance to win free flights needs to do the following:

1. From Noon on Thursday 3 February to Noon on Monday 7 February, song requests should be sent via a Twitter message to the Gatwick Twitter account (@gatwick_airport. The message should include the song number from the 16 below and (optional) the person it is dedicated to.    

2. Gatwick will then choose up to 20 'requests' at random to be played on 7 Feb by the Bavarian Strollers at both Victoria Station and at Gatwick Airport's North Terminal

3. Each filmed request will be uploaded as a personalised video onto the Gatwick YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/londongatwickairport) complete with the dedication message

4. Four people who have put in a song request will be selected at random to win return airberlin flights from Gatwick Airport to Nuremberg or Hanover.

5. In addition, the Bavarian Strollers will play a number of the requests live via the Gatwick Ustream channel (http://www.ustream.tv/user/gatwickairport) from 1015-1045 at Gatwick North Terminal

List of songs
1.        I will survive (Gloria Gaynor)
2.        Wake me up before you go-go (Wham)
3.        Baby one more time (Britney Spears)
4.        Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
5.        Holiday (Madonna)
6.        I get around (Beach Boys)
7.        Leaving on a Jet Plane (Peter, Paul and Mary)
8.        Ticket to Ride (The Beatles)
9.        Thank you for the music (ABBA )
10.     Journey (Don't stop believing)
11.     Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
12.     Singin' in the rain (Frank Sinatra)
13.     Pokerface - (Lady GA GA )
14.     Come fly with me (Michael Buble)
15.     Take my breath away (Berlin)
16.     I feel good (James Brown)

Winners will be notified no more than seven days after the event on the 7th February.

For anyone wanting to see all the celebrations in person, the Bavarian Strollers will be at Victoria Station from 0800-0845 and Gatwick North Terminal 1015-12:00 on Monday 7 February.

For further information, Dirk Singer, +44(0)208 123 9541, gatwick(at)therabbitagency(dot)com
For a full list of terms and conditions go to http://www.gatwickairport.com/airberlin

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