Lufthansa has announced that it has cancelled their 3x/week service between Frankfurt and Tokyo for the Summer timetable. This is an extension of the seasonal cancellation of the route that was to take place between January 9 and March 25.
Initially, LH was to bring back FRA-NRT for the Summer 2017 timetable but the decision has been made to permanently cancel the route.
This announcement does not impact their existing service between Frankfurt and Tokyo Haneda.
Lufthansa is running a deal until midnight tomorrow that allows you to book a Premium Economy seat from Munich or Frankfurt to New York (JFK or EWR) for approximately €650.
Unfortunately the deal does not work ex-NYC but Prem Eco fares are only $1200-1300 from this side of the pond for the same travel period.
The deal has a narrow travel window. Travel must take place between January 30 and March 31, 2017 and a Saturday night stay is required.
Lufthansa has announced a handful of new destinations for their Summer 2017 timetable. In all 6 new cities will be added beginning on March 27 and the new flights are open for reservations.
Flight info as follows:
Frankfurt – Bordeaux effective April 2 will begin 2x/week service (Thursday/Sunday). Flights will be operated by A319 aircraft.
Frankfurt – Heringsdorf effective April 15 will begin 1x/week service (Saturday). Flights will be operated by CRJ aircraft.
Frankfurt – Santiago de Compostela effective March 27 will begin 3x/week service (Monday/Thursday/Friday). Flights will be operated by A319 aircraft.
Frankfurt – Shannon effective April 29 will begin 1x/week service (Saturday). The route will be flow by A319 aircraft.
Munich – Nantes effective March 28 will begin 4x/week service (Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday). The Friday flight will be operated by an A320, all other flights will be flown by A319 aircraft.
Munich – Santiago de Compostela effective April 9 will begin 1x/week service (Sunday). The route will be flown by A320 aircraft.
In addition to these route commencements, Lufthansa has also announced that it will suspend service between Frankfurt and Tokyo Narita between January 9 and March 25. It reappears on their booking engine for flights on March 26, 2017 and beyond.