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Lufthansa City Airlines to commence operations in June



Lufthansa’s new short-haul subsidiary City Airlines will commence operations on 26 June, with an inaugural flight from Munich to Birmingham.

The new airline, first announced last year, will operate feeder flights for Lufthansa from its main hubs at Munich and Frankfurt.

Initially, Lufthansa City Airlines will operate flights from Munich to the domestic destinations of Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Hanover, as well as international services to Birmingham, Manchester and Bordeaux. 

Tickets on feeder services for Lufthansa as well as for direct flights between Munich and “numerous destinations” can be booked from Wednesday (24 April). It will then also be possible, the carrier said, to book flights with the new ‘VL’ airline code via Lufthansa Group sales channels.

Two Airbus A319s have already been painted in the airline’s new livery, while the group has ordered 40 Airbus A220-300 aircraft for City Airlines with another 20 purchase options.

As its fleet grows, the carrier said it plans to “gradually expand its network” and add further destinations in Europe.

Lufthansa City Airlines managing director of operations, Jens Fehlinger, said the carrier is “contributing to the future viability” of aviation hubs in Munich and Frankfurt.

“We are looking forward to new modern Airbus A220 and A320neo deliveries in the coming years,” he added. “For our guests and employees, we are driving forward our renewal and thus strengthening Lufthansa’s planned growth in long-haul traffic.”

Passengers can expect ‘the proven Lufthansa product and service offering’ on board City Airlines flights for short and medium-haul routes, according to a statement on the Lufthansa Group website.

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