Lufthansa Confirms December Delivery Date for Its First A350-900

The aircraft will be based at Lufthansa’s secondary hub at Munich Airport, along with nine others of the 25 A350-900s it has ordered to date.

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Munich Airport Looks for Third Runway to Open in 2022

Dr. Michael Kerkloh, president and CEO of Flughafen München GmbH, Munich Airport’s operating company, says that while the airport already has legal approval for construction of the third runway, construction remains “subject to [receiving] a political green light”.

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Lufthansa has announced that its first 10 Airbus A350-900s will be based at Munich Airport, the airline’s second-largest hub, and will begin operating long-haul commercial services from there in January 2017.

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Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa Group have signed a partnership agreement that will see the two airline groups operating routes between Singapore and Europe on a joint-venture basis, in addition to expanding codeshare ties significantly and deepening commercial cooperation.

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From May 11, 2016, Frankfurt-based Lufthansa will operate five round-trips a week between Munich Airport and Denver International Airport, using Airbus A330-300s.

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From May 26, Delta will operate daily service linking Minneapolis-St. Paul with Rome, as well as six weekly flights linking Detroit with Munich.

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Passengers on board Lufthansa flight LH435 from Chicago to Munich were able to experience a total eclipse of the sun, early on the morning of March 20 local time.

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Lufthansa is re-launching service between Munich and Miami in December, for the third time. From December 2, Lufthansa will operate five round-trips a week between Munich Airport and Miami International Airport.

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Air Dolomiti, an Italian regional airline owned by Lufthansa Group, will soon sign its first three codeshare agreements outside the close relationship it has with Lufthansa German Airlines.

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All Nippon Airways will launch daily services between Tokyo Haneda Airport and Munich and between Tokyo Narita and Düsseldorf on March 30. It will also add a daily daytime flight on its existing route between Haneda and Frankfurt Airport. However, ANA is dropping its services to Tokyo Narita from Frankfurt and Munich, to codeshare on Lufthansa’s flights instead.

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Together, Lufthansa and fast-growing low-cost subsidiary Germanwings will serve 211 destinations in 81 countries in their forthcoming winter flight schedules, a marginal expansion of services which includes at least one new destination, the Russian resort city of Sochi on the Black Sea.

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Monarch Airlines will expand its existing network of scheduled destinations, with 10 of the new routes providing easy access to some of Europe’s best winter ski resorts via Grenoble airport in France and Friedrichshafen and Munich airports in Germany.

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