New British Airways flights to Munich from London City airport took off at the weekend.

The year-round service means the airline now runs four routes to Germany from London City.

Frequency was increased frequency to Berlin from the Docklands airport to 18 return flights a week earlier this year.

One-way fares to Munich start at £64.

BA commercial and customer general manager Luke Hayhoe said: “Munich complements our existing flights to Berlin, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt and means that we now fly 82 return flights a week to Germany this winter.

“The new route will increase the number of British Airways’ destinations from London City airport to 34.”

London City chief commercial officer Richard Hill added: “Munich is a German powerhouse of a city, attracting leisure and business travellers alike.

“Its gaining popularity is reflected in the frequency of this new three-times-a-day British Airways service, which makes travel between Munich and the centre of London easier and quicker.”