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Tue, 19 April 2016

Alitalia and airberlin Expand Commercial Agreement

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.

airberlin will 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, Thanks 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. Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, already tied by strong economic relationship, will now be even closer.

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