airberlin and TELE 5 celebrate 50 years of #StarTrek
On 8th September 2016, Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary. TELE 5 and airberlin are opening the festivities with an exclusive anniversary aircraft with its fuselage adorned with a raised hand showing a Vulcan greeting, and a logo announcing 50 Years of Star Trek. The airberlin A320 Airbus, aka D-ABFG, departed from Dusseldorf for Rome today. The aircraft will be flying around the airline’s European route network throughout September. As well as specially-made Star Trek headrest covers, it will carry 100,000 limited edition “Spock bags”, which are sure to become collectors’ items!
TELE 5 has the exclusive rights to free TV broadcasts of Star Trek: The Original Series in Germany, and will be celebrating the anniversary with a special schedule of programmes starting on 8th September. As part of the collaboration, airberlin will also offer a selection of Star Trek episodes and bonus footage on its in-flight entertainment programme over the coming months. Star Trek fans and passengers of Germany’s second largest airline can also look forward to further highlights over the next two weeks. Established or aspiring Trekkies can keep updated at www.tele5.de/startrek50 and at www.airberlin.com/startrek
Anyone who takes a good photo of airberlin’s Star Trek aircraft and posts it on social media with the hashtags #StarTrek50, #airberlin and #Tele5 will be in with a chance of winning a surprise Star Trek package courtesy of airberlin and TELE 5.
airberlin is one of the leading airlines in Europe and flies to 131 destinations worldwide each year. The second largest airline in Germany carried more than 30.2 million passengers in 2015. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21 per cent share in airberlin, and through membership of the oneworld® airline alliance. topbonus, the frequent flyer programme of airberlin, is one of the leading programmes in Europe with more than 4 million members. The airline with the award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 23 airlines. The fleet is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe. Together with other airlines, airberlin belongs to Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand with which Etihad has been uniting shared activities since the end of 2014.