Lufthansa has confirmed what has been widely expected. Beginning on March 30, 2014 Lufthansa will begin DAILY service to Tokyo-Haneda from Frankfurt AND Munich. With the change, Lufthansa will no longer fly from Munich to Narita (effective March 30, 2014), however service between Frankfurt and Narita will continue.
This is a major step forward for Lufthansa in Asia since Haneda is ANA’s hub which in turn will make it very easy for passengers to connect to and from ANA for travel to a wide variety of Asian destination. Additionally, Haneda is far more convenient to Tokyo which is only a short 15-20 minute train ride away.
This is has been made possible thanks to the Japanese government loosening restrictions on Haneda that involve the amount of international traffic that is allowed to use Haneda.
The new flight details:
Frankfurt – Tokyo Haneda: LH 716 departing FRA at 6:20pm arriving in Haneda at 12:15p the next day. Route will be served by a 747-400.
Tokyo Haneda – Frankfurt: LH 717 departing HND at 2:05p arriving in Frankfurt at 6:45p. Obviously the 747 will make the return flight! 🙂
Munich – Tokyo Haneda: LH 714 departing MUC at 3:45p arriving in Haneda at 10:05a the next day. Route will be served by an A340-600.
Tokyo Haneda – Munich: LH715 will depart Haneda at 11:50a arriving in Munich at 4:55p.