Published on : Saturday, October 12, 2013
Lufthansa and Germanwings are marginally expanding their services in the forthcoming winter flight schedules. Their joint capacity in terms of available seat-kilometers will increase overall by 1.1 per cent. This growth is attributable to the deployment of larger aircraft. In combination with Germanwings, Lufthansa is offering customers an even wider choice of destinations totaling 211 in 81 countries.
Of the total, Lufthansa is serving 199 destinations on its own, while Germanwings is counting services to 64 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. In the coming winter, Lufthansa and Germanwings flight attendants will be welcoming passengers aboard on a weekly total of 12,162 flights. Worldwide, statistically, a flight by Lufthansa and Germanwings will be taking off on average every 50 seconds. In total, the group of airlines (Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings and Swiss) will be serving a total of 274 destinations in 106 countries on four continents besides offering numerous codeshare flights along with their own services.
Week-in, week-out, the Group airlines will be carrying passengers on 19,798 flights comfortably and reliably to their destination. The new winter timetable runs from Sunday, 27 October 2013 to Saturday, 29 March 2014.To Shanghai, Chicago and Mexico City with bigger aircraftThe two highly modern flagships in the Lufthansa long-haul fleet, the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-8, will be deployed on further connections in the winter flight schedules.
The A380 has already been flying five times a week from Frankfurt to Shanghai since the end of September. Also since September, the B747-8 has been operating on the Frankfurt–Mexico City route. The Queen of the Skies will also commence flights from Frankfurt to Chicago when the winter timetable comes into force.
In addition, services will be increased to daily flights on connections from Frankfurt to Philadelphia on the US East Coast and to Dammam in Saudi Arabia in order to accommodate growing demand. Lufthansa will again be flying as usual nonstop in winter from Munich to Cape Town. This seasonal destination is highly popular especially among holidaymakers exploring the delights of the South African city and the nearby coastline.