Flights between central London and Frankfurt will resume at the start of September, London City Airport and Lufthansa have announced.
The German carrier will commence two flights a day between the cities from Monday 7 September.
London City Airport suspended flights temporarily for nearly three months between March and June in response to the escalating public health crisis and government lockdown measures.
Some flights to domestic destinations resumed in late June, with international flights resuming on 10 July. Routes currently operating from London City Airport include Amsterdam, Ibiza, Málaga, Florence, Luxembourg and Nice, as well as several other international and domestic destinations.
Confidence in recovery
“The resumption of our Frankfurt route is a significant milestone for London City Airport and a positive sign for the UK’s and Europe’s economic recovery, restoring a very popular connection between two of the world’s most important financial centres”, London City Airport’s Head of Aviation, Anne Doyere said.
“We have already seen demand from passengers to travel, especially for a summer holiday after months of lockdown. As restrictions continue to ease, with businesses increasing activity and more people getting back to work, we anticipate demand for business travel on routes such as this will grow as we head into the autumn.”
“Lufthansa’s decision to resume this route with twice-daily flights demonstrates their confidence in that too.”
Lufthansa will initially operate two flights a day between London City Airport and Frankfurt, offering passengers the opportunity to connect into the airline’s wider international route network from its Frankfurt hub.