British Airways commenced flights between London City and Munich on 16 February, with the first return departure taking place the following day. On hand to cut the ribbon in Munich to officially open the 908-kilometre sector, along with the crew, were: Felipe Quintela, Sales Relationship Manager; British Airways CityFlyer; Martin Laubenthal, Director Traffic Development, Munich Airport; and Olaf Schrems, Sales Manager Germany, British Airways.
- British Airways launched flights from London City (LCY) to Munich (MUC) on 16 February. The carrier will operate the route with 18 weekly departures, with there being a three times daily service between Mondays and Fridays, with a single rotation on Saturdays and a twice-daily connection on Sundays. No other operator is currently flying between the two airports. The carrier will operate the 908-kilometre sector using its fleet of 98-seat E190s, with the new route creating 3,528 additional weekly two-way seats. Munich becomes the airline’s fourth German service from London City, with it already linking the UK capital’s most central airport to Berlin Tegel, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. BA already serves Munich from London Heathrow, offering 52 weekly departures this winter. Along with London’s City and Heathrow airports, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted also offer flights to Munich, while Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester airports in the UK also have direct services. Bristol was also served until this weekend, with its route being lost as a result of bmi regional ceasing operations.