Lufthansa has announced a new tranche of summer 2021 route additions from Frankfurt airport, this time focusing on long-haul tourist destinations.

From March 29, 2021 the carrier will launch flights from Frankfurt to Punta Cana, followed by a route to Mombasa on March 31, which will continue onto to Zanzibar. Then from June 3 Lufthansa will add a thrice weekly service to Anchorage.

Two current winter routes to Mauritius and Male will also be extended into summer 2021.

Flights to Punta Cana, Anchorage and Mauritius will be operated by Brussels Airlines through cooperation with Eurowings, while those to Male, Mombasa and Zanzibar will be operated by Lufthansa.

The carrier said that launching additional tourist destinations had been a focus for the airline “even before the coronavirus pandemic”, adding that its goal was to “actively shape the future of tourism”.

Last month Lufthansa announced the addition of 15 new summer routes from Frankfurt (some of which are a continuation of existing winter routes) to destinations in Greece, Spain, Egypt, Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Tunisia and Bulgaria.

At the time Harry Hohmeister, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said that the demand for vacation and leisure trips “is recovering much faster than that for business trips”.

Lufthansa adds 15 new summer routes from Frankfurt for 2021