Thursday, October 6, 2016

Travel News: Toronto-Berlin - four flights weekly starting June 2017 via Air Canada Rouge

From a media release:

Four weekly flights Toronto-Berlin starting June 2017
New next year, non-stop flights to Berlin via Air Canada Rouge

Toronto, 06 October 2016 – Canadians love to visit Berlin, and starting 1 June 2017, Air Canada will make their trips to Germany’s capital a lot faster. As announced last week by Air Canada, four weekly non-stop seasonal services will connect Toronto and Berlin directly next year.
Berlin - Brandenburg Gate lit by night
Berlin ranks first among Canadians visiting German cities. In 2015, they spent more than 150,000 overnights in hotels and pensions with more than 10 beds, not counting nights spent with family or friends. The newly announced non-stop air connection to Berlin next year will allow more than 1,100 passengers per week to reach Berlin directly, the flights leaving Toronto at 10:30 pm and arriving in Berlin at 12:35 pm the following day – no need to change airplanes or switch to trains or cars to get there from other German or European hubs.
Berlin Cathedral & TV tower
Says Antje Splettstoesser, the German National Tourist Office’s Director Marketing & Sales for Canada, “We are very excited about this new seasonal service starting in June next year. Feedback from our Canadian visitors returning from Berlin has been overwhelmingly positive. Especially our younger visitors have been raving about Berlin’s vibe and vitality,” says Splettstoesser, adding, “Using the new 8-hour non-stop, overnight service to Berlin Tegel airport will allow them to get straight into the centre of our capital’s pulse.”
Berlin Central Station at night
Also, flying into Berlin makes for quick access to Germany’s Baltic coast and places in the eastern parts of Germany. The art treasures of Dresden, for example, and the revitalized core of Leipzig both will turn into easy day trips from Berlin by train, as does UNESCO World Heritage Site Sanssouci Castle in nearby Potsdam, including the Babelsberg film studios there, the peaceful lake district north of Berlin, where in Rheinsberg’s palace, the later King Frederick The Great spent much of his youth, not to forget the Spreewald area south of Berlin, famous for its canals and pickles.
Berlin - bridge over the River Spee
The Air Canada Rouge flights will depart Toronto on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, returning from Berlin on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Premium Rouge and Economy tickets can be booked starting immediately.

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