Air Berlin strengthens its presence in the Swiss market with an enhanced service to Italy
Air Berlin is strengthening its presence between Italy and Switzerland and offering its passengers five new destinations on the Apennine Peninsula. The number of services between Switzerland and Italy will therefore be increasing to 20 a week.
"In order to strengthen our competitive position in Europe in the long term, we have to establish ourselves in our core markets, which include Switzerland and Italy, and make the most of the opportunities those markets have to offer," said Joachim Hunold, CEO Air Berlin, at today’s press conference in Zurich. "The continued expansion of our services between Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany sets the course for this and has secured our position as the leading German carrier in Italy," Hunold continued.
Air Berlin is now flying from Zurich to Bari, Naples, Palermo and Rimini for the first time. Passengers will be offered three flights a week to the Italian port of Bari and to Palermo, the regional capital of Sicily. There will be two services a week to Naples, and a flight to Rimini on the beautiful Adriatic coast every Sunday.
The airline is increasing existing services from Zurich to Italy. There will now be two flights a week instead of one to Lamezia Terme and Olbia. Air Berlin will be offering three flights a week instead of the current two from Zurich to Catania.
This is also the first time that the airline will be operating flights to Catania from Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport. These Air Berlin flights will be taking off every Friday and Sunday. Flights from EuroAirport to Rimini and Lamezia Terme on Saturdays and Sundays are also available for booking now.