Lufthansa adds intercontinental flights in Munich

Munich is increasingly turning into an Asian hub for Lufthansa as the airport offers excellent services and facilities to passengers.

Lufthansa Group is optimising the management of its hubs in Munich, Frankfurt, Zürich and Vienna in a bid to provide a more exible multi-hub system. The new strategy will benefit in particular Munich, which Lufthansa envisions turning into an Asia-focused hub. This coming summer season, Lufthansa will add more frequencies from Munich to Seoul and Singapore, growing total frequencies respectively to seven and six weekly services. Both routes will be operated with brand-new Airbus A350-900’s.

To the United States the airline is boosting flights to Chicago, with 13 flights per week instead of 10 flights during the winter season. The airline will launch its first ever daily connection from Munich to Bangkok on June 1st, flying also with an Airbus A350-900. To further strengthen its portfolio of ights to Asia, the connection to Osaka will be moved from Frankfurt to Munich. Last year, Lufthansa already launched a daily flight to Hong Kong.
By contrast, Frankfurt will witness only one new intercontinental route this summer, to Austin, Texas.
To support Munich’s growth, the majority of the Frankfurt-based A340-600 fleet will be moved to Munich, while the airline is considering to transfer more Airbus A380 aircraft to Munich. In 2018, five Airbus A380s were already relocated from Frankfurt to Munich. Munich is gaining in strength for various reasons: the airport is ranked “5-Star” by SKYTRAX, especially following the opening of the Lufthansa/Star Alliance dedicated Terminal 2 which provides big capacities and excellent standards of services for all passengers. Service remains an important element for customers coming from Asia.

Munich is already Germany’s second largest airport after Frankfurt. Total passenger traf c rose by a very robust 1.7 million to yet another all-time high of 46.3 million, equivalent to a year-over- year increase of around 4%

HUNTING MILEAGE TREASURES WITH MILES & MORE

Visitors to ITB Berlin 2019 and members of the frequent yer and awards programme Miles & More can participate to an innovative treasure hunt this year. At the Lufthansa Group booth, NFC tags are hidden with an -M- that can be used to earn up to 500 award miles. The treasure hunt even starts on arrival with a visit to the Lufthansa WorldShop in Berlin Tegel Airport, where travellers can earn 100 additional miles. To participate in the treasure hunt, participants need at least an iPhone 7 or an NFC-enabled Android smartphone as well as the Miles & More app. When members scan the NFC sticker of the mileage sign with their digital card in the app, award miles are automatically credited.

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