NIKIs Press Releases

2013-01-11 10:52

Improved service for NIKI and airberlin passengers – Check-in 1 opens at Vienna International Airport

On 9 January the newly modernised Check-in 1 opened for business at Vienna International Airport where it will serve NIKI and airberlin passengers.

Anyone flying with NIKI and airberlin will be treated to an even better travel experience at the newly renovated Check-in 1 at Vienna International Airport from now on: covering around 3,500 square metres, the terminal building will have up to 30 check-in desks and eight time-saving self-service terminals.

There is also a separate desk exclusively for silver, gold and platinum members of the airlines’ topbonus frequent flyer programme. Participants in the topbonus scheme can also use the fast lanes at security, which cut waiting times and enhance the overall experience. airberlin plans to open an exclusive lounge area in the second quarter of the year, adding those already available in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Munich. Travellers at Check-in 1 will also find two outsized luggage drop-offs, two customs desks and a porter service. Passengers travelling with airlines in the airberlin group can use the nearby multi-storey car park 3 (Parkhaus 3), where a short, covered walkway leads directly to the terminal building. Here, holders of platinum, gold and silver topbonus cards will have access to parking specially reserved for their exclusive use.

In 2011 NIKI posted revenue of about EUR 452.6 million (m) and carried a total of some 4.5m passengers, making it the second-largest airline at Vienna International Airport. Since 20 March 2012 NIKI has been in a position to offer its customers access to a constantly growing network, even greater flexibility and individual solutions as an affiliate member of the oneworld® alliance through its parent company, airberlin. NIKI and airberlin’s excellent products and prices have allowed the airlines to claim market leadership on routes between Germany and Austria.

airberlin is one of the leading airlines in Europe and Germany’s second-largest carrier. The group flies to 170 destinations in 40 countries and employs 9,300 people. The award-winning airline carried more than 35 million passengers in 2011. airberlin’s strategic partnership with Etihad Airways and its membership of the oneworld® alliance gives it access to a global network. airberlin offers flights to destinations worldwide with 14 partner airlines under codeshare agreements.The 158 aircraft in the airberlin fleet have an average age of just five years, making it one of the youngest and most environmentally friendly in the whole of Europe.

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