News in brief:
British Airways launches new routes to Germany
British Airways made a rather complex announcement on Friday about new flights into Germany.
The first announcement is that BA is ‘launching’ flights from London City to Hamburg. Whilst technically true, BA already runs a service from City to Hamburg – except that it is a franchised flight operated by Scandinavian carrier SUN-AIR.
BA is taking over the route from its franchisee. The service pattern will not change but the aircraft will be replaced with a larger Saab 2000.
The second announcement IS new. There will be flights from London City to Berlin. There will be up to three flights per day.
Finally, a bizarre one. There will be one flight a week from London Stansted to Berlin (Sunday lunchtime) and one flight a week from Berlin to London Stansted (Friday night). This is a positioning flight to get an aircraft to Stansted to operate the new ‘once a week’ holiday route flights BA is starting this Summer.
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