The Luxembourg based airline Luxair is to introduce direct flights between London City and Antwerp in Belgium. This will be only UK flight to the city, although airlines such as VLM have tried it in the past.
The route will launch on 16th January 2023 using a Q400 turboprop aircraft.
There will be four flights per week, departing on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This is not exactly ideal for the business traveller who values frequency above all else.
What is smart is the timings – the Monday and Tuesday flights are early morning, in both directions, whilst the Thursday and Friday flights are late afternoon. This will suit those looking to do 2-5 full business days in either city.
From 29th March 2023, a Wednesday flight (late afternoon) will be added.
The headline price is £139 return. Luxair uses Lufthansa’s Miles & More programme as its frequent flyer scheme.
Anne Doyere, London City Airport’s Director of Aviation said:
“Reconnecting London to Europe’s regions has been a post pandemic priority of ours, and we are delighted to be able to grow our partnership with Luxair by once again offering the only direct flight from the United Kingdom to Antwerp.”