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 (IATA code MUC, also known as Franz Josef Strauss International Airport) and Miami International Airport (MIA).
The carrier’s plans initially call for the Munich-Miami service to be seasonal, operated during Lufthansa’s winter schedule. The airline is considering continuing the service for its summer 2015 schedule, but has made no decision yet, according to a Lufthansa spokeswoman.
Lufthansa has previously operated the Munich-Miami route three times: from October 2003 to June 2004; from November 2004 to March 2005; and from March 2010 to May 2011.
This time, Lufthansa will operate the route with Airbus A330-300 widebodies, each fitted with 217 seats in a three-class configuration which includes the airline’s new First, Business and Economy Class cabins.
“We are delighted to be able to offer our passengers our latest product in all classes on flights to and from Miami, so that they can enjoy a high level of travel comfort,” says Thomas Klühr, member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board for finance & hub, Munich.
Lufthansa’s Munich-Miami service will complement its daily Frankfurt-Miami service, operated using Airbus A380 superjumbos.
The airline’s schedule for its Munich-Miami flights calls for flight LH460 to depart Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 at 11:45 a.m. every day from December 2 except Mondays and Fridays, from December 2. The flight is timed to arrive at Miami International Airport at 5:15 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, the return flight, LH461, is scheduled to leave MIA at 6:55 p.m. every day from December 2 except Mondays and Fridays and touch down at MUC at 10:25 a.m. the following day, local time.
According to Lufthansa, the average flight time for the Munich-Miami westbound flight will be 11 hours 30 minutes. The eastbound return flight, which will be quicker because of prevailing wind directions, is scheduled to be of 9 hours 30 minutes duration.