A new Flybe connection between London City airport and Dusseldorf will run as a codeshare with Air Berlin.

The service is being made available to book by both airlines with the German carrier attaching its flight numbers to the 34 flights a week which start on October 30.

Flybe will run up to six connections a day Mondays to Fridays, and up to two flights a day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Onward connections with Air Berlin will be offered to Scandinavia, Poland, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland, as well as Abu Dhabi and New York.

Flybe chief revenue officer, Vincent Hodder, said: ‘‘We are really delighted with the travel opportunities that have now opened up for our customers through this new route between Dusseldorf and London City as a result of our codeshare with Air Berlin.

“It is another exciting development in the continued growth of Flybe, further strengthening our ‘One Stop to the World’ proposition for convenient, seamless access to the rest of the world.“

The German airline’s chief strategy and planning officer, Neil Mills, added: “We are very happy to be expanding our already extensive codeshare partnership with Flybe by adding another popular destination.

“The direct connection from our hub in Dusseldorf to the convenient London City airport offers increased convenience for our passengers and is a very attractive proposition for business and leisure travellers alike.”

Flybe started codeshare flights from Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster, Manchester and Southampton with Air Berlin in August via Dusseldorf, Berlin-Tegel, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart.

Connections are also available between Hanover and Milan-Malpensa in Italy, and Lyon with Flybe’s new intra-European services.