German airline airberlin will launch non-stop flights between Chicago and Berlin beginning in March 2013. The flights, which will be launched on March 23, will be the only non-stop service between the two cities.
The airline will use an Airbus A330-200 aircraft for the 9 hour flight that will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The plane will accommodate 290 passengers in 2 cabin classes: business and economy. Within the economy cabin, the seat configuration is 2-4-2. Upgraded seating choices include:
- XL: Up to 6″ of additional legroom with additional seat padding. These seats are in the front of the economy cabin and can be selected for an additional fee.
- Preferred: The 2 seats along the windows on both sides of the plane in the 13 rows immediately after the XL seats.
All economy class seats have seat back entertainment monitors with over 200 hours of programming choices and a USB port.
Airberlin operates flights from 4 US cities – New York, Miami, Fort Myers and Los Angeles. The airline has a code-share agreement with its oneworld partner, American Airlines, for connecting flights within the United States.