It’s been a tough year for Lufthansa. Because of the pandemic it has had to reduce its short-haul network and cancel expansion plans.
But now comes news that, with effect from June, it will launch flights to Frankfurt from three airports: Bristol, Newcastle and Cork.
Flights from Bristol commence on June 28
Starting June 28th, Lufthansa will be operating a new daily service from Bristol to Frankfurt.
✈️A key route for business to and from the South West
✈️A fantastic new city destination
✈️Lufthansa's onward network to connect across the world
Click here > https://t.co/EfOsjNPivu pic.twitter.com/uKpfaFJfhv
— Bristol Airport (@BristolAirport) February 25, 2021
While services from Newcastle also launch on June 28
NEW ROUTE: @Lufthansa is returning to the North East with a daily service to Frankfurt Airport, providing a new City Break destination and access to another global hub from Your Airport.
— Newcastle Airport (@NCLairport) February 24, 2021
And those from Cork will start on June 25
BREAKING NEWS: @Lufthansa will operate a CRJ-900 aircraft offering two flights per week on Monday & Friday from @corkairport from June 25. The flight will depart Frankfurt at 15.40 local time, arriving in Cork at 16.45 departing Cork at 17.25 landing in Frankfurt at 20.30 local pic.twitter.com/UCAeU6l1uS
— Cork Airport (@CorkAirport) February 25, 2021
As might be expected the regional media is excited at the news because it provides all these destinations with global access.
As readers will know Frankfurt is one of Lufthansa’s hub airports and all these three services will offer many connections, not just with Lufthansa but also with other Star Alliance carriers both short and long-haul.
Says Andreas Koerster, Lufthansa Group’s senior director UK, Ireland and Iceland:
“We can offer huge connectivity as we take advantage of our hub system in Frankfurt. Lufthansa can provide more than 100 connections beyond Frankfurt to all relevant destinations worldwide.”
Lufthansa has long been renowned as an airline for corporate travellers and for that reason it is much used by our readers.
But with today’s weak corporate market the airline is now targeting the leisure market this summer.