The German carrier is promoting the fact that travellers will soon be able to take the superjumbo all the way between Frankfurt and Sydney.
In truth the routing involves Lufthansa placing its flight code on an SIA service for the final sector. But it does mean that Lufthansa passengers can now fly an A380 all the way.
As previously reported (see online news May 20), Lufthansa will roster an A380 for its daily Frankfurt-Singapore flight starting at the end of October. And that will connect with SIA’s A380 service linking Singapore with Sydney.
Speaking to news.com.au, Lufthansa’s GM for Australia, Kai Peters, said “Our passengers can for the first time fly all the way [between Australia and Germany or vice versa] on the world’s largest aircraft, combining the latest Lufthansa A380 with an A380 code-share flight of our Star Alliance partner SIA.”
One point to bear in mind is that Lufthansa and SIA offer different types of premium seating on their A380s. Lufthansa has luxurious seating in first class while SIA would maintain it goes one step farther with Suites (in place of first class). When it comes to business class, SIA has fully flat beds whereas Lufthansa’s version is angled lie-flat. Details of the layouts can be found here.
Lufthansa itself has not served Australia for a number of years. Code-sharing arrangements like this enable the German airline to publicise itself on the busy kangaroo route.
Schedule details effective October 30 (ex-Frankfurt) are:
- Frankfurt-Singapore LH778 2205-1655 (following day)
- Singapore-Sydney LH9780 [SQ221] 2035-0725 (following day)
- Sydney-Singapore LH9781 [SQ222] 1615-2125
- Singapore-Frankfurt LH779 2355-0555 (following day)
For more information visit lufthansa.com.
Report by Alex McWhirter