Oneworld member airberlin plans to expand services at Dusseldorf by stationing 12 instead of 11 long-haul aircraft at the airport this winter, which will be used to provide additional flights to the US.

“At Berlin-Tegel [Airport], we are adapting our capacities in line with the fragile infrastructure there and are reducing our long-haul fleet on site by one aircraft to five [Airbus A330-200s],” airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann said.

Germany's second-largest airline will offer more intercontinental frequencies during the upcoming winter season and has expanded its range of US flight offerings with 63% more flights in Dusseldorf and 13% more in Berlin compared to the previous year.

This winter, airberlin will operate 39 flights from Dusseldorf to North America.

Other US destinations served from Dusseldorf are Boston (Massachusetts), Fort Myers (Florida), Los Angeles (California), Miami (Florida) and New York JFK. Airberlin will therefore offer 18 flights to the US from Tegel this winter. 

Kurt Hofmann hofmann.aviation@netway.at