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Lufthansa cuts Berlin-New York route

Lufthansa is ending services between Berlin’s Tegel Airport and New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport, according to eTNW.

The route cut is due to Lufthansa failing to bag optimal landing times needed to fill aircraft and turn a profit.

Lufthansa introduced the JFK service following the collapse of Air Berlin last year with five flights a week using an Airbus A330. The problem is that the flight departs Berlin at 17h35 and doesn’t arrive in New York until after 21h30. The return service departs New York at 23h20 and arrives in Berlin around 12h00 the following day.

Lufthansa will retain a Berlin-New York link of sorts, selling seats to Newark on flights operated by partner, United Airlines. Passengers who want to travel on Lufthansa will have to do so via Frankfurt.
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