Sister Cities share non-stop Service; airberlin

Water cannon salute for Airberlin
Water cannon salute for Airberlin

I flew airberlin from JFK to Germany last September and what a treat it was. Award-winning service, superior cuisine, slimmer back rests for maximum leg room and dozens of on-board entertainment options. And I sat in Economy class.

Yesterday was a big day for the second largest German airline. It launched it’s first transatlantic flight from Berlin to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). A water cannon salute greeted the Airbus A330-200 on its arrival.

Symbolically, this is especially exciting because the City of L.A. and Berlin are sister-cities and celebrating their 45th anniversary partnership this year. As a board member myself for Albany’s sister-city organization with Tula, Russia; Albany-Tula Alliance, I can’t help but think how wonderful it would be if we had our own non-stop flight route.