Eurowings will cancel its London Heathrow to Berlin route effective October 27, German media reports.
The news will come as a surprise to those readers who use Lufthansa’s budget subsidiary to fly the route.
It is one of a couple at least which Eurowings is terminating at Berlin Tegel from the start of the winter timetable.
The carrier is loss-making and its parent (Lufthansa) is seeking to its losses.
Eurowings timed its twice daily non-stop London-Berlin flights as taking one hour and 55 mins.
In its place it will offer travellers indirect routings via other points in Germany.
But the travel times are far longer and take anything between 3.5 and 8 hours depending on the route chosen.
In a comment to Airliners.de, a Lufthansa spokesperson is quoted as saying the route was being dropped “due to a lack of cost-effectiveness.”
It means that British Airways will be gaining a monopoly on the London Heathrow to Berlin route.
However BA does offer a lot of choice. In November it will be flying up to eight times a day from Heathrow and up to four times a day from London City.
Readers seeking other carriers will have to choose budget carriers from other airports or BA’s existing service from London City.
It is unclear what will happen to the Heathrow slots.