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London To Berlin - Why Only BA And Buzz?  
User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

I've just been checking out the direct flights between London and Berlin. For some reason only BA and Buzz operate this route. Does anyone know why Lufthansa doesn't. I know Interflug used to years ago but they got absorbed into Lufthansa didn't they ?


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User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

I was wondering the same thing myself. When I was planning my London-Berlin trip laste easter I was surprised to find out LH do not provide a direct link - capital city to capital city, very strange. Only BA and Buzz have flights. I did chose LH anyway, I had to change at Dusseldorf on the way, and on my return in Frankfurt.
It seems ridiculous for LH not to have such a service. A twice daily 737/320 service atleast, or even British Midland could operate the service and codeshare with LH(like they do on most UK-germany services). Seeing as there are direct services from most other main German cities(Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgaert, Frankfurt, Hannover etc) I think Berlin definetly needs an LH link to heathrow.

User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

Well, there used to be.

In I think 1996 I flew London City - Berlin with a German airline called Contiflug, who I believe are now not in existance. Tis strange about LH though.

L1011 - P F M
User currently offlineKrushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Prior to the reunification, I think that only airlines from the three occupying powers (UK, USA, France) could fly to West Berlin. I suppose that since then LH started to build an adequate route coverage from Berlin, but it still looks to me too much time 12 years to establish a direct flight to London.

User currently offlineLXLGU From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Hey everyone-
Effective 25 March Lufthansa will inaugurate
service with the ARJ Jet LONDON CITY TEGEL
Sundays-2 x daily
Saturdays 1x daily
Weekdays 3 x daily
Flying time LON BER 1H 55 MIN

Makes sense as LCY is such an easy airport-close
to the financial district

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