Yesterday 268 Air Berlin passengers boarded an Airbus A330-200 for the first non-stop flight from Berlin to Phuket. “This is a giant leap forward for Air Berlin: we are offering our customers more direct flights and more destinations in Thailand and our Thai passengers have the option of a second direct flight to our attractive capital city”, said Matthias von Randow, Air Berlin’s Director Global Traffic Rights & Political Affairs on the occasion of this inaugural flight in Berlin. Together with the Thai Ambassador, H.E. Charivat Santaputra, and Dr. Till Bunse, Head of Marketing & Public Relations, Berlin Airports, von Randow opened the new Air Berlin service.
In winter Air Berlin operates one non-stop flight a week from Berlin to Phuket and three non-stop flights a week from the German capital to Bangkok. There are feeder flights from various German and European cities. With a total of 13 non-stop flights from Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich to Phuket and Bangkok, Air Berlin is the major provider of flights from Germany to Thailand. Air Berlin flights to Phuket and Bangkok can be booked online (airberlin.com), by calling the airline’s Service Centre 24/7 (Tel.: 01805 – 737 800) or via travel agents and are available from 299 euros one way, including taxes, charges and miles.