Lufthansa has unveiled a tranche of new services from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. Kicking off next summer, the main focus of the airline’s plans will centre around North America, with an expansion of its coverage coming to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Anchorage, Seattle, Orlando, Detroit.
Outside of the US, Bangalore, in India, has also been added to the Lufthansa timetable.
“Lufthansa Group is significantly increasing its commitment at the Munich hub and continuing its expansion to a hub for Asia with the addition of Bangalore. At the same time, Lufthansa Group is one of Europe’s largest providers of holiday travel. Demand in this area in particular is rising sharply. We will therefore be expanding our long-haul program from Munich and Frankfurt in cooperation with Eurowings in addition to the offers that have already been planned for Fall 2019.
Lufthansa’s feeder flights and the Frankfurt and Munich hubs will make it even easier for our passengers to reach the most beautiful places in the world in future,” says Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chief Commercial Officer Network Airlines. Lufthansa will support the marketing of the new Eurowings long-haul destinations with its global sales strength and with high-quality service processes on the ground.
“With the new 2020 summer destinations from Munich and Frankfurt, we are demonstrating once more how we combine the strengths of the two airlines to the benefit of our customers: with a product range tailored to holidaymakers and families and with a fresh, modern, innovative on-board product from Eurowings – supported by Lufthansa’s marketing and sales power. This superb line-up allows us to position Lufthansa Group in the growing long-haul tourist market,” says Thorsten Dirks, member of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and CEO of Eurowings.
Munich in detail:
As of 1 June 2020, there will be flights to Seattle daily except Thursdays. The flight will depart from Munich at 1530 and arrive at its destination at 1600 local time.The return flight will take off in Seattle at 1845 and land in Munich at 1350 the next day.
Another U.S. destination from Munich is Detroit. Beginning on 4 May 2020, Lufthansa will fly to the city in Michigan five times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The flight will depart at 1240 and land at 1545 local time. The return flight to Germany will take off at 1735 local time, arriving in Munich at 0745 the next morning.
As of 31 March 2020, Lufthansa will fly to the Indian metropolis of Bangalore five times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The flight will take off in Munich at 1155 and land at 0005 local time the following day. The return flight to Germany departs at 0145 local time, arriving in Munich at 0730.
All of these cities will be served from Munich for the first time with the Airbus A350-900.
In addition to these flights, the Lufthansa Group will offer two additional U.S. destinations from Lufthansa’s Munich hub: Eurowings will fly to Las Vegas twice a week as of 6 April 2020, on Mondays and Fridays. Flights will depart from the Bavarian capital at 1145 and land in Las Vegas at 1440 local time. The return flight takes off from Las Vegas at 1630 and arrives in Munich at 1255 the next day. These summer connections supplement the year-round connections to the glittering metropolis offered by Lufthansa from Frankfurt three times a week.
Another U.S. destination from Munich is Orlando. As of 7 April 2020, Eurowings will fly an Airbus A330 to the city in the Sunshine State Florida three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Departure will be at 0910 and the flight will land at 1355 local time. The return flight to Germany departs at 1545 local time, arriving in Munich at 0720 the next morning.
Frankfurt in detail:
As of 29 April 2020, Eurowings will fly to Phoenix/Arizona from Germany’s largest hub five times a week – on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flight will take off from Frankfurt at 1405. and arrive at its destination at 0505 local time. The return flight will depart from Phoenix at 1855 and arrive in Frankfurt at 1505 the next day.
New in the 2020 summer timetable from Frankfurt: the city of Anchorage in the US state of Alaska. Eurowings will fly there three times a week beginning on 1 June 2020 – on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.The outbound flight takes off from Frankfurt at 1030 and lands in Anchorage at 1155 local time.The return flight leaves Alaska at 1355 local time, landing in Frankfurt at 1045 the next day.