Air Berlin’s Seasons Greetings

Since 2011, Air Berlin have painted an aircraft in a Christmas livery. This year, Boeing 737-800 D-ABMS known by Air Berlin as ““Merry Santa” was painted by a seven person team at Dusseldorf Airport using a design from RAPP Germany in November.


The design  resembles a string of 24 fairy lights with one candle-like light for each day of Advent. The flame of each light is one of the aeroplane windows. The design is just 80 micrometres (0.003 inches) thick (about the same as a human hair). It  is 15.32 metres (50.26 feet) long and 1.87 metres (6.1 feet) high. The theme is entitled: “Flying home for Christmas”

The plane’s interior of the plane is also decorated in seasonal mood with special headrest covers.


On Christmas Day itself, the plane will flybetween Berlin, Stuttgart and Madrid. Here is a spectacular image of the plane in snow from

All images above copyright Air Berlin.

Air Berlin is Europe’s seventh largest airline (in terms of passengers carried) and second in Germany (behind Lufthansa). They have been operating since 1978 when they started as Air Berlin USA. A member of the One World alliance, the carrier is 29 per cent owned by Etihad. Skytrax rates them a three star airline. The airline has a mixed reputation with customer service. Read Customer Comments here. I give them an average score of 63 out of 100 and rank them 40th of the 87 airlines I have now flown.

Wishing you and your loved ones, peace, love and joy at this time.

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