Air Berlin, American Airlines Announce Codeshare Expansion
Air Berlin and America Airlines have announced that the two airlines will expand their existing codeshare agreement. The expansion will include a total of 43 new connecting flights within the United States, as well as three weekly Berlin-Chicago flights, and a daily flight from Düsseldorf to Chicago.
Beginning March 23, 2013, Air Berlin will begin three weekly nonstop flights from Berlin to American Airlines’ hub at Chicago O’Hare. Customers of the German airline will be able to connect to 32 destinations in the U.S. from Chicago, and beginning May 2013, Air Berlin will increase the number of weekly flights from Berlin to Chicago from three to five.
Currently, Air Berlin customers can access 11 connecting destinations within the U.S., from Miami, Los Angeles, and New York’s JFK. In addition, beginning April 12, 2013, Air Berlin customers will be offered a daily nonstop flight from Dusseldorf to Chicago.
Last week Air Berlin announced new lie-flat business class seats for its long-haul flights. Etihad, which owns 29% of Air Berlin, recently acquired the airline’s topbonus frequent flyer program.
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