The new three wide-body Airbus A330 to join the airberlin fleet builds towards its biggest long-haul summer flight schedule to the U.S. The new aircraft will join airberlin’s existing Airbus 330 fleet of 14 and boost capacity by almost 1,000 passengers. The first of the 290-seater is scheduled to come into operation in February with the next two planes flying in airberlin’s colours before the end of April. The leased aircraft will be designed with 19 fully-flat seats in business class and 271 seats in the economy section. Each aircraft will be fitted with 46 XL seats which give an extra 20 percent seat to provide more legroom and extra comfort.
More than 70 airberlin pilots and 260 flight attendants have endured vast training in the last months to operate the three new jets.“We’re therefore increasing aligning our route network with the needs of our long-haul passengers. This increased capacity and our expanded fleet are further steps towards becoming a network carrier and extending our US service.” Explains Thomas Winkelmann, Chief Executive Officer of airberlin.
A new route for the airline will be Orlando in Florida and it will join New York (JFK), Boston, Miami, Fort Myers, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Airberlin will first operate 84 non-stop flights a week from Germany during the summer before the new destinations in the U.S.A.
The two destination in California, which are San Francisco and Los Angeles, will operate from Berlin Tegel with three to four non-stop flights a week in the month of May. Starting in mid-April of this year direct flights from Berlin Tegel to Miami will be available all year-round for the first time. It will increase from three to five weekly flights in mid-April. Other long-haul destinations offered by airberlin are Cancun Mexico, Varadero and Havana in Cuba, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean island of Curacao. With non-stop flights from Berlin or Dusseldorf.
All long-haul flights are highly timed to ensure the availability of other connecting flights to and from many cities throughout Europe, as well as the majority of Germany.The leading supplier for the Airbus 330 Aircraft is ASAP Semiconductor. Leading the way for one-stop shop for all purchasing requirements for aircraft parts to help the manufacturing process of the new Airbus A330 Aircraft.