Thursday, October 23, 2014

Air Berlin Offers Sightseeing Flights Over Berlin: 25 Years Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Air Berlin offers sightseeing flights over Berlin: 25 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall

airberlin celebrates 25 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall with special flights over Berlin
- Three sightseeing flights on 8 November over Berlin at a flying altitude of just 1,000 metres
- airberlin is the official international carrier of the celebrations and is transporting a total of 36,000 passengers to the capital city on the anniversary weekend
- Artist Thierry Noir is painting sections of the Wall for airberlin
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, airberlin is offering three sightseeing flights over Berlin during the evening of 8 November, tracing the course of the former Wall. The flights are being conducted using a Bombardier Dash Q400 with a seating capacity of 76 and will take of between 5.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. from Berlin-Tegel Airport. They are accorded flight numbers AB1989, AB1990 and AB1991, thus evoking the year of the fall of the Wall, the year of reunification, and the year of the relaunch of airberlin as a German airline following the watershed events. From the particularly low flying altitude of approximately 1,000 metres, the special flight passengers will be able to view the 15-kilometre-long "illuminated border" made up of 8,000 luminous balloons stretching from Bornholmer Strasse to the Oberbaum Bridge. The light installation will illuminate a section of the former course of the Wall from 7 to 9 November. An experienced city guide will accompany the special flights and narrate the history of the divided city of Berlin.

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