LONDON –  British Airways announced yesterday that it has launched a new service from London City airport to Munich.

The first flight for the new route took off on Saturday which now means British Airways offers four German-based destinations from London City Aiport.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer, said: “Germany is such an important destination for both business and leisure customers, so the addition of Munich to our schedule has been welcomed by everyone who flies from London City. With well-timed frequent flights, there are plenty of options for customers who either want to do a day trip or stay for longer.

The new service to Munich will operate alongside BA’s three current services to Dusseldorf, Berlin, and Frankfurt.

The airline in addition to this new service has also increased the frequency of flights from Berlin to Docklands to 18 return flights a week. The service will operate on a three times daily rotation and will operate on a year-round basis.

He continued, adding: “Munich complements our existing flights to Berlin, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt and means that we now fly 82 return flights a week to Germany this winter. The new route will increase the number of British Airways’ destinations from London City Airport to 34.”

Richard Hill, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport commented on this route launch, offering out the benefits of the destination to UK travellers alike.

“Munich is a German powerhouse of a city, attracting leisure and business travellers alike. Its gaining popularity is reflected in the frequency of this new three-times-a-day British Airways service, which makes travel between Munich and the centre of London easier and quicker thanks to the convenience of London City Airport.

Hill continued to emphasize what Munich is popular for, from its culture to its professions, like Beer as well as its strategy out of London City.

“It’s not just the world-famous Oktoberfest that brings thousands of visitors to explore Munich. Alongside the city’s beer halls are public parks, historic architecture, and a leading centre for business – home to globally recognized firms.”

“Through British Airways’ continued growth at its London City base, we are keeping London connected to Europe – enabling trade and tourism in both directions.”

Even despite the recent woes over BREXIT, it would appear that many Airlines including British Airways are not worried about the potential for travel disruption with new routes to between Europe and the UK being opened.