Lufthansa is growing in Berlin

This week Lufthansa announced that they will be growing in Berlin! The current service from Berlin on Lufthansa is mostly domestic routes, with other European being served by Star Alliance partners. This will all happen when the capital of Germany welcomes the new airport “BER” Berlin Brandenburg Airport 'Willy Brandt'. Lufthansa will start 30 new destinations from summer 2012. Lufthansa's Berlin fleet is set to grow from nine to 15 aircraft all Airbus, mostly A319 from the failed Lufthansa Italia. Altogether, 23 Airbuses (A321, A320, A319) Lufthansa added that all the based aircraft will be less then 2 years old. LH will also start a new price system: one-way tickets from EUR 49.

Here is an overview of the new services from the new BER airport:

CountryDestination (Weekly frequency)
Austria Vienna (6)
Croatia Dubrovnik (1), Split (3), Zadar (1), Zagreb (4)
Finland Helsinki (7)
France Bastia (1), Lyon (5), Nice (1)
Germany Sylt (2)
Iceland Keflavik (2)
Israel Tel Aviv (2)
Italy Bologna (6), Catania (2), Milan Linate (12), Rome FCO (6)
Lebanon Beirut (3)
Norway Bergen (2)
Romania Bucharest OTP (4)
Russia Moscow VKO (6) [replaces the current TXL- Moscow DME service]
Spain Barcelona (6), Malaga (2), Palma de Mallorca (3), Valencia (2)
Sweden Stockholm ARN( 12)
Switzerland Geneva (12)
Turkey Istanbul IST (4), Izmir (4)
United Kingdom Birmingham (7), Manchester (7)

Lufthansa’s other airlines will continue to serve Brussels (Brussels Airlines), Vienna (Austrian) and Zurich (Swiss).

Finally, Star Alliance partners will also continue to serve Athens (Aegean Airlines), Cairo (Egyptair), Copenhagen (SAS), Newark (United/Continental) and Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines) from the new Berlin airport when it opens on 3 June 2012.