airberlin and Alitalia have signed a codeshare
All of airberlin’s and Alitalia’s 412 weekly nonstop
flights between Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy will be
codeshare flights effective this winter season.
As of 26 October
2014, airberlin’s three daily flights from Dusseldorf and double
daily flights from Berlin-Tegel will operate into Milan-Linate
instead of Malpensa.
Furthermore, the three daily flights from
Vienna operated by NIKI, the Austrian airline which is part of the
airberlin group, will be directed to Linate as well.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO of
airberlin, said, “The codeshare agreement with Alitalia raises
the importance of Italy for airberlin to a new level. We are
optimizing our service for both business and holiday travelers
by operating our flights to Linate, the most convenient airport
to Italy’s number one business and fashion destination Milan.
Together with Alitalia, we are going to offer the most extensive
nonstop route network between top destinations in Italy and
The partners have also agreed on selective codeshares
beyond their home hubs. For instance Alitalia will place its
“AZ” code on some of airberlin’s domestic flights such as from
Munich to Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Berlin. At the same
time airberlin will place its “AB” code on selected domestic
and international Alitalia flights via Rome and Milan-Linate
to, for example, Naples, Brindisi, Reggio Calabria, Alghero,
Athens or Malta as well as on some of Alitalia’s long haul
flights to South America such as Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro.
All codeshare flights will be published in the reservation
systems by 20 October 2014 for flights commencing 26 October
2014. Codesharing on Alitalia’s long-haul and some
international connections will commence after regulatory
Besides the new codeshare services and more
convenient flight connections, airberlin and Alitalia have
signed a frequent flyer agreement which allows their guests to
earn and redeem bonus miles on the entire route network of both
airlines on a reciprocal basis for flights starting on or after
the 1st of November 2014.
Gabriele Del Torchio, CEO of Alitalia, said, “We are
very pleased to sign with airberlin this agreement that will
allow Alitalia to offer its guest more direct frequencies between
Italy and Germany and an extensive flight schedule, optimal for
business daily round trips. This agreement strengthens
Alitalia’s role in the development of traffic flows between the
two countries. Alitalia continues its strategy of developing
commercial agreements with major international companies, with
the aim of offering an increasingly larger number of
destinations, routes and frequencies to its customers.”
Both, airberlin and Alitalia are expected to remain members of oneworld
and Skyteam respectively.
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