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New airline launches at Birmingham Airport with Europe flights

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A new airline has launched at Birmingham Airport with flights to Europe. Lufthansa City Airlines, an offshoot of Lufthansa Airlines, chose Birmingham Airport to launch its first ever flight, with a brand new flight schedule arriving in time for the summer holidays.

Lufthansa City Airlines is a lower cost option for those wanting to fly to Germany, and will initially run flights between BHX and Munich. The airline has said following its launch this week, there will be potential to expand its Birmingham Airport offering, including to destinations such as Frankfurt.

Lufthansa City’s first BHX flight was a A320NEO aircraft, said to be 20 percent more fuel efficient than previous models. BHX bosses said Lufthansa City Airlines’ partnership with the airport strengthens the Lufthansa brand on the already popular service from Birmingham to Munich.

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Tom Screen, aviation director at Birmingham Airport said: “We are thrilled to see the launch of this new airline, which is a testament to the existing relationship between Lufthansa and Birmingham Airport.

Brand new European airline Lufthansa City Airlines has started operating from BHX(Image: Lufthansa group)

“We were also delighted to welcome Lufthansa City’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, another step in the right direction as move towards our goal of being a net zero carbon airport by 2033.

“We are honoured to have been selected as the opening airport for this new service for Lufthansa City Airlines.”

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