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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.

Lufthansa adds new routes to London Gatwick and Belfast City Airpor

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.

Comments (55)

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  • Gentle Giant says:

    Lots of woes with insufficient food and drinks loaded on board, lost luggage, and a 53% OT performance. Logistics and planning is not their strength, is it? Slot inheritance needs to be reviewed, they can’t perform, fare paying public needs AL’s who can.

    • Jack says:

      they can pefrom and often do people need to be relalistic with what they expect. they are a huge airline contending with many challenges at a very over run airport they can perform and do very well hence why they have run for so long

      • Paul says:

        Well in my experience almost all European carriers provide a better service than BA. Yes they get wrong but not nearly as often as BA. Austrian were outstanding in business class managing a full hot meal on a 60 minute flight with no fuss. Connecting in Vienna was painless. In February KLM from AMS were excellent with very smooth transit thanks in large part to the new scanners.
        Just flown to Hawaii but choose AA flights under BA flight numbers. All the benefits of BA none of the grief. Every flight on time and of course great steak and the ice cream sundae dessert. My wife who flew BA and was delayed and fed some pretty mediocre food in her club suite

  • DaveJ says:

    So what does “ “This is the first flight on any airline between Northern Ireland and Germany.” actually mean then?

    • Rob says:

      It’s the first flight on any airline between NI and Germany because there aren’t any at the moment.

      • ADS says:

        that is pretty shocking !

        even lowly Knock airport has a twice a week flight to Cologne in the summer !!

  • Swifty says:

    Guys and ladies, I’ve been on a few paid-for different carriers shortish haul, up to 4.5hrs recently, and my tiny sample would suggest ba is fairly decent still. Maybe it’s down to the crew eh. Mix of cabins. Just went on a 737 800 with sun express to turkey, seats had masses of space in front of legs but no recline amd skinny seats af. Most uncomfortable, had to go the codeine red wine route and slept whole way. 20kg Luggage was included and also a handnaggage upto 8kg. 70 quid all in. But the onboard small wine was 9euros and some hairibos were a fiver. Nuts were a 5er. Horses for courses, I could have paid 133 with BA and been given some 50%fat crisps amd mini bottle water.

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