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Airberlin cancels launch of DFW-Dusseldorf flights

Airberlin announced it will not start its planned service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Dusseldorf this spring.
Airberlin announced it will not start its planned service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Dusseldorf this spring. Courtesy of airberlin

Airberlin will not launch its planned service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Dusseldorf, Germany in May.

In November, the German carrier had announced flights between the two cities four times a week starting on May 6. It also offered a promotional fare of $1,099 on the new route. But it appears that slow ticket sales on the route led airberlin to drop the new service.

“For now, airberlin is indeed not going to operate the route between Dusseldorf and Dallas during the summer 2016. The route was planned to start at the 6th of May. Passengers who have already booked a flight will be contacted and offered to be rebooked on an alternative flight,” said airberlin spokeswoman Janina Mollenhauer.

Airport executives were informed on Tuesday that the German carrier would not initiate service at DFW this year.

“We will continue to work with Air Berlin to seek out opportunities for future DFW service,” said John Ackerman, the airport’s executive vice president of global strategy and development.

Airberlin is part of the oneworld alliance which includes Fort Worth-based American Airlines. The airline did not say if it planned to launch the DFW-Dusseldorf route at a later date.

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