Lufthansa expands its long-haul network

Airbus A380 Lufthansa Photo by Lufthansa

Lufthansa expands its route network and will offer new intercontinental destinations from Frankfurt and Munich in summer 2018.

San Diego is the second largest city in the U.S. state of California and eighth overall in the Unites States. Beginning in summer 2018, Lufthansa will offer five weekly San Diego flights from Frankfurt. Likewise in summer 2018, Lufthansa will reintroduce the Singapore route into its flight schedule from Munich. Five times a week, passengers will be able to fly from the Bavarian capital to the lively economic metropolis in Asia. At the same time, Lufthansa will offer more additional flights from Munich to Chicago. Instead of seven times a week, Lufthansa will fly from Bavaria to the “Windy City” ten times per week.

Good news for Airbus A380 Fans in Munich: Starting in summer 2018, Lufthansa will introduce the Airbus A380 in Munich on long-haul destinations to Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing. For this reason, Lufthansa will transfer five of its 14 Airbus A380s from Frankfurt to Munich.

This is result of Lufthansa’s turbulent relationship with Frankfurt Airport (FRA) this year. When Fraport agreed to host competitors, primarily low-cost airline Ryanair at a discounted rate at Germany’s largest air hub, Lufthansa has tried to negotiate a similar deal but without success. So decision was to open up to 500 new positions in Bavaria. Over the next two years, the Lufthansa long-haul fleet in Munich will be receiving two more aircraft.

— Lufthansa