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AVIAREPS represents airberlin in the Indian market

October 18, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

AVIAREPS has been appointed as General Sales Agent (GSA) in India by airberlin, Germany’s second-largest airline and strategic partner of Etihad Airways, marking the airline’s next step in developing its presence in the Indian market.

AVIAREPS India will work closely with airberlin to strengthen its relationship with the Indian travel trade, enhance airberlin awareness leading to increase sales from India.  AVIAREPS the world’s leading aviation marketing and public relations firm will conduct Sales calls to top travel agents and corporate customers, trainings for the travel trade, and will also function as airberlin’s press and marketing office in India.

Offering 171 destinations worldwide, airberlin is the first choice for more than 31.5 million travellers. It offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, offering combined codeshare flights from six destinations in India and a worldwide network. airberlin is also a member of the oneworld® airline alliance. The airline with an award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 18 airlines. The fleet has an average age of five years and is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe.

airberlin is presently sellable on all GDS’s systems on EY 706 document and will further enhance its distribution in India by joining IATA BSP. airberlin’s two letter code is AB.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Joseph Fernandes, General Manager AVIAREPS India, said “We are very excited to be representing airberlin which is one of Europe’s leading carriers. The airline has been ‘wowing’ flyers across the world with its award winning service. We see a lot of potential for airberlin in India given the strong worldwide network, outstanding service levels and close partnership with Etihad Airways.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Stella Warmuth, Area Manager Middle East, Asia Pacific & Africa,  airberlin said,“We are looking forward to work with AVIAREPS in India to grow our presence in the country. The Indian economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world today. The outbound travel market is also growing rapidly and is expected to touch the 50 million mark by 2020. We would like to ensure, that we have a significant amount of share in this market.”

“Thanks to our strong partnership with Etihad Airways who operates multiple flights from India to Abu Dhabi airberlin is offering seamless connectivity for Indian passengers via Abu Dhabi to Germany and beyond. In addition, we will increase our service between Abu Dhabi and Berlin to two daily flights from this winter on and offer a new nonstop connection from Abu Dhabi to Stuttgart starting December 1st. Those additional frequencies allow our passengers an even better connectivity and wider selection of destinations in Germany and the rest of Europe”, she further added.

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