easyJet launches London Gatwick – Dusseldorf

easyJet will fly from Gatwick to Dusseldorf from Saturday 9 February 2019.

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easyJet Airbus aircraft
easyJet Airbus aircraft (Image Credit: easyJet)

easyJet is to launch a new route from London Gatwick to Dusseldorf.

The airline will fly to the city up to twice daily from Saturday 9 February 2019. The precise flight times vary by day, but on weekdays there are early morning and early evening departures from Gatwick.

Dusseldorf is also a convenient means of visiting Cologne, which easyJet does not serve from Gatwick, as you can catch a train from Dusseldorf airport to the city.

easyJet has also confirmed that it will suspend London Gatwick – Aberdeen from Friday 8 February 2019. easyJet will however continue to fly to Aberdeen daily from London Luton. This is a route whose performance seems inextricably linked to the health of oil industry traffic.

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British Airways Closes Munich Lounge

BA’s Galleries lounge in Munich has closed. Eligible passengers can use a third party lounge “Airport Lounge World”.

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Airport Lounge World, Terminal 1, Munich Airport
Airport Lounge World, Terminal 1, Munich Airport (Image Credit: Munich Airport)

British Airways’ Galleries lounge in Munich has closed today, Thursday 1 November 2018.

The reason given for the closure is a redevelopment of the airport. The lounge was refurbished relatively recently in the “Galleries” format.

Passengers travelling in Club Europe and BA Executive Club Silver and Gold cardholders can use a newly opened third party lounge “Airport Lounge World”.

Set across two levels, the lounge promises views of the airport apron, complimentary hot and cold food, soft and alcoholic drinks, and showers.

Passengers not eligible to access the lounge by virtue of cabin or frequent flyer status can also purchase access from €48 per person.

The lounge is located after security. Passengers are advised to turn left after security and walk towards a lift signposting the lounge, which will arrive directly at the lounge entrance. The lounge is open from 06:00 to 23:00 daily.

British Airways launches London City – Munich

British Airways will fly from London City to Munich up to three times daily from 16 February 2019.

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St. Maximilian Church and River Isar, Munich
St. Maximilian Church and River Isar, Munich (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to launch a new route from London City to Munich.

The airline will fly to Munich up to three times daily from Saturday 16 February 2019. Flights will be operated with Embraer E190 aircraft.

This will be the only direct flight from London City to Munich. The BA press release specifically refers to one BA corporate client Siemens welcoming the route, which suggests they may have provided guarantees to secure the route.

BA is also due to launch a new route from London City to Rome from November. These new routes are enabled by the addition of four new Embraer aircraft and further route announcements are expected. Full details of BA’s route network at London City is available at ba.com

Here is the timetable. As BA also flies from Heathrow to Munich up to 7 times daily it is of course possible to “mix and match” London departure and arrival airports, if that is convenient.

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London City – Munich

Flight BA3291 Depart London City 08:10 – Arrive Munich 10:55 (Monday – Saturday)
Flight BA3293 Depart London City 13:50 – Arrive Munich 16:35 (Monday – Friday, Sunday)
Flight BA3295 Depart London City 18:40 – Arrive Munich 21:25 (Monday – Friday, Sunday)

Munich – London City

Flight BA3292 Depart Munich 06:45 – Arrive London City 07:40 (Monday – Saturday)
Flight BA3294 Depart Munich 12:20 – Arrive London City 13:25 (Monday – Friday, Sunday)
Flight BA3296 Depart Munich 17:15 – Arrive London City 18:10 (Monday – Friday, Sunday)

BA launches winter seasonal London Gatwick – Cologne

British Airways has launched a new winter seasonal route from London Gatwick to Cologne from Friday 16 November 2018 to Friday 29 March 2019.

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Cologne Cathedral (Image Credit: London Air Travel)
Cologne Cathedral (Image Credit: London Air Travel)

British Airways has launched a new winter seasonal route from London Gatwick to Cologne.

The airline will fly to Cologne four times weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from Friday 16 November 2018 to Friday 29 March 2019. The exact flight times vary widely by day. This will be the only direct route between London Gatwick and Cologne.

It’s worth noting that Cologne is very easily reached by train from Dusseldorf airport. Therefore, it should be easy to “mix and match” this route with BA’s six daily flights between London Heathrow and Dusseldorf, if convenient.

BA also serves Friedrichshafen and Nuremburg on a winter seasonal basis at Gatwick. Please see here for BA’s Gatwick winter schedule. Further route announcements may be made over the next few weeks.

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BA launches winter seasonal London Gatwick – Nuremberg

BA is to launch a winter seasonal route from London Gatwick to Nuremberg from 30 November 2017

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British Airways Short Haul Economy Cabin (Credit: British Airways)

BA has launched a new winter seasonal route from London Gatwick to Nuremberg.

The flight from Gatwick to Nuremberg airport will operate for just five weeks from Thursday 30 November 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018. The route is then scheduled to resume on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Flights operate four times weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday by an Airbus A319 aircraft in a two class (Club Europe business class and EuroTraveller economy) configuration.

As is often the case for BA short-haul flights at Gatwick, the precise flight times vary by both day and week. 

However, flights typically leave London Gatwick at around 4-5pm and return from Nuremberg at around 8-9pm. The flight numbers are BA2660 for the outbound and BA2661 for the inbound.

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BA launches London City – Hamburg from 27 October 2014

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Hamburg (Image Credit: British Airways)
Hamburg (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways’ expansion at London City airport continues with the launch of a twice daily service, excluding weekends, from the airport to Hamburg in Germany from 27 October 2014.

The route will be operated for BA by its Scandinavian franchise partner SUN-AIR using a single cabin (so no Club Europe business class) Dornier 328 Turboprop commuter aircraft.

Here is the planned timetable:

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BA launches London City – Düsseldorf from 1 September 2013

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Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways, through its subsidiary BA CityFlyer, is to launch a new route from London City airport to Düsseldorf from 1 September 2013.

This will complement the existing service from London Heathrow to Düsseldorf. The route will be operated on behalf of BA by Eastern Airways under a BA livered Saab 2000 aircraft.

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Here is the initial planned timetable:

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