Lufthansa offer more destinations, more flights in the summer
This summer, the airline will operate 13304 flights per week on average, compared with 12853 flights in summer 2010, an increase of 3.5 per cent.
During the forthcoming summer timetable, Lufthansa will offer flights to 211 Lufthansa destinations in 84 countries, as against 204 destinations in 81 countries last year.
“In terms of destinations and routes, we have never offered our passengers such a wide choice of flights,” says Thierry Antinori, Chief Marketing Officer on the Lufthansa German Airlines Board. “We are expanding in all our traffic areas, not just on long-haul routes, but once again in Europe, too.”
This summer, passengers will be able to fly with the A380, the most modern aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet, to five destinations: Johannesburg, New York (J. F. Kennedy), Beijing and San Francisco (from 10 May) and Tokyo (Narita). A sixth destination, which has yet to be announced, will be included in the A380 schedule by the middle of the year.
The 2011 summer timetable includes four new summer destinations/holiday resorts: Antalya, Ibiza (from Munich), Palermo (from Frankfurt and Munich) and Trondheim (from Frankfurt).
Lufthansa is also expanding its offering for leisure travellers by adding eleven new flights to existing holiday destinations. This summer, non-stop flights will also be offered from Frankfurt to Westerland/Sylt, Rostock, Bastia/Corsica, Olbia/Sardinia, Genoa/Liguria and Split/Dalmatia.
In the summer months, popular holiday destinations such as Bastia/Corsica, Bergen/Norway, Dubrovnik/Croatia, Inverness/Scotland, Jersey/Channel Islands, Keflavik/Iceland, Naples/Italy, Newquay/Cornwall and Olbia/Sardinia are only a few hours away by air from Düsseldorf or Hamburg.
Lufthansa passengers have a choice of 23 flights per week to the Spanish island of Majorca from five German airports: From Frankfurt and Düsseldorf there is even a daily service.
Available seating capacity will be increased across Lufthansa's route network by 11.3 per cent compared with the 2010 summer timetable. This increase remains attributable to Lufthansa's policy of ongoing fleet renewal, which involves replacing aircraft with larger and more fuel-efficient types. The Airbus A380 has 196 more seats than a Boeing 747-400 and therefore adds significantly to the available capacity. Eight A380 are scheduled to be in service towards the end of the summer timetable.