airberlin now flies four times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) non-stop from Berlin to Abu Dhabi with its Airbus A330-200. The new connection also marks the start of the codeshare agreement between the two airlines, initially covering selected flights in the network of both airlines.
“This strategic partnership with Etihad Airways not only opens up unique opportunities for the future for airberlin, it also brings a number of benefits for our passengers in terms of access to new routes, including our new all-year-round direct connection to Abu Dhabi. This flight is integrated into Etihad’s hub system in Abu Dhabi, so we are in a position to offer excellent connections, for example to Asia and Australia. Passengers coming from Abu Dhabi will have access to the numerous connecting flights operated by airberlin, both to destinations in Germany and also to Austria, Scandinavia and Switzerland. This makes the flight attractive for business travellers and holidaymakers alike,” said Hartmut Mehdorn, CEO airberlin, who himself flew on the inaugural flight AB7494 to Abu Dhabi.