Lufthansa has discounted several destinations around the world during a Business Class fare sale targeting departures from Italy and France (There may be other European countries involved, but I didn’t see it).
The most attractive pricing appears to be to Asia with most fares from France or Italy ranging between €1900 and €2200. Latin America is also attractively priced in the same price range and South America can be reached for about €2300 to €2500. USA and Canadian destinations begin at €2900 and work their way up from there.
It looks as though the fares are available for travel between now and October, but the lowest prices are to be found for departures and return flights taking place mid-week during this period. A six night stay is also part of the terms for this sale.
Lufthansa has updated their Winter 2017/18 timetable with new European routes focused on getting passengers to warmer destinations.
In all, six new destinations will be added taking passengers to warm weather destinations in Spain, France, and Italy:
Frankfurt – Bari:
3 weekly flights will begin on October 30. Flights will take place on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday and will be flown by CRJ-900 aircraft.
Flight LH294 will depart Frankfurt at 3:35p, arriving in Bari at 5:35p.
Flight LH295 will depart Bari at 5:15p, arriving in Frankfurt at 8:20p
Frankfurt – Catania:
2 weekly flights will begin on October 29. Flights will take place on Wednesday and Sunday and will be flown by A320 aircraft.
Flight LH306 will depart Frankfurt at 10:05a, arriving in Catania at 12:30p.
Flight LH307 will depart Catania at 1:30p, arriving in Frankfurt at 4:10p.
Frankfurt – Genoa:
3 weekly flights will begin on October 29. Flights will take place on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and will be flown by CRJ-900 aircraft.
Flight LH260 will depart Frankfurt at 9:00a, arriving in Genoa at 10:25a.
Flight LH261 will depart Genoa at 11:00a, arriving in Frankfurt at 12:30p.
Frankfurt – Pamplona:
4 weekly flights will begin on November 6. Flights will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday and will be flown by A319 aircraft.
Flight LH1118 will depart Frankfurt at 9:30a, arriving in Pamplona at 11:30a.
Flight LH1119 will depart Pamplona at 12:20p, arriving in Frankfurt at 2:30p.
Munich – Nantes:
Daily service will begin on October 29, with varying times during the week. A319 aircraft will fly the route.
Flight LH2242 on Monday and Thursday will depart Munich at 6:40a, arriving in Nantes at 8:35a. The return flight, LH2243, will depart Nantes at 9:15a, arriving in Munich at 11:00a.
Flight LH2242 on Tuesday and Saturday will depart Munich at 8:35a, arriving in Nantes at 10:30a. The return flight, LH2243, will depart Nantes at 11:05a, arriving in Munich at 12:50p.
Flight LH2242 on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday will depart Munich at 3:35p, arriving in Nantes at 5:35p. The return flight, LH2243, will depart Nantes at 6:10p, arriving in Munich at 8:00p.
Munich – Santiago de Compostela:
One weekly flight will begin on October 29. The flight will take place on Sunday, and will be flown by A320 aircraft.
Flight LH1866 will depart Munich at 8:30a, arriving in Santiago de Compostela at 11:20a.
Flight LH1867 will depart Santiago de Compostela at 12:10p, arriving in Munich at 2:50p.
Booking is now open for these flights on Lufthansa.com.
Capping a stretch of on-again, off-again strikes over the past few weeks, Italian Air Traffic Controllers and some Airline staff are set to walk off their jobs Saturday, July 23 from 1:00p to 5:00p local time.
Those that are striking include airport staff in Rome, Milan Linate, and Milan Malpensa. In addition to the airport employees, it also appears that Alitalia staff in Rome will also join the 4 hour walk-out.
According to EuroControl, this strike will not impact flights overflying Italy or Intercontinental flights (arrivals and departures).
If your travels involve regional or European flights to or from Italy, you may want to check with your airline or travel agent to determine the strikes impact on your itinerary.