With the US Airways / American Airlines merger in full swing, US Airways is now a part of the new American Airlines Group and a member of the Oneworld alliance. Today the carrier is improving access to Berlin based airberlin with a codeshare agreement with placing the US Airways code “US” on airberlin flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Miami (MIA), and New York (JFK) to Berlin (TXL). The US code will also be applied to airberlin flights from Fort Meyers (RSW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), and New York (JFK) to Dusseldorf (DUS).
Between airberlin’s hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf, US Airways consumers will have access to 16 destinations in Europe including airberlin flights to Copenhagen (CPH), Hamburg (HAM), Munich (MUC) and Vienna (VIE).
Airberlin to Place code on US Airways Flights
Airberlin consumers in Europe likewise will have access to US Airways flights using the airberlin’s “AB” code. Flights the airberlin code will be attached to include US Airways operated flights from Frankfurt (FRA) to Charlotte (CLT), Frankfurt (FRA) to Philadelphia (PHL), Zurich (ZRH) to Philadelphia (PHL), and Munich (MUC) to Philadelphia (PHL). Connecting flights from the US Airways hubs in Charlotte (CLT) and Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK) and Phoenix (PHX) will also carry the airberlin code.
Seamless Connections between US Airways and Airberlin
The bilateral code-share agreement along with both carriers membership in Oneworld alliance will provide for seamless connections at US Airways hubs Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Both airports have “human sized”, easy to use United States Customs and Border Protection Facilities as Ports of Entry.
For passengers traveling into the European Union Schengen states, both Berlin (TXL) and Dusseldorf (DUS) provide easy to use passport control facilities, which makes this partnership a valuable link across the Atlantic.
“American Airlines has a longstanding relationship with our fellow oneworld member airberlin, and we are excited to extend that relationship to US Airways flights with this codeshare agreement,” said Kurt Stache, senior vice president – alliances and partnerships, American Airlines. “Through our strategic partnership with airberlin, we’re able to continue to provide our customers access to key points across Germany and Europe, further strengthening our combined global network.”
Stephan Nagel, senior vice president – alliances and cooperation, airberlin, said, “Thanks to the agreement with US Airways airberlin continues to extend its presence in North America and further strengthens the cooperation with its oneworld partners in the U.S. This relationship will add significant value for both our customers by offering even more travel opportunities.”
US Airways Dividend Members and airberlin topbonus members will be able to earn miles on these flights. It should be noted, once the US Airways / American Airlines merger proceeds, the US Airways Dividend Miles program will eventually be merged into the American AAdvantage mileage plan.