Alitalia and airberlin have
expanded their commercial agreement on flights between Germany,
Switzerland, Austria and Italia.
Travellers will benefit from up to
25% increased weekly frequencies on non-stop flights to
Italy including a new airberlin route from Dusseldorf hub base to
Bologna with three flights a day, starting 2 May.
also add capacity from Dusseldorf to Florence and Venice with the
current daily operation to both Italian cities increasing up to
three services a day.
The commercial agreement between the two
airlines, both members of the Etihad Airways Partners group, will
see the carriers codeshare on more than 1,400 flights a week on 91
different routes including 56 non-stop services and 750 weekly
flights between Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to
destinations such as Rome, Milan-Linate, Venice, Bologna and
Florence, for example.
Frequent flyers can collect and redeem topbonus
and Millemiglia miles on codeshare flights thanks to a mutual
loyalty programme agreement between both airlines. The business
points corporate programme used by many German firms is also
available for joint airberlin and Alitalia flights.
Cramer Ball, chief executive officer of
Alitalia, said, ďThanks to this strengthened cooperation, we will
be able to offer more competitive fares, a wider choice of flights
and better schedules to our passengers, with benefits for both
free competition and consumer choice. ďItaly, Germany, Austria and
Switzerland, already tied by strong economic relationship, will
now be even closer.Ē
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