The management of Berlin-Brandenburg Airport was able to attend the first flight ceremonies several times, because Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Volotea have established connections to the German capital's airport.
United Airlines has been connecting Berlin with Washington DC since May 26, 2023 and is thus offering a second route in addition to New York-Newark. The new long-haul connection will initially be offered seasonally until the end of the 2023 summer timetable period. A final decision has not yet been made on a possible continuation in winter 2023/24. Washington-Berlin is served by Boeing 767-400s with 240 seats.
“Thanks to the new non-stop connection from BER to Washington, DC, the two capital regions are only around 9 hours apart. With this second connection to the east coast of the USA, United Airlines is significantly expanding its commitment to BER. The BER - Washington connection helps to further strengthen cooperation and tourism between Germany and the USA and strengthens the attractiveness of the Berlin-Brandenburg boom region as a business location. I wish all passengers a good flight," said BER boss Aletta von Massenbach.
Delta Air Lines celebrated its comeback, as the US carrier is heading back to the German capital from New York-JFK after a long absence. This route is served daily. Von Massenbach: “For many people from the arts, culture and business, there is a need to be able to move quickly, directly and at any time between New York and Berlin. I am therefore pleased to be able to welcome Delta Air Lines as a long-standing partner of the airport company in Tegel with this important connection at BER. Being able to continue the good cooperation with Delta at BER is of great importance to us”.
With the Spanish low-cost airline Volotea, which has started two weekly non-stop flights to Verona, there is another new tail on the apron of BER. The first flight to Lyon has also been announced for October 12, 2023. As part of a sales cooperation, Volotea flights have also been bookable via Eurowings for some time.
“We warmly welcome the new airline Volotea to BER. With its first connection to Verona in northern Italy, the airline is enhancing the range of tourist flights in the capital region. We wish Volotea a good start and our passengers exciting holiday experiences,” said the BER Managing Director.