Air Berlin launches new San Francisco service
Today Air Berlin launched its inaugural flight from Düsseldorf to San Francisco, operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with a total capacity for 303 passengers.
The aircraft departed from Düsseldorf International Airport at 11:00 am and arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 1:20 pm (local times). On arrival in San Francisco flight AB 7392 was greeted by a delegation, headed by Edwin Lee, City Administrator of San Francisco, John Martin, CEO San Francisco International Airport and Mats Jacobsson, Vice President International Sales Air Berlin, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event.
“With the new long haul service Air Berlin is strengthening its network to the U.S. by offering passengers from San Francisco an exciting range of intra-European connections via its hub in Düsseldorf. San Francisco is a dynamic new addition to our existing US service and we are proud to be part of SFO’s growing network of European carriers,” Mats Jacobsson said.
The new route gives Air Berlin its sixth nonstop service from Germany to North America, supplementing existing services to New York, Los Angeles, Fort Myers, Miami and Vancouver. The new service from Düsseldorf to San Francisco will operate Wednesdays and Fridays beginning on May 12 until October 22, 2010.