Lufthansa Group is rolling out a new airline in its lineup, City Airlines, which will combine the quality of Lufthansa and the experience of Lufthansa CityLine. All three airlines plan to work in close coordination, with the launch scheduled for mid-2023.

City Airlines GmbH was founded in Munich during the summer of 2022 under the "CityLine 2.0"project. The new airline will focus on short and medium-haul routes, thus expanding the European route network in the Lufthansa Group.

The regional carrier will operate with an Airbus fleet – likely A319s – and hiring is underway. However, ongoing negotiations with pilots in the Group could complicate matters.