Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG (stylized as airberlin or airberlin.com) is Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa, and Europe's fifth largest airline in terms of passengers.
The airline operates an extensive semi-low-cost network including holiday destinations in the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands and North Africa as well as intercontinental destinations in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the United States.
Air Berlin concentrates on serving major German and European cities to attract business traffic. A total of 23 German cities are served, more than any other airline. Its largest hub is Berlin-Tegel Airport. Other hub airports are Düsseldorf Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma.
On 26 July 2010, the Oneworld airline alliance announced that Air Berlin had been invited to join. The airline is headquartered at the Airport Bureau Center in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin. Air Berlin's parent company, airberlin group or Air Berlin PLC, is publicly traded (FSE: AB1, ISIN is GB00B128C026). In June 2010, it had 8,741 employees. The airline (including subsidiaries) carried 33.6 million passengers in 2010.