Booming demand: everyone wants to fly airberlin to Cuba

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• New airberlin flights to Havana

• Even more services to Varadero

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Obama, the Rolling Stones and Karl Lagerfeld have led the way – Cuba is now more popular than ever! In order to meet the growing demand for travel to the Caribbean island, airberlin will fly even more services to Cuba this summer.

airberlin will start flying a completely new route to Havana next Saturday, 28 May 2016. Every Thursday and Saturday, an airberlin Airbus A330-200 depart Dusseldorf for Havana. airberlin has also expanded its existing flight offer to Varadero in the current summer schedule, and now offers an additional weekly service to the popular resort. There are many feeder flights from several airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with short transfer times.

Following the expansion of airberlin’s connections to Cuba, H.E. Rene Juan Mujica Cantelar, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, and Julio Rodriguez, Chief Commercial Officer airberlin, met at the headquarters in Berlin to speak about the airline’s commitment to Cuba.

“The Cuban capital is currently booming as a trendy destination like no other. This is also inspiring people about our new destination, which is proving extremely popular with passengers – the inaugural flight is already nearly booked up. Our flight days to Havana and Varadero also complement each other perfectly, so travellers can combine both destinations in their travel planning and experience the diversity of Cuba. Overall, we’ve significantly expanded our Caribbean service this summer and also for the coming winter, in order to meet the increased demand”, said Julio Rodriguez, Chief Commercial Officer airberlin.

Last year, more than 175,000 Germans travelled to Cuba – an increase of 26 per cent over 2014. Germany is therefore in second place after Canada in terms of the number of tourists visiting Cuba. The island in the Gulf of Mexico has plenty to offer: the historic city centre of Havana, La Habana Vieja, has been a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. The back-country beckons with its diverse landscape featuring sugar cane and tobacco plantations. Cuba is also famous for the quality of its coffee, its hand-rolled cigars and its excellent rum.

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All airberlin long-haul aircraft have a Business Class with 19 comfortable FullFlat seats. airberlin Business Class features maximum privacy, comfort and personalised service. In Economy Class, airberlin passengers can enjoy 20 per cent more legroom in 48 XL seats per aircraft on long-haul flights. With a seat pitch of around 91 cm (36 inches), airberlin has the greatest seat pitch in Economy Class on longhaul flights compared to other airlines, according to comparison platform Skytrax*. Members of the topbonus frequent flyer programme can redeem their accrued miles for XL seats or upgrades to Business Class.

Passengers who want to book their hotel at the same time as they book will find numerous deals in upscale hotel categories at airberlinholidays.com. Tickets to Cuba can be booked at airberlin.com, by calling the Service Centre on +49 (0)180 6 334 334 (€0.20 per call from a German landline / max. €0.60 per call from a German mobile) or at a travel agency.

*) Skytrax: http://www.airlinequality.com/info/seat-pitch-guide/

27 May 2016

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