Lufthansa has updated their timetable to reflect the deployment of the A380 to additional destinations from Munich beginning with the Winter 2018/19 timetable.
With their latest update, they’ve added Miami, Shanghai, and San Francisco to the list. These destinations will begin seeing the A380 fly from Munich on October 28, 2018.
Earlier this summer, LH announced that the A380 would begin flying from Munich to Los Angeles, Beijing, and Hong Kong beginning with the Spring/Summer 2018 timetable.
A major reason for this transition is due to the fact that Lufthansa continues to retire their A340 fleet, which is primarily based in Munich. With this vacuum in capacity, the A380 was the viable option to take the A340’s place.
To meeting increased capacity demand, Lufthansa will bring the A340-600 into service on flights between Munich and Berlin for several days ahead of Christmas.
These ‘special’ A340 flights will be in addition to the regularly scheduled service already in place between Munich and Berlin.
The A340-operated flights are as follows:
December 20: LH2036 departs Munich at 11:00a, arriving in Berlin at 12:10p
December 20: LH 2037 departs Berlin at 1:00p, arriving in Munich at 2:10p.
December 21: LH 2724 departs Munich at 5:30p, arriving in Berlin at 6:40p.
December 21: LH2725 departs Berlin at 7:20p, arriving in Munich at 8:30p.
December 22: LH2624 departs Munich at 5:25p, arriving in Berlin at 6:35p.
December 22: LH2625 departs Berlin at 7:20p, arriving in Munich at 8:30p.
Lufthansa has updated their timetable to reflect the addition of 5 new destinations that they’ll begin fly to when the Spring/Summer timetable takes effect in late March.
Here are the details:
Frankfurt – Chisinau:
Will begin 1x/day service on March 28. LH1474 will depart FRA at 9:50a and LH 1475 will depart KIV at 1:20p. Please note that the return flight on Saturdays will depart KIV at 1:25p.
Frankfurt – Glasgow:
Will begin 1x/day service on March 26. LH960 will depart FRA at 2:00p and LH961 will depart GLA at 4:05p.
Frankfurt – Mahon:
Will begin 1x/day service (Saturdays) on April 28. LH1482 will depart FRA at 3:00p and LH1483 will depart MAH at 18:05.
Frankfurt – Thira:
Will begin 1x/day service (Saturdays) on March 31. LH1288 will depart FRA at 1:25p and LH1289 will depart JTR at 6:20p.
Munich – Funchal:
Will begin 1x/day service (Saturdays) on March 31. LH2654 will depart MUC at 8:40a and LH2655 will depart FNC at 12:55.
Lufthansa has announced that it will deploy their A350 fleet to fly between Munich and Beijing.
Beginning on October 30, the A350 will replace the A346 that currently flies the route. This change will be in place through at least the Winter timetable that stretches between late October and Early March.
The flight numbers (LH722 ex-MUC and LH723 ex-PEK) and departure times remain the same.
H/T: Oliver 2002 / FlyerTalk
As has become an annual tradition, Lufthansa has announced the details around their 2017 Trachten Crews as they begin to celebrate Oktoberfest. For those of you unfamiliar with the Trachten Crew, it is a select group of flight attendants who celebrate the annual German harvest by wearing traditional Bavarian Drindls and Lederhosen aboard select flights during Oktoberfest.
This year, the team will be on the following long haul flights:
September 15: Munich – Seoul aboard flight LH718
September 25: Munich – New York JFK aboard flight LH410
October 1: Munich – San Francisco aboard LH458.
Members of the Trachten Crew show off their Drindls. Photo Courtesy of Lufthansa
In addition to these long haul flights, passengers will be able to spot other Trachten Crew on European flights to Dresden, Bastia, Amsterdam, Prague, Timisoara, Munster, Warsaw, Belgrade, and Brussels.
Lufthansa employees in Munich’s Terminal 2 will also be in the Oktoberfest spirit as well, and you’ll be able to see their Drindls and Lederhosen on display between now and October 1.
Aside from the new ‘Uniforms’ that will be on display, passengers aboard Lufthansa flights from Munich will be treated to special Oktoberfest menus that celebrate the holiday as well.
Passengers visiting Lufthansa Business Class and First Class Lounges in Munich will also have some special Bavarian surprises waiting for them too. There will even be special amenity kits for Biz and First Class passengers flying from Munich.
Oktoberfest First Class Amenity Kit…..Photo Courtesy of Lufthansa.