Lufthansa is launching flights to London Gatwick, the airline’s eighth destination in the United Kingdom, in October. The German carrier will serve the U.K.’s second-largest airport twice daily, connecting it with Frankfurt and to Lufthansa’s global network. The route will be operated by a Boeing B737-500 with 120 seats in Business and Economy Class.
“The new service to a third London airport will enable us to offer an attractive alternative for passengers flying to London,” said Kay Kratky, a member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board. “The city’s second-largest airport will also be of interest to leisure travelers who wish to visit the south of England and its impressive coastline.”
With the introduction of flights to Gatwick, Lufthansa will increase its weekly services from Germany to the U.K. to 455. This winter, in addition to London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London City, Lufthansa’s UK route network will encompass Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.