Cheap Air Berlin Flights
Most travelers know Germany’s airline powerhouse, Lufthansa, but not as many know about the country’s second largest airline – Air Berlin, a budget airline flying mainly to destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and North Africa as well as Europe. As the name suggests, Air Berlin is based in Berlin and its main hub is Berlin-Tegel International Airport. The airline has secondary hubs at Nuremberg Airport, London Stansted Airport and Son Sant Joan Airport in Palma de Mallorca. Air Berlin operates flights from a total of 16 airports in Germany.
Air Berlin is unlike most other budget airlines in that it operates something of a hub and spoke system as opposed to strictly point to point flights. Additionally, passengers can enjoy things like drinks and meals at no extra cost and assigned seating – things that are becoming a rarity with most low cost operators. The airline flies to 80 destinations in Africa, the Middle East and throughout Europe.
Originally founded in Oregon in the USA, Air Berlin only became majority owners after German reunification in 1990. The fleet of the airline appears to be relatively evenly split between Airbus and Boeing planes, with Airbus having a slight advantage.