Beginning December 2, Lufthansa will resume service between Frankfurt and Cape Town, South Africa.   Flights will operate 3 times a week aboard a 3-class A340-300 aircraft (Business / Prem Eco / Economy).    Departures will take place from Frankfurt on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays while return flights from Cape Town will operate on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Mondays.    Here are the flight details:

Lufthansa LH576 will depart Frankfurt at 10:10p and arrive in Cape Town the following morning at 11:00a.  Flight time is scheduled for 11 hours 50 minutes.

Lufthansa LH577 will depart Cape Town at 6:30p and arrive in Frankfurt the following morning at 5:30a.   Flight time is scheduled for 12 hours.

Be mindful that when searching or booking for flights, it appears that First Class is available, but when you dig deeper, those fares book in ‘J’ fares which are Business Class seats.    Not sure why LH has that error in the booking system.  I blame the millennial hipsters in IT for that one.

Booking is now available on

H/T:  FlyerTalk and confirmed via Lufthansa.