One of the fruits of the merger currently taking place between Swiss and Lufthansa is the opportunity to offer passengers more connection opportunities.
Travel agents have begun selling passengers tickets combining flights with both carriers. It means a routing to mainland Europe could include the best connection heading out via Swiss' hub and returning with that of Lufthansa.
Passengers using online agents like Travelocity or Expedia will display a selection of Swiss and Lufthansa flights and connections so you can choose the best ones for your needs.
It's of particular benefit to passengers using airports like London City (which has a limited range of direct flights) as they now have access to many more important business destinations by connecting in Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich.
Tickets can be booked in economy or business class with the price usually being less than the cost of a direct service from London Heathrow.
Destinations where Swiss and Lufthansa combine flights for better connection opportunities from London City include Warsaw, Budapest, Prague, Moscow, Madrid, Barcelona and Rome.
At least two of these cities are among the most requested destinations by passengers using London City. But direct flights are currently not possible because the existing planes using City do not have the range to fly non-stop.
Report by Alex McWhirter