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Air Berlin announces efficiency plan

Air Berlin announces efficiency plan

Air Berlin has announced changes to its winter flight schedule as part of plans to cut the rising cost of fuel.

The carrier will cut capacity on some routes, while increasing the number of flights it offers on others.

This efficiency drive will see the suspension of Beijing to Shanghai flights over winter, with a provisional plan to reinstate the service – which launched in May – in time for the summer 2009 season.

Winter will also see the suspension of flights to New York from Dusseldorf and a reduction in the number of flights to Cape Town, Windhoek and Bangkok.

Flights on high-demand routes will be increased as the company looks to target the options open to passengers.

Extra flights to Florida will be added over winter, as will flights from Germany to Cancun, the Maldives and Jamaica.

Air Berlin’s recently announced flight to Azores will be unchanged. The carrier plans to operate one weekly flight from Nuremberg to Azores from November.

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