The carrier Air Berlin, which ranks first in connections between the German market and Fuerteventura, with 29%, announced last may, that next summer will keep the same 200,000 offered the previous year during the summer season, and may increase even the total number of squares in small percentages. Marked by the company in Fuerteventura, strategies will be aimed at attracting individual clients as reinforcement to the sale of traditional packages, taking advantage of the diversification of the island in segments such as golf tourism or tourism of congresses. The importance of finding formulas that like this will counteract the less affluent tourists currently has through joint promotional campaigns drive, and reaching agreements that will ensure a flow of visitors which moves in a strip similar to the previous seasons. Germany is the first market, and Air Berlin a company that is key for Fuerteventura, both by the great number of connections that keeps with the island up to 14 destinations in three European countries – by the number of routes that were 1134 in 2008, second only to Happag Lloyd, who performed 1,364 routes. Air Berlin will connect 14 European cities with Fuerteventura, 11 Germans, two Austrians and a Swiss, reaching a forecast of more than 200,000 aerial places offered this summer. The total number of routes from the company in Fuerteventura was 1134 last year.
The airports that will have connection to Fuerteventura this summer through Air Berlin will be Cologne-Bonn, Berlin Tegel, Padeborn, Nuremberg, Dresden, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Leipzig, Zurich and Basel. It is the second airline company of Germany, which connect 20 cities in this country with tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary and Balearic Islands, up to a total of 127. It currently has a fleet of 125 aircraft. The collaboration agreement between the Fuerteventura Tourist Board and Air Berlin will focus on the line to create a micro – site on the website of the company enabling to promote and encourage the sale flights to the island. Source: Fuerteventura magazine today.