Lufthansa Group has announced plans to ramp up its services from the UK and Ireland from the start of June.
The move is part of the group’s intention to operate 1,800 weekly connections to 106 European and 20 long-haul destinations from next month.
The plans include a resumption of services from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh and Manchester, as well as additional flights from London Heathrow.
In total there will be 40 additional weekly connections from the UK and Ireland (up from the current 23 to 63), across the group’s Lufthansa, Swiss and Eurowings subsidiaries.
Resumed flights include:
- Manchester to Frankfurt (six flights per week)
- Dublin to Frankfurt (five flights per week)
- A continuation of 14 flights per week from Heathrow to Frankfurt
- Dublin to Zurich / Geneva (two flights per week)
- An increase in services between Heathrow and Zurich / Geneva (11 flights per week)
- Birmingham to Dusseldorf (three flights per week)
- Dublin to Dusseldorf (two flights per week)
- Manchester to Dusseldorf (three flights per week)
- A continuation of seven flights per week from Heathrow to Dusseldorf
- Edinburgh to Cologne (two flights per week)
- Heathrow to Hamburg (four flights per week)
- Heathrow to Stuttgart (four flights per week)
Commenting on the news Harry Hohmeister, member of the executive board of German Lufthansa AG, said:
“With the June flight schedule, we are making an important contribution to the revitalisation of the aviation infrastructure. It is an essential part of the German and European economic power.
“People want to and can travel again, whether on holiday or for business reasons. That’s why we will continue to expand our offer step by step in the coming months and connect Europe with each other and Europe with the world.”