Gatwick Airport announces new airberlin routes
Tue, 08 Feb, 2011
London's Gatwick Airport has announced the launch of new routes to the German cities of Hanover and Nuremberg.
The facility welcomed the arrival of carrier airberlin, who will be flying the services, and greeted its first flights from Germany with its "official airfield water arch".
Stewart Wingate, chief executive at Gatwick Airport, expressed his delight at the choice of airberlin to base their new routes at the facility.
"This is the first step in a long-term relationship with airberlin, which we hope will generate further destinations not currently served … and open up more choice for our passengers," he said.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Titus Johnson, airberlin's UK and Ireland manager, who claimed Gatwick Airport has "great links" in London and the south-east.
Last month, the facility received accolades from the Econsultancy Innovation Awards for its "innovative" use of social media in communicating with its customers and inviting their feedback on issues via the medium.