airberlin increases service from JFK for Summer 2017

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airberlin is strengthening its operation of out of New York's JFK by adding additional service as of May 2017

airberlin increases nonstop flights to Germany in summer 2017

  •     Frequency increase from New York (JFK) to Berlin-Tegel

airberlin is strengthening its long-haul network from New York (JFK) to Germany’s capital Berlin by three additional weekly flights in summer 2017. The flights connect smoothly with many destinations within the airline’s global network.

The very popular flights from New York (JFK) to Berlin will be increased by three additional frequencies to up to ten flights per week. Together with the existing double daily service to Dusseldorf, travelers can choose from 24 weekly connections with airberlin to Germany in summer 2017. In addition, one frequency will also be added during the upcoming winter schedule to both Berlin and Dusseldorf, allowing passengers to fly daily with airberlin to Berlin and eight times per week from JFK to Dusseldorf.

The network improvement proves the increasing importance of the hubs in Berlin-Tegel and Dusseldorf and the long-haul network to and from North America.

„airberlin has already seen a strong expansion of its US network this year as the airline added two new destinations and several frequencies to its existing US network. The further expansion of our US operations in winter this year and summer 2017 to and from JFK shows that we are determined to continue on our path to position airberlin as a premium network carrier with a strong US footprint and an excellent proposition even for the most discerning business traveller,” said Stefan Pichler, Chief Executive Officer at airberlin.

„We are pleased that airberlin is expanding its air service to John F. Kennedy International Airport--the premier U.S. gateway for business and leisure travel,” said Thomas L. Bosco, Port Authority Aviation Director. “Connecting the New York metropolitan region to airberlin's markets is a big win for air travelers who'll benefit from having more choices than ever.”

In total, airberlin flies nonstop from eight US-destinations in summer 2017 to Dusseldorf and Berlin:

  • New York (JFK)
  • Boston, Chicago
  • Miami
  • Orlando (new)
  • Fort Myers
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles.

All Airbus A330-200 operating these flights are equipped with airberlin’s premium long-haul product: 19 seats in the exclusive FullFlat Business Class section and 271 Economy Class seats, including 46 XL Seats, which offer around 20 per cent more legroom.

Tickets can be booked on, by contacting the Service Center (Tel: 917 261-3165, local rate applies) or through a travel agent.

About airberlin
airberlin is one of the leading airlines in Europe and flies to 147 destinations worldwide each year. The second largest airline in Germany carried more than 30.2 million passengers in 2015. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21 percent share in airberlin, and through membership of the oneworld® airline alliance. topbonus, the frequent flyer programme of airberlin, is one of the leading programmes in Europe with more than 4 million members. The airline with the award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 21 airlines. The fleet is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe. Together with other airlines, airberlin belongs to Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand with which Etihad has been uniting shared activities since the end of 2014.

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Janina Mollenhauer
Press Officer
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Fax: +49 30 3434 1509
E-mail: janina.mollenhauer(at)

On behalf of airberlin
Madeleine Vogelsang
Media Relations Representative USA & Canada    
Phone: 1-917-971-6213
Email: mvogelsang(at)       

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