Until the next summer season, Lufthansa will have 36 long-haul aircraft stationed at Munich airport and will increase the number of intercontinental flights from 150 per week to a record number of 190 per week.
The German airline also announced new long-haul destinations: from May 30, 2024, a daily Airbus A350 flight will connect Munich to Seattle (United States) for the first time. Bangalore (India) will be included in the next winter flight schedule and will be served up to six times a week in summer 2024, also by Airbus A350.
In the upcoming summer schedule, Lufthansa will offer flights to Hong Kong several times a week. Johannesburg, which was last served from Munich in 2005, will be reinstated on June 3, 2024 (three times a week). Beijing, Osaka and San Diego, currently served three times a week, will benefit from daily service.
Good news regarding the Airbus A380: five destinations will be served from Munich next summer by the super-jumbo. Boston, Los Angeles and New York (JFK) will continue to be served, while Washington and Delhi will be new additions. Lufthansa will park a total of six Airbus A380s in Munich next summer and plans to expand its A380 fleet to a total of eight aircraft by 2025.
As for Discover Airlines (Ex-Eurowings Discover), the low-cost leisure subsidiary of Lufthansa, it will base five Airbus A320s in Munich and operate around 60 flights per week to 23 destinations in Europe and North Africa during the summer 2024. Long-haul aircraft in the colors of Discover Airlines will also be stationed in Munich during the following winter season 2024/2025.