From Dusseldorf to Rome: second daily service and new Sunday serviceairberlin is continuing to optimise its route network with the expansion of its services to the important focus market of Italy at the beginning of the summer schedule. Starting 29 March 2015, airberlin will operate a new daily service from Stuttgart to Rome as well as three flights a day from Stuttgart to Milan-Linate starting May 2015. In addition, starting in May airberlin will expand its service on the Stuttgart to Venice route to include three new daily flights.
The number of flights from Dusseldorf to Rome is also being increased: starting 29 March, airberlin will offer six new flights from Monday to Friday as well as two flights on Sundays. Several improvements to the departure times of existing services complete the optimisation of the flight programme from Germany to Italy. With up to ten additional flights per week compared to last year, airberlin will operate a total of 260 flights a week from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Italy during summer 2015.
"The new flights, increased frequencies and the optimisation of many departure times send a clear signal for our services to Italy. They place us in a strong position in the fiercely competitive, growing Italian market and offer our passengers an even wider range of services with excellent travel opportunities for summer 2015," said Götz Ahmelmann, Chief Commercial Officer airberlin.
The new flights will be integrated in the codeshare agreement with the Italian airline Alitalia and will carry Alitalia flight numbers. All of airberlin's and Alitalia's direct flights between Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been operated as codeshare flights since the start of the 2014/2015 winter schedule.