Lufthansa has announced a further increase in its long-haul operations, with a total of 34 destinations and 112 weekly connections now available outside Europe.
The carrier is gradually ramping up its route network during June, and the following routes are now bookable:
- Cairo, Beijing, Shanghai and San Jose (Costa Rica)
- San Francisco, Delhi, Montreal and Seoul
The above services add to previously announced long-haul routes from Frankfurt to Toronto, Mexico City, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Tel Aviv, Riyadh, Bahrain, Johannesburg, Dubai, Mumbai, Newark, Chicago, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Bangkok, and from Munich to Chicago, Los Angeles, and Tel Aviv.
The long-haul destinations are part of Lufthansa Group plans to offer over 2,000 weekly frequencies to over 130 destinations next month, an increase on the 1,800 which were announced earlier this month.
Earlier this week member carrier Brussels Airlines outlined plans to resume flying on June 15, with a gradual increase to around 40 per cent of its long-haul programme by August.
And today Austrian Airlines also announced its intention to resume flights from June 15, operating to just under 40 destinations by the end of June. The carrier has yet to confirm any return to long-haul flying, although CCO Andreas Otto hinted that this may happen in July.
From June 15 Lufthansa Group will offer a total of 115 weekly connections from UK and Ireland airports, with newly announced route resumptions including:
- Birmingham-Frankfurt (Lufthansa)
- Dublin-Geneva (Swiss)
- Edinburgh-Geneva (Edelweiss)
- Heathrow-Munich (Lufthansa)
- Heathrow-Vienna (Austrian)
- Heathrow-Brussels (Brussels Airlines)
- Manchester-Zurich (Swiss)
- Manchester-Brussels (Brussels Airlines)