Düsseldorf boost for exporters

Düsseldorf boost for exporters

Businesses with interests in Germany are set to benefit from a new direct service connecting London City Airport and the German fashion hub of Düsseldorf.

Flybe will operate up to three conveniently timed flights a day between London City and Düsseldorf from 30 October as part of its 2016-17 Winter schedule.

This new route joins existing Flybe services to Amsterdam and Paris Charles de Gaulle as the airline’s third year-round service to continental Europe from London City airport.

Matthew Hall, chief commercial officer at London City Airport, said: “Flybe’s Dusseldorf service will add flexibility and choice to passengers travelling between the UK capital and this major German city, known as much for its vibrant culture as its status as a global business and financial centre.

“London City Airport’s location, in close proximity to key business districts and central London, means professionals or city breakers can spend less time in transit and more time to enjoy their destination.”

According to the latest research by the Department for International Trade shows Germany is the UK’s largest export market in Europe and second largest globally after the US.

Parveen Thornhill, London regional director at the Department for International Trade, believes the route will provide a major boost to businesses across the South of England with business interests in Germany.

Speaking to BQ, she said: “It’s great to see connections to Germany improved. After all, Germany is a key trading partner for the UK.

“We need London exporters to have easy access not just to Berlin but emerging hubs like Dusseldorf.

“London businesses looking for opportunities in Germany should do all they can to learn about this exciting market.”



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