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airberlin (AB)

airberlin is now the second largest airline in Germany, quickly growing since its first operated flights in 1992. Based out of Berlin’s Tegel Airport, airberlin is perfectly situated to offer service to Germany, Europe, and the world. This low-cost airline carries almost 29 million passengers a year to their choice of leisure and business destinations.

Identity Card

  • IATA code: AB
  • Number of serviced cities: 121
  • Main hub: Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL)
  • Fleet: 144
  • Loyalty rewards program: topbonus

History of airberlin

airberlin began its story in 1978 in Oregon, USA, an unlikely place for an airline holding the name of Germany’s capital city. A former Pan Am captain formed it as a supplementary carrier for the USA during the Cold War. In 1985 the headquarters was moved to Berlin. Until 1990, while Berlin was still divided, all aircraft pilots, engineers, navigators and flight attendants had to have either American, British, or French passports if the air service was headed into the Western half of Germany.

airberlin began with mostly charter flights to the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. As well it serviced a weekly schedule from Tegel to Orlando, Florida in the 1980s. After the reunification of Germany, the company officially registered in German and began servicing flights to European capitals like London, Zurich, Vienna, and Barcelona. In 2007 airberlin discontinued some of its routes from London Stansted to Belfast City, Glasgow, Mallorca, and Manchester. These routes were quickly scooped up by Ryanair and Easyjet. Today airberlin operates an Airbus in its fleet and has been awarded the most punctual airline operating out of London’s Stansted Airport.

Travel with airberlin: practical information

  • Onboard services

    • Meals: There are hot and cold beverages available on board free of charge. For flight up to 4 hours in length there are snacks or sandwiches served. On flights longer than 4 hours in length, bagels, baguettes, nibbles, and chocolate bars are served. If you would like a substantial meal on flights longer than 90 minutes, you must pre-order one on-line. On transoceanic flights, a hot meal is provided and you have the choice to choose your menu at the time of the purchase of your ticket.
    • Entertainment: There are individual entertainment systems for passengers with feature films, music videos, cartoons, music stations, etc. As well, current newspapers and magazines are available.
  • Baggage Allowances

    • Cabin: 1 item with a weight of 6kg and dimensions 55cm x 40cm x 35cm.
    • Checked: For short/medium-haul flights the maximum is 20kg a person. This baggage allowance applied to children and infants as well. For flights to USA and Canada, 2 pieces of luggage are permitted, each with a maximum weight of 23kg. For children, 1 piece of luggage is permitted.
    • Excess: Fines for excess baggage range from 5€/kg on domestic flights, and 8€/kg on international flights. The cost of an additional piece of luggage is 150€.

Discounts and Special Offers

Children under the age of 2 years old travel for free but the tickets must be purchased by phoning one of their service centres. Other discounts are available on their website or through


Telephone: 0871 5000 737 (10p/min)
Departure cities: London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Berlin

Latest news from airberlin

airberlin tries to find itself a new niche
19 June 2014

Air Berlin Plc is hoping to end losses by finding itself a new niche market as low cost airlines across the industry are adding perks and frills for extra fees. New chief Marco Ciomperlik says the entire strategy is up […]

US Airways and airberlin team up in codeshare deal
11 June 2014

US Airways has announced the launch of its codeshare agreement with airberlin which will boost flights from Chicago, Miami, New York to Berlin and from Fort Myers, Florida, Los Angeles, Miami and New York to Dusseldorf. Flights are now bookable!

airberlin doubles flights to Abu Dhabi
19 February 2014

airberlin plans to introduce a second daily flight from Berlin to Abu Dhabi, starting October 26th, 2014. This is just the next step in an airline codeshare with Etihad Airways. A new service launching in February will let airberlin passengers […]

airberlin pulls in profits despite difficult market
19 August 2013

airberlin performed better during the second quarter of 2013 despite the difficult market. Earning before tax were increased to €-8.1m. That’s much better than the low cost airline performed during the same period last year. Net loss was significantly reduced […]

airberlin expands east to Romania and Bulgaria
31 January 2013

airberlin is offering a couple new flight routes from Berlin as of today. The low cost German airline will now offer flights to Bucharest and Sofia, the capital of Romania and Bulgaria in an effort to expand its services to […]

airberlin proves tablets are the way to go
23 October 2012

airberlin is currently using tablet computers for its aircraft maintenance operations in Switzerland, Austria and Germany and it’s proved a huge success. These compact computers allow workers to create reports while simultaneously carrying out the maintenance. Before, workers had to […]

airberlin looks to Russia for online sales
18 June 2012

airberlin is to launch its very first affiliate marketing program in Russia today. In today’s economy, airline competition is fierce so it comes as no surprise that airberlin is stepping up its game. It is partnering up with Russian Tradedoubler, […]

Etihad becomes main shareholder of airberlin
19 December 2011

Etihad Airways confirmed today that it was planning to increase its stake in German low cost airline airberlin to 29.21%, thus making it the largest shareholder in the airline. This partnership allows each airline’s frequent fliers to jet to 239 […]