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.
In the days following their takeover of most of Air Berlin’s routes, Lufthansa has deployed their 747s on certain flights between Berlin and Frankfurt to help move passengers between hubs.
Initially, plans called for the 747s to stay on the route for certain flights until November 30. Due to load factors, LH has now extended this strategy to at least December 21, primarily to help manage increased passenger traffic during the Christmas season.
Keep in mind that not ever flight between Frankfurt and Berlin is operated by a 747. In fact, only 28 flights in total will fly between the 2 cities between December 1 and December 21. All other flights between the city pair will be operated by A321 aircraft.
While away for the last 2 weeks, Lufthansa released information concerning their Winter 2017/18 timetable. Their updates reflect the resumption of 2 routes to the USA as well as 1 to Asia.
Perhaps the most important announcement involved the resumption of service between Berlin (Tegel) and New York (JFK) as a result of Lufthansa’s takeover of certain Air Berlin routes. Beginning November 8, LH will fly between TXL and JFK 5 times per week (Daily except for Friday and Sunday). The last time that LH flew this route was back in 2001.
Flight LH406 will depart Berlin Tegel at 5:35p, arriving in JFK at 8:35p while flight LH407 will depart JFK at 10:20p, arriving in Berlin at 12:15p the next day.
In addition, LH has also announced the following resumptions of service between Dusseldorf and Miami. Beginning November 8, 2017 LH will fly the route 3x/week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.
Turning to Asia, Lufthansa announced that it will resume flights between Frankfurt and Shenyang, China effective March 26, 2018. The route will be flown 3x/week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from Frankfurt.