Passengers travelling on an Air Berlin flight may notice an unusual sight as they check-in at the airport.
This is because the airline is allowing passengers to transport their Christmas trees for free on any flight in its route network up to December 24th.
Air Berlin country manager Titus Johnson said that the initiative had been launched after the carrier experienced high demand from its German customers.
"It seems they can’t bear to be parted from their trees at Christmas," he commented.
"After all, it was Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert who brought the tradition with him to England in the first place."
Air Berlin is allowing passengers to check-in Christmas trees up to 6ft 6in in size in the aircraft’s cargo compartment.
Passengers wishing to take advantage of the service just have to contact the airline at least 24 hours before travelling.
From the end of last month, Air Berlin began carrying post for the German post office, Deutsche Post AG.