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Düsseldorf Airport launches the summer season

Düsseldorf International launches into the summer season on Sunday, March 29:
Flight plan includes new destinations and new airlines


Source: Düsseldorf Airport 24.03.2009 http://www.dus-int.de/dus_en/medieninfo_...=36&search=

The summer flight plan of Düsseldorf International is ready for take-off. From Sunday, March 29, passengers of the airport of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital can head for over 180 destinations worldwide with more than 65 airlines. Among those there are also some new airlines, such as Icelandair, Aerosvit or Orenair and new destinations like Edinburgh, Venice, Reykjavik, Karaganda and Bari. The summer flight plan is valid until October 31.

Air Berlin extends its offer of long-haul flights

Air Berlin will extend its services in long-haul from Düsseldorf to North America. The airline will, for instance, re-establish the New York destination: From April 3 the red and white jets will head for New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport four times per week, from May daily at 1.30 p.m. Moreover Air Berlin will fly to Los Angeles three times a week. The airline had temporarily stopped those connections during winter. In summer, Miami will be flown to five times per week. Fort Myers is available for Air Berlin passengers four instead of the present three times a week. Air Berlin offers three weekly non-stop flights from Düsseldorf to Vancouver like in last summer's flight plan.

New in Air Berlin's flight plan is a daily non-stop connection to Saint Petersburg, North Russia's cultural and economic center. The flights take off from Düsseldorf from Monday to Friday at 7.20 a.m., Saturdays at 12.25 p.m. and Sundays at 9.15 a.m. To Moscow the offer will include one flight on Saturday so that there will then be one flight per day.

A further new destination of the airline is Venice. From May 1 Air Berlin will serve the route to the North Italian city by a daily non-stop flight from Monday to Saturday. Furthermore, starting with the summer flight plan, the airline will fly to the Canal island Jersey for the first time. On Saturdays passengers set off from Düsseldorf to the most southern and at the same time biggest of the islands of the archipelago in the Channel. A further new destination, that will be flown to every Wednesday, is Ponta Delgada, port and main town of the Portuguese island of the Azores, São Miguel, and of the Ponta Delgada district. Air Berlin has resumed both summer destinations, Rome and Nice, serving these with daily connections. In summer, the airline will start three times a day instead of the present two times to Copenhagen and Milan.

Lufthansa with new destinations

From May 6 Lufthansa will have Toronto back on its flight plan from Düsseldorf. In winter the destination had been replaced by Miami. The airline will fly to the Canadian metropolis five times weekly and will use long-range aircraft type Airbus A340. Together with the intercontinental destinations New York and Chicago, both to be served daily, Lufthansa's passengers from Düsseldorf will continue to benefit from the airline's increased long-haul offer, which was introduced in summer last year.

In addition, for the first time in its summer flight plan, Lufthansa is offering flights to Venice. Starting April 20 the airline is flying to Venice's airport daily. Moreover Lufthansa will be heading for a new destination in the far North. From June 6 there is a connection to Reykjavik, Iceland, every Saturday. A further seasonal destination, which will likewise be served on Saturdays from June 20, is Inverness in Scotland. Furthermore, Lufthansa is offering the summer destinations Westerland, Palma de Mallorca, Nice, Marseilles, Toulouse, Balaton at the Hungarian Lake Balaton, Bastia on Corsica, Olbia on Sardinia, Newquay in Cornwall and the Channel island Jersey.

New airlines, new destinations

Edinburgh is an impressive city and a perfect mixture of tradition and modern times. From March 29 the Scottish capital moves closer to Düsseldorf. The British airline Jet2.com will fly four times per week from the North Rhine-Westphalian capital to Edinburgh - a new destination in the flight plan of Düsseldorf International. These flights take place every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight time is about one hour and a half. Jet2.com uses modern type Boeing 737 aircraft on this route.

Good news for all Iceland fans and fans-to-be. From June 4 Icelandair, a new airline in Düssseldorf, will fly to Iceland's capital Reykjavik two times a week. Every Thursday and Sunday at 7.20 a.m. a Boeing 757 with 183 seats will take off from Düsseldorf and land in the country of glaciers and geysers after a flight time of three hours and a half. For the return flight guests either need to get up early or not go to bed at all. Already at 0.50 a.m. the aircraft leaves the island in the direction of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The airline Blue Wings, which is based in Düsseldorf, will offer a fixed-route service in the summer flight plan to Karaganda in Kazakhstan two times per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The Russian carrier Orenair is new in Düsseldorf. In summer, i.e. from July 2009 it will initially fly to Orenburg in the South Urals two times a week. Aerosvit, too, is new in Düsseldorf. The Ukrainian airline will connect Düsseldorf and Kiev four times weekly. Germania is taking off to Italy's port Bari two times per week. For the first time Ghana International Airlines is flying to the Ghanaian capital Accra at weekly intervals also in the summer flight plan. The Ghanaian airline Antrak Air will also fly to Accra - two times a week from May 15.

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