This week, Lufthansa has just inaugurated its new daily service between Geneva and Berlin as planned. This took place as part of a massive expansion in the German capital, where the Lufthansa Group has significantly strengthened its presence and services offered. At the same time, the airline launched its major program in Berlin with 29 new destinations, thanks to some 15 Airbus A319s and A320s that will be stationed at Berlin-Tegel.
Since the opening of the new 'Willy Brandt' Berlin-Brandenburg (BER) airport has been postponed (now scheduled for March 2013), Berlin flights will continue to operate to the previous airport, Berlin-Tegel. However, the timetables for this new flight are more or less unchanged. Reservations for passengers concerned who already have a ticket for BER, have been changed to Berlin-Tegel. In general, Lufthansa has not cancelled flights, but the schedules for some flights have been changed by up to a quarter of an hour at most. The airline has notified some 100,000 passengers by phone, email or SMS. Lufthansa expects BER to open only when a service can operate in a stable and safe manner.
With over 8.2 million visitors in 2010, Berlin is one of the most coveted destinations in Europe, and the world's third city for hosting the most conventions and exhibitions. Berlin can be considered the city of a multitude of superlatives and new experiences. Diversity, contrasts, and the many opportunities that characterize Berlin, attract visitors from around the world. It is the city where many trends are defined: tourism, the alternative scene, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, music, or fashion. With a night-life whose reputation is well established, the attractiveness and originality of its new shopping centres, but also its historical past halfway between Western and Eastern Europe, the German capital is more popular than ever and is recording much faster growth of the influx of tourists than Paris, London or even New York. To attract more international tourists, Lufthansa cooperates with many art, cultural, gastronomic, and fashion institutions. Berlin is also one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe. In particular, it is an ideal base for companies and investors because of its ultra-modern telecommunications structure, a large pool of skilled workers, and a highly developed scientific and research community.
Lufthansa flies 12 times a week to Genève Aéroport from Berlin, and a total of 138 times from Frankfurt (63), Munich (41), Düsseldorf (22), and Hamburg (12). The new route is available from CHF 49 one-way from Geneva to Berlin. Travellers can also earn points through "Miles & More", the largest European loyalty programme; and can check baggage in without charge. Seats are available in Business Class and Economy Class for all flights.
The new Geneva-Berlin route from 3 June 2012 at a glance (Airbus 319-100, 138 seats)
LH3155 > Geneva 09:15 - Berlin 10:50 (except Sunday)
LH3157 > Geneva 20:10 - Berlin 21:45 (except Saturday, flight no. on Wednesday LH3153)
LH3154 > Berlin 07:00 - Geneva 08:35 (except Sundays)
LH3156 > Berlin 17:55 - Geneva 19:30 (except Saturdays, flight no. LH3153 on Wednesday)
For information and reservations: www.lufthansa.ch