“The resumption of the route is an important milestone for the airport and a positive signal for the economic recovery of the UK and Europe,” said Anne Doyere, head of aviation at the airport. “This will restore a very popular connection between two of the world’s most important financial centres.”
The city airport expects business traffic to increase in the near future. “The restrictions are getting smaller and smaller, companies are becoming more active and more and more people are going back to work. Demand for such business routes will not increase until the autumn. Lufthansa’s decision to resume the London City-Frankfurt route also shows its confidence in it.”
London City Airport closed its doors on 25 March for all commercial flights. The flight resumed on 21 June, but due to the strict British quarantine measures, it was only flights to domestic destinations.
It was not until 10 July, after a three-and-a-half month break, that the first international flights started from London’s city airport. London City Airport expects more airlines to decide to resume operations in the coming period.