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An added touch of Sylt with airberlin next summer

New route from Nuremberg to Germany's northernmost island.

airberlin will once again be whisking its guests from several cities directly to the German island of Sylt next summer. And to let even larger numbers of holidaymakers travel quickly and directly to the North Sea island, Germany’s second-largest airline is now expanding its services to Sylt. The non-stop flight from Nuremberg to Sylt, starting May 2015, is new on the schedule.

The current Sylt schedule will also feature more frequent flights: two will be added to the schedule departing Dusseldorf, bringing the total number of airberlin’s Sylt flights operating out of Dusseldorf to 16. There will be one additional flight to Sylt from Munich and Stuttgart, expanding airberlin’s Sylt schedule to include four services per week from Munich and five per week from Stuttgart. Services from Berlin and Zurich, each featuring two weekly connections, will remain unchanged. In total, 30 airberlin flights will touch down on Sylt each week.

“Our guests truly enjoy spending their summer holidays in Sylt. So it is our pleasure to offer our guests an even greater number of connections to the German holiday island. The new connections also mean that we will broaden the flight services operating out of Nuremberg Airport“, says airberlin Chief Commercial Officer Gotz Ahmelmann.

Peter Douven, managing director at Sylt Airport, is delighted: “There are long established ties between airberlin and Sylt Airport. We are thrilled that Germany’s second-largest airline is again expanding its services to Sylt and, as a result, will enable even greater numbers of holidaymakers to enjoy convenient travel from a variety of airports in Germany and Switzerland. This makes short travel times for holidays or mini-breaks even easier.”

Wider catering selection on airberlin’s short- and medium-haul flights
On flights lasting 90 minutes or more, the German full service carrier will soon be offering sweet and savoury snack variations in addition to its existing selection of gourmet meals from Sansibar Sylt and complimentary snacks. The Germans are famous for their bread the world over, and airberlin remains true to this tradition with its new range of sandwiches: the Holstein Brown Rye is decked out with turkey ham, cream cheese, and a crunchy mix of vegetables. The Club Sandwich consists of chicken strips, turkey bacon, egg, mayonnaise and tomato between slices of whole bread. For vegetarians, the airline now offers pretzel bread with Swiss Emmental cheese, cream cheese with chives, and a mixed salad. The price for all sandwiches will be five euros. Also new are the chocolate and blueberry muffins at two euros each. For the first time, airberlin will also be offering muesli at three euros per serving.

“We also have a very special offer for our on-board guests in the evenings: on flights to Germany, we will be having a “happy hour” from 7 p.m. onwards (subject to availability). This means that all available snacks will cost one euro less, and gourmet meals from our Zanzibar range will be even more affordable at two euros less each,” states Thomas Ney, head of guest experience at airberlin.

“Sweet or savoury?”: a question always heard from our flight attendants on flights within Germany, will now also become a common occurrence on many medium-haul flights. This means that airberlin guests will also be receiving a complimentary sweet or savoury snack on these flights. Before ten in the morning, guests will be able to choose between a warm pretzel bun or a warm raisin bun. On flights later in the day, flight attendants will be handing out savoury snacks such as crisps, or sweet snacks such as chocolate bars.

“We want our guests to enjoy their stay on board. Particularly businesspeople use the time on the plane to take a short break. With our selection, each guest can relax while enjoying a small snack or tucking into a warm meal. Naturally, we will also continue to offer our complimentary selection of cold and warm drinks and a sweet or savoury snack,” explains Ney.

The most popular gourmet menu on board continues to be the currywurst (fried pork sausage with curry seasoning), of which 150,000 servings are sold annually. The top three among the non-alcoholic drinks are mineral water, coke, and orange juice. These are closely followed by the classic tomato juice, of which airberlin guests drink 670,000 litres each year. At the top of the list of alcoholic beverages in the Economy Class is beer, followed by sparkling wine and white wine.

Good news for all those who love the airberlin chocolate heart: in future, airberlin will also be handing them out to guests on many medium-haul flights. Up till recently, the chocolate heart was given out to passengers as a parting gift when they left the plane after a short-haul flight.

Tatiana Rokou

Tatiana is the news coordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes monitoring the hundreds of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skimming the most important according to our strategy.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.

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