Lufthansa continues to decline the opportunity for a third German hub at Berlin

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On several occasions CAPA has reported on Lufthansa’s apparent disinterest in building any kind of hub operation at Berlin, where a new airport opened in 2020 following lengthy delays.

Berlin is, of course, the capital of GermanyEurope’s most populated country, with the largest economy.

Now Lufthansa’s CEO has reinforced that reticence, insisting that the country is “too small” to merit a northern hub to supplement the existing central and southern ones.

But is it? And could Lufthansa develop its modest Berlin operations – which amount to a feed to Frankfurt and Munich – by way of O&D routes alone? 

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