April 11, 2019
Lufthansa continues to expand its services from Munich Airport as of 2 December, 2019 it will be reinstating the connection to São Paulo in its flight schedule.
Planned are three weekly connections with the Airbus A350-900 to Brazil’s largest city.
Lufthansa Hub Munich chief executive officer, Wilken Bormann said: “The route offering is further proof of the positive development of Munich as a premium hub. For the first time, Lufthansa is operating the Airbus A350-900 to South America, the most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft in the world.”
Due to high demand, Lufthansa will be offering its second daily Airbus A340 flight from Frankfurt to Chicago O’Hare International Airport in winter 2019/20 for the first time. Together with the joint venture partner United Airlines, a total of four daily flights will be offered.
On 31 March, Lufthansa also launched a new daily service from Munich to Osaka. The German carrier has decided to extend this route from Frankfurt to Munich.
Along with the established flights operated by Lufthansa and All Nippon Airways to Tokyo, Munich Airport is now offering a second Japanese destination for the first time. With three daily connections, Munich now ranks fifth in Europe in terms of flights to and from Japan.
From Europe, Japan’s third-largest city can be reached non-stop only from Amsterdam, Helsinki, London Heathrow, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle and now Munich. In 2018 a total of 200,000 passengers traveled in each direction between Munich and Japan.
Asian routes are the main source of growth in intercontinental traffic in the summer of 2019 at Munich Airport. “We believe that Munich Airport will establish itself as a convenient hub for travel to Asia in the coming years and see strong potential for further growth in this market segment,” said Munich Airport’s vice president for traffic development, Oliver Dersch.
Lufthansa is also adding a daily connection to Bangkok starting in June 2019, complementing the existing service operated by Thai Airways. Lufthansa is also bumping up the frequency of its flights to Seoul from 6/7 to 7/7.
From June onward, Lufthansa will increase its service to Singapore from five flights a week to a daily connection. Passengers can now choose between two daily flights, either with Singapore Airlines or Lufthansa.
In the summer of 2019, five airlines will depart 100 times per week to 10 destinations in seven countries in the Far East. This represents a 17 percent increase in the number of flights to that region over the previous year.