airberlin has announced that just before the start of the new year, the first Airbus A330 equipped with the new Business Class took off from Dusseldorf destined for Abu Dhabi. The new configuration with 19 seats offers flight guests even more privacy and provides direct access to the aisle from every seat. The majority of the seats also offer completely individual seating. The new seats can be fully reclined into beds. In addition the new seats have a massage function. Entertainment on board is provided by the Inflight Entertainment System via an individual 15-inch monitor at each seat. This gives guests a choice of more than 200 hours of entertainment including current box office hits, TV series, music and games, as well as providing a USB port.
airberlin Captain Mathias Berbuir and his co-pilot Jan Prämassing flew the Airbus A330-200 with the registration D-ALPD from the Rhineland metropolis to the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Flight guests in airberlin Business Class receive an Amenity Kit containing personal care products and travel accessories. Culinary delights guests have a choice of several dishes from the renowned Sansibar Restaurant on the island of Sylt complemented by accompanying Sansibar wines on flights originating from Germany. The culinary offer is rounded off with snacks, fresh fruit and a wide choice of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
airberlin is gradually equipping its long-haul fleet with the new Business Class seats which are produced by the manufacturer Sogerma.
airberlin is one of Europe’s leading airlines and flies to 170 destinations in 40 countries. As the second largest airline in Germany, the company has a workforce of 9,300 employees. The airline carried more than 35 million passengers in 2011. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways and membership in the oneworld airline alliance. airberlin operates codeshare flights worldwide with 14 airlines. The fleet of 158 aircraft has an average age of five years and is among the most eco-efficient in Europe.