Maribor – London (SEN) effective June 1 will BEGIN 3x/week service (Seasonal until September 29).
Beijing – Jeju effective June 12 will BEGIN 4x/week service. Increases to 1x/day on July 11.
Beijing – Vancouver effective August 11 will increase from 11x/week to 12x/week. Increases to 14x/week on August 17.
Beijing – Yangon effective July 1 will be reduced from 4x/week to 2x/week.
Seoul (ICN) – Hiroshima effective immediately is CANCELLED until April 30.
Seoul (ICN) – Hiroshima effective April 30 will RESUME 1x/day service.
Brussels – Tenerife South effective October 25 will BEGIN 2x/week service.
Brussels – Las Palmas effective October 28 will BEGIN 2x/week service.
Xi’An – Seoul (ICN) effective between May 4 and July 5 is reduced from 5x/week to 3x/week.
Istanbul (IST) – Osaka effective November 15 is reduced from 7x/week to 5x/week.
Istanbul (IST) – Tokyo (NRT) effective October 25 is reduced from 14x/week to 11x/week.
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In a ceremony in Beijing today, Lufthansa’s new CEO Carsten Spohr and Song Zhiyong, President of Air China signed an agreement that will increase ties between the two airlines.
According to the agreement, Lufthansa and Air China will make it easier for passengers flying both airlines in terms of products and services on the ground as well as coordinated timetables that will allow for convenient connections. Plans call for this to be in place in time for the Winter/Spring timetable that takes effect in October.
According to LH’s press release, this is only the initial step as far as an agreement between the 2 airlines. An expansion of the relationship should be expected in the future. This move ultimately creates more opportunities for LH in China which is currently the world’s 2nd largest market for airline travel and gives Air China better access to European markets.
This agreement compliments the existing agreements LH has with Air Canada, United and ANA that cover North America and Japan.