The airline company Lufthansa will launch this winter London two new seasonal connections from Friedrichshafen in Germany and Salzburg in Austria.
After announcing a program of special flights between Munich and London-Stansted on the occasion of the Oktoberfest, the German flag carrier continues to be interested in the British market. From December 16, 2023 to March 30, 2024, Lufthansa will offer one flight per week to London-Heathrow from Friedrichshafen, operated by Airbus A320neo that can accommodate 28 passengers in Business class and 138 in Economy. Departures from London are scheduled according to AeroRoutes on Saturdays at 1.50 p.m. to arrive at 4.40 p.m., with “return” flights leaving the shores of Lake Constance at 6.40 p.m. to land at 7.35 p.m.
Lufthansa will compete with easyJet (from Gatwick) on this route, Friedrichshafen also being served from Frankfurt.
Still at LHR and on the A320neo, the airline Star Alliance will offer during the same period two weekly rotations to Salzburg-WA Mozart, with departures from London on Saturday and Sunday at 11:10 a.m. arriving at 2:20 p.m.; and returns from Austria at 3:55 p.m. to land at 5:05 p.m.
Competition is much more intense on this axis for Lufthansa, which faces British Airways (3 lines), easyJet (2), TUI Airways (2) and Ryanair (1).
Heathrow is already served from its Frankfurt and Munich bases by Lufthansa, which also lands at City, Gatwick and Stansted at the start of the school year; it also flies to Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.