Lufthansa to axe LCY-Munich route

16 May 2012 by BusinessTraveller

Lufthansa is to cease flights between London City (LCY) and Munich from October 26. Until that time Lufthansa’s twice daily weekday service continues unchanged between LCY and the Bavarian capital.

Fans of LCY will be surprised and disappointed by the news. Lufthansa is the sole carrier flying between the airport and Munich, and it is not known yet whether or not another airline will take over.

According to passengers wishing to flying between LCY and Munich after October 26 will have to take connecting Lufthansa flights over Frankfurt. But the flight prices will be higher.

Besides being a major business city in its own right, Munich also plays the role of a secondary hub for Lufthansa. So LCY passengers will miss out on connection opportunities for destinations further afield.

A Lufthansa spokesperson explained that the route “has not been economically viable.” The airline says that a full Lufthansa timetable to Munich with 56 flights a week will continue to operate out of London Heathrow. There will also be 19 flights a week out of Birmingham and 20 services from Manchester.

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Report by Alex McWhirter

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