Air Berlin to fly from Barcelona to Stuttgart and Vienna

The German airline has announced today the opening of 2 new direct routes from Barcelona’s airport. In addition, Air Berlin has confirmed his aspirations to operate from the new main terminal T1. The airline’s passengers going through Barcelona has grown 14% in the last year.


September 8, 2010 11:12 PM

Barcelona (ACN).- The German airline company Air Berlin announced its aspiration to operate out of the new T1 terminal at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport. This comes out of their recent incorporation into the Oneworld Alliance that already has airplanes operating out of the new terminal. “We do not know the exact calendar dates, but taking into account the agreement that was made this summer, it is logical that we change terminals,” explained that director for Air Berlin’s Spanish and Portuguese branch, Álvaro Middelmann. The director is also celebrating a 14% growth in the number of passengers going through the Prat airport in 2010. This rise is thanks to the company’s increase in flights such as the two new direct routes connecting Barcelona with Stuttgart and Vienna.

In addition to these new direct routes, Air Berlin has also begun to offer other routes from the Barcelona-El Prat airport, connecting Barcelona to the Air Berlin hub in Palma de Mallorca.

Middelmann did not want to make any comments on Air Berlin’s negative to use Catalan language in its website, despite the fact of being the only one out of the five biggest airlines operating in Catalonia that does not do so. The question was due to the controversy that involved Middelmann and other Air Berlin directors in the past. They wrote open letters in many media in Spain and abroad criticizing and making fun of the official petition to use Catalan language in the flights arriving at or leaving an airport from a city where Catalan is an official language.