Lufthansa will launch service between Munich and Denver on May 11, 2016.
Frankfurt-based Lufthansa will operate five round-trips a week between Munich Airport (its second-largest hub) and Denver International Airport – a major hub for fellow Star Alliance carrier United Airlines – using Airbus A330-300s.
“Denver has been an important U.S. gateway for Lufthansa since 2001,” says Jürgen Siebenrock, vice president The Americas for Lufthansa German Airlines.
“Nearly three million travelers have flown Lufthansa to and from the Mile High City, and the return of direct flights to Munich displays just how important the Denver market is to our airline,” adds Siebenrock.
Lufthansa’s schedule for its Munich-Denver route calls for flight LH480 to leave Munich Airport (IATA code MUC) at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 11 and arrive at Denver International Airport (DEN) at 2:30 p.m. local time.
The return flight, LH481, will depart DEN at 4:05 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 11 and land at MUC at 10:05 a.m. the following morning, local time.
Lufthansa has scheduled a block time of 10 hours 45 minutes for the westbound Munich-Denver non-stop flight, which will cover a great-circle distance of 4,540 nautical miles (8,409 kilometers).
The carrier has scheduled a block time of 10 hours for the eastbound Denver-Munich flight.
“Each new nonstop, international flight generates economic activity, creates new jobs and raises Denver’s profile on the global stage,” says Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
“Lufthansa’s Munich service is estimated to generate more than 700 new jobs and $24 million in new wages for the state, as well as boost statewide economic output by more than $80 million annually,” adds Hancock.
According to Lufthansa, its new Denver-Munich flight will represent the first scheduled service by an A330-300 to Denver International Airport.
Each of Lufthansa’s A330-300s offers four seating classes and is fitted with 236 seats, of which eight are in First Class, 30 are Business Class seats, 21 are in Premium Economy and 177 are Economy Class seats.
“Europe ranks as Denver’s largest international market by region, accounting for nearly 30 percent of total passenger volume,” says Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport.
“This new service will increase Denver’s transatlantic capacity by 23 per cent, and increase our number of nonstop destinations served to 21,” adds Day.
Munich International Airport is Europe’s seventh-busiest hub airport. In 2015, Skytrax named it Europe’s best airport and Munich Airport has been ranked among the world’s top six airports by Skytrax for 10 consecutive years.
Passengers arriving at Munich’s Terminal 2 from Denver are offered a 40-minute minimum connection time to 150 destinations served by Lufthansa and 21 partner airlines.
Round-trip Economy fares on Lufthansa from Denver to Europe will start at approximately $980, according to the airline. For further information and/or bookings visit LH.com.