In light of the upcoming summer season, Lufthansa and Germanwings have expanded capacity by five percent, as measured in available seat-kilometres. Passengers from the GCC and Germanwings can choose from a total of 235 destinations in 78 countries in the 2014 summer flight timetable. It is valid from 30 March to 25 October 2014.
The first day of summer flight timetable on 30 March 2014 is also the date set for handover of Lufthansa direct flights in Düsseldorf. As of this date, 22 Lufthansa destinations will be served by Germanwings. Long-haul connections to New York/Newark (daily) and Chicago (5 flights a week), as well as the routes to Frankfurt and Munich will still be flown by Lufthansa.
Flights to Southeast Asia will be improved substantially. Five weekly services (no service on Tuesdays or Wednesdays) will be offered non-stop from Frankfurt to Kuala Lumpur. From 31 May, this flight will continue to Jakarta.