Lufthansa has increased its frequency of flights to UK by initiating new routes to Gatwick (double daily service) and Aberdeen (three times daily). The airline, which is all set to sell of its low-cost unit, also added flights to its Heathrow route.

Lufthansa has put into operation a new flight service between Frankfurt and Gatwick.

Lufthansa, whose parent company is understood to be in negotiations about selling BMI, has increased its services between UK airports and Frankfurt notably with the launch of the winter schedules.

Apart from operating a new double daily service from Gatwick, Lufthansa has also added Aberdeen in its network of airports connected. The airline will offer three-times-a-day service from Aberdeen. To boot, there will be six additional flights every week from Heathrow to the Germany’s financial hub. With so many options on platter for travellers, finding cheap flight tickets will now perhaps be a little easier for budget-conscious passengers.

Lufthansa Flights will take off from Gatwick at 0945 and 1740 and arrive at Frankfurt at 1220 and 2015, respectively. From Frankfurt, flights will depart at 0845 and 1625 and land at the Gatwick at 0910 and 1650, respectively.

On the other hand, flights will have departures at 0605, 0955 and 1740 from Aberdeen and will be arriving in Frankfurt at 0900, 1250 and 2035 respectively. Flights from Frankfurt have scheduled departures at 0815, 1600 and 2135 and will land in Aberdeen at 0920, 1705 and 2240.

Guy Stephenson, Gatwick Airport’s commercial director said: “It is great to welcome Lufthansa and strengthen the links between the financial and economic centres of London and Frankfurt.

“The new Gatwick-Frankfurt route isn’t just good news for the business traveller however.

“It will also benefit the leisure passenger who will be able to plug into Lufthansa’s global network and visit destinations such as Mumbai and Johannesburg.

“This is why the route is so exciting, as it helps make Gatwick one of the most globally connected airports in the world and gives passengers the largest choice of destinations to fly to,” Guy Stephenson was quoted as saying.

Marianne Sammann, Lufthansa General Manager UK and Ireland, was hopeful that the adding of Gatwick to its network will benefit passengers.

“The addition of Gatwick to our route network will bring huge benefits for Lufthansa passengers from across the south-east of England by substantially increasing their travel options. Early indications are that more than two thirds of the passengers using the new Gatwick service are connecting on to our global network route,” she said.

Gatwick offers more than 200 options when it comes to travellers opting for a destination for flying out of the airport. And by linking Gatwick to Frankfurt, Lufthansa has unwrapped even more travel opportunities for the passengers.

Lufthansa connects Frankfurt to 84 countries and thus offers a chance to the passengers in the south-east of England to travel to and explore destinations like Buenos Aires. And all that with much convenience from their local London airport – the Gatwick!

Gatwick seems to be emerging as the most favoured airport in the UK. AirAsia X (a Malaysian-based low-cost airline) and Vietnam Airlines (the national flag carrier of Vietnam) very recently started operations to the Gatwick Airport.

Is Lufthansa Going to Sell BMI to British Airways?

In an unrelated yet extremely significant development for Lufthansa and British travellers, it has been reported that Deutsche Lufthansa AG has reached a draft accord to sell off BMI to IAG, BA’s parent group. BMI is Lufthansa Group’s low-cost unit that is known to offer cheap flight tickets. A UK based carrier, BMI has been in red for some time now.

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