Lufthansa, sporting their new livery, are offering new intercontinental destinations this summer from both Frankfurt and Munich. From Frankfurt, Lufthansa will fly 5 times a week to San Diego as well as twice a week to San Jose in Costa Rica. From Munich, the carrier will fly again to Singapore five times a week and is also increasing to 11 flights a week its route to Chicago. Air Berlin’s bankruptcy and a struggling Alitalia consolidate Lufthansa’s grip over Europe’s air transport.
Mid October, Lufthansa agreed to buy assets from insolvent Air Berlin. Since last year, the carrier had already been leasing 38 aircraft from the insolvent airline for its own hybrid subsidiary, Eurowings.
Most importantly, this gives Lufthansa a pre-eminent positioning in two of Europe’s most important centres of air traffic: Berlin-Tegel and Düsseldorf. By Spring 2018, Lufthansa’s subsidiary Eurowings will take over many of the previous routes flown by Air Berlin from both airports. The carrier already launched five non-stop frequencies to New York in November.
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