airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline has received two awards from the readers of Global Traveler for “Best Airline in Europe” and “Best Trans-Atlantic airline” in 2015. In 2014, airberlin ranked second best in these categories.  


airberlin received the awards at a gala on the evening of December 8thin Beverly Hills, California at the Peninsula Hotel. In attendance were industry leaders from airlines all over the world. Accepting the awards on airberlin’s behalf was Matthew Jones, Director of Sales for airberlin in North America.


“We feel honored to receive this award by the readers of Global Traveler. It shows that airberlin is well recognized and accepted by travelers from the United States to and within Europe. The awards urge us to even improve our service and product to remain a good host for our passengers up in the air and on the ground”, said Roberto Cuesta, Vice President The Americas.  


airberlin has consistently improved its service offering on board ensuring a safe and comfortable travel experience for its customers. For example, airberlin now offers 46 XL seats on all trans-Atlantic and long haul flights providing an extra six inches of comfort and space for travelers. Its business class offers world-class cuisine and FullFlat seats providing optimum comfort and privacy with access to the aisle from every seat. In addition, airberlin is expanding its route network to the United States, adding Boston, San Francisco and Dallas/Fort Worth to its flight plan in May 2016. airberlin will fly four times a week from Boston and Dallas/Fort Worth, and five times from San Francisco to Dusseldorf, the airline’s main long-haul hub. One additional weekly service from Los Angeles and New York (JFK) to Dusseldorf will also be added. Overall, airberlin will introduce 15 additional weekly flights to and from the USA from next summer, taking the total of flights departing Dusseldorf and Berlin for eight destinations in the United States each week to 58.


About airberlin

airberlin is one of the leading airlines in Europe and flies to 138 destinations worldwide each year. The second largest airline in Germany carried more than 31.7 million passengers in 2014. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21% share in airberlin, and through membership of theoneworld® airline alliance. topbonus, the frequent flyer program of airberlin is one of the leading programs 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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