Lufthansa is set to launch two new transatlantic routes from its Frankfurt and Munich hubs next year.

First up will be a daily service between Munich and Seattle-Tacoma International, starting on 30 May, 2024.

The route will complement Lufthansa’s existing flights between Frankfurt and Seattle, and will be served by the carrier’s A350 aircraft. It will run daily through the summer 2024 season, before reducing to three flights per week for the winter season.

Dirk Janzen, Lufthansa Group’s Vice President of Sales for the Americas, said that the carrier was “committed to assist in building bridges between Washington state’s burgeoning high-tech and aviation industries and companies in Germany as well as Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and beyond”.

Meanwhile Lufthansa will also launch its first route to Minneapolis-St Paul next summer, with a daily year-round service from Frankfurt.

Flights will start on 4 June, 2024, and will be operated by the carrier’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

The news follows Aer Lingus’ recent announcement of the resumption of its Dublin-Minneapolis St-Paul service on 29 April next year, as well as Delta’s new route between the two cities for summer 2024.

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