Continental Airlines will add two new nonstop routes from its hub
here, to Berlin and Hamburg, Germany, as of next year.
The carrier will
begin daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport to
Tegel Airport in the German capital of Berlin on July 1, followed
by daily nonstop service to North Sea port of Hamburg as of July
Continental -- which
already flies daily to Frankfurt out of Newark -- will be the only
carrier offering scheduled nonstop service from the U.S. to
Continentals SkyTeam partner Delta Air Lines also has announced the
launch of daily nonstop service to Berlin from New York (Kennedy),
to start on May 2.
There have been no
nonstop flights between Berlin and any U.S. city since German flag
carrier Lufthansa canceled nonstop service to Washington in the
immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. At one
time, carriers American, Delta, TWA and United each offered nonstop
service from several U.S. airports into Berlin.
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