Virgin Australia is proud to be a codeshare partner with airberlin. Our partnership with airberlin offers you the choice to fly on our codeshare flights to Berlin and Dusseldorf, and then onwards to Stockholm, Helsinki, Cologne and Hamburg. . Our partnership offers Velocity Frequent Flyer members the ability to earn and redeem Velocity Points and gain Status Credits on eligible flights along with other service benefits.

Visit the airberlin website.

Virgin Australia codeshares on airberlin's non-stop services between Abu Dhabi and Berlin Tegel and Dusseldorf. These services are operated by A330 and A320 aircraft. The partnership also offers codeshare and interline destinations beyond airberlin's hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf, which include Stockholm, Helsinki, Vienna, Gothenburg, Cologne and Hamburg.


airberlin operate A330 aircraft between Abu Dhabi, Berlin and Dusseldorf. These aircraft have a 2-class configuration, with lie-flat seats in Business class, direct aisle access from every seat and 15 inch LED monitors, with over 200 hours of movies, TV shows, documentaries, games and music.

The economy cabin has a 2-4-2 seat configuration with individual IFE, amenity kits, kid's packs, complimentary food and beverages and a selection of special meals.



Virgin Australia and airberlin codeshare on each other's services. Please check your itinerary and ensure you check-in with the operating airline.

You should be checked in for your international flight at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. For further details see Check In.

On arrival in Abu Dhabi for a connecting flight, please check terminal monitors for gate information for your onward flight. If you are holding a boarding pass for your next flight, please proceed directly to your departure gate. Proceed to transfer desk if you have not been checked in for your connecting flight.

Arriving in Australia

On arrival in Australia, all guests must clear immigration and customs before proceeding to domestic transfer area.

Complimentary intra-terminal transfers are offered between domestic and international terminals for connecting guests in Sydney and Brisbane.

Please select your city to view a transfers map and instructions: 


Carry-on Baggage

Your carry-on baggage allowance will depend on the operating carrier’s policy for each sector. The operating carrier of each sector is detailed in your itinerary. View the Virgin Australia and airberlin carry-on baggage guidelines

Checked Baggage

Your bags will be checked to your final destination when purchased in a single ticket, offering you a seamless customer experience. 

Your included baggage allowance depends on fare purchased and your Velocity membership level at time of travel. For more information see Checked Baggage.

Excess Baggage 

Excess baggage fees will be charged for any items that exceed the free checked baggage allowance. For details see Checked Baggage.

Virgin Australia Lounge Access 

We’ve raised the bar. 

Whether it’s relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of a long day, enjoying live music that lifts your mood or simply waking up with a freshly made barista coffee, our lounges aim to make flying a pleasure.

Our architecturally designed lounges are the perfect environment to catch up on work, socialise or relax in comfort. Full business services are available including complimentary WIFI access, meeting rooms and access to a suite of news publications so you can continue your day undisturbed.

Velocity Platinum and Gold members, Guests in business class and Virgin Australia lounge members can enjoy lounge access when travelling on Virgin Australia operated domestic flights.

airberlin Lounge Access

Lounges and airberlin "exclusive waiting areas" are available for Business Class and Velocity Gold and Platinum members in the below ports*

Lounge access available in:

• Dusseldorf
• Abu Dhabi (Al Reem Airport Lounge)

Exclusive Waiting Areas are located in:

• Berlin Tegel: Terminal A and C
• Dusseldorf: Terminal B
• Cologne: Terminal 2
• Munich: Terminal 1
• Hamburg

* Note - Access to third-party operated lounges is not available.

For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit International Lounge Access.   

Frequent Flyer

Become a Velocity Frequent Flyer.

On services operated by
airberlin with a VA or AB flight number
Velocity Platinum members Velocity Gold members Velocity Silver members
Earn Velocity Points tick yes tick yes tick yes
Redeem Velocity Points tick yes tick yes tick yes
Earn Status Credits tick yes tick yes tick yes
Priority airport check-in tick yes tick yes yes
Priority boarding tick yes tick yes no
Access to the airberlin Lounges/Exclusive Waiting Areas
icon-tick icon-tick no
Eligibility for lounge access varies according to your fare class, Velocity membership level and destination. For information on worldwide lounge access, simply select your eligibility from the drop down box on Virgin Australia's International Lounge Access Guide
Increased check in baggage allowance The checked baggage allowance varies according to your fare class and Velocity membership level at the time of travel. Please visit the Virgin Australia Baggage section for further information.




For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit Benefits at a Glance.