Lufthansa increases capacity on UK/Ireland routes

Lufthansa is increasing capacity on routes to/from the UK and Ireland from Sunday.

The new summer schedule will see the German carrier introduce bigger aircraft on several services.

Its 12 daily services between London Heathrow and Frankfurt will be operated by A320 and A321 aircraft, resulting in an additional 1,000 seats each week, a rise of 7 per cent.

Lufthansa’s Aberdeen to Frankfurt route will see a 23 per cent increase in passenger seats, while the airline’s services into Glasgow will go up by 16 per cent as its Dusseldorf route is increased from six weekly to daily.

Dublin will also see a 16 per cent increase in capacity with the summer service to Munich increased from three to four flights weekly from April, and then to five times weekly in July and August.

Elsewhere, Manchester will see an 11 per cent increase in capacity, Birmingham will see an 8 per cent rise, and Edinburgh will increase by 7 per cent.

Earlier this month, Lufthansa unveiled its new premium economy seating (see news, March 5).

The airline is also from tomorrow deploying the 362-seater, three-class B747-8 on its Frankfurt to Sao Paulo route (see news, March 4).

lufthansa.com

Graham Smith


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