London City Gets Berlin Connection

German flag carrier Lufthansa is to launch a new service between London City Airport and Berlin.

The twice-daily flights between the UK and Germany are due to begin operation on January 14th next year, the airline announced.

Furthermore, Lufthansa said that the service frequency would rise to three times a day when the summer 2008 timetable begins.

Operated by Lufthansa's regional partner, Eurowings, the flights will leave London City Airport at 09:40 and 18:05, arriving at Berlin-Tegel at 12:25 and 20:50 local time.

Return flights from the German hub are set to take off at 08:30 and 16:55 local time and land in the UK at 09:10 and 17:35.

"The launch of the Berlin-Tegel route is exciting news for London City Airport and perfectly complements the range of German destinations available," commented Richard Gooding, chief executive at London City Airport.

"We are very proud of our long-standing 14 year relationship with Lufthansa and Star Alliance, with successful existing routes to Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Nuremberg currently operating out of London City Airport and Stuttgart to be added next month."

This is what the Lonely Planet has to say about the German capital: "Since reunification in 1990, it has evolved into a dynamic, sexy and creative city where a surprising light-heartedness lurks beneath an austere exterior."

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