Just in case you were wondering, the little wooden man being held by Guy Street is in fact a Radschläger (cartwheeler), the historical symbol of Düsseldorf. Celebrating the launch; Alex Leach (BA CityFlyer, Cabin Crew Performance Manager), Erhard Arent (Managing Director HSBC Trinkaus und Burkhardt AG, Advisor British Chamber of Commerce in Germany), Guy Street (Chairman British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, c/o Deloitte & Touche GmbH), Luke Hayhoe (BA CityFlyer, General Manager Commercial and Customer), Tobias Verlende (UK Chairman British Chamber of Commerce in Germany and Head of London office of German law firm Luther), Christina Knicker (Düsseldorf Airport, Manager Airline Marketing), Elke Spiegel (London City Airport, Sales Manager Europe), Sabine Breukmann (British Airways, Airport Manager Düsseldorf), and Nicolas Barlin (British Airways, Customer Service Manager Germany).
- BA CityFlyer added a 467-kilometre city pair between London City (LCY) and Düsseldorf (DUS) on 1 September. The new operation between the two business centre cities is scheduled with thrice-daily operations (Monday to Friday), as well as daily (Saturday and Sunday), resulting in 17 weekly flights. Saab 2000s (operated by Eastern Airways on BA CityFlyer’s behalf) are used on the route which has no direct competition. However, British Airways also serves Düsseldorf with up to six daily flights from London Heathrow, while Lufthansa also serves Heathrow (with five daily flights), with further competition coming from airberlin (up to three daily flights to London Stansted), and easyJet (twice-daily flights from London Gatwick). Düsseldorf becomes the second German destination served by BA CityFlyer from London City Airport, after Frankfurt.