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Air Berlin increasing service

March 31, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Air Berlin is increasing service between Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Düsseldorf (DUS) for the busy summer travel season, which is good news for Lehigh Acres’ large German population.

Germany’s second largest airline will offer four weekly flights to RSW effective July 25 through Sept. 12, 2011. Flights are operated on an A330 aircraft and the new Monday service will complement flights currently flown on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

“This is great news for our German visitors because they will have more opportunities to come to Southwest Florida and experience our beautiful beaches and pristine environment,” said Robert M. Ball, executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. “For our residents, increased service to Düsseldorf will offer more access to Germany and convenient connections to the most popular travel destinations throughout Europe.”

Air Berlin carried 89,559 passengers between RSW and DUS in 2010, a 13 percent increase from 2009, with Munich, Berlin, Vienna and Zurich as the top connecting markets beyond DUS.

Air Berlin’s fleet includes 169 aircraft flying to more than 163 destinations within Germany, Europe and throughout the world. For more information or to make flight reservations, log onto'>

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2010 and is one of the top 50 busiest U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto'>



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