Lufthansa launches new routes from Belfast City and Gatwick
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Lufthansa is continuing to build out its UK network post pandemic.
Two new routes to Frankfurt launched this week.
Flights from Belfast City will operate four times per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday). This is the first flight on any airline between Northern Ireland and Germany.
London Gatwick to Frankfurt will operate twice per day.
Whilst there will clearly be point to point traffic, these services are primarily aimed at funnelling long haul connecting passengers onto Lufthansa.
As a reminder, short-haul Lufthansa-branded services only operate to Frankfurt and Munich to enable connections to Lufthansa long-haul flights.
Short-haul flights from the UK to other German cities such as Hamburg are operated by the low cost Eurowings subsidiary. Eurowings is not in Star Alliance but does let you earn and redeem Lufthansa Miles & More miles.