23 September, 2023

Lufthansa to expand service from Frankfurt and Munich to the U.S. for summer 2024

Lufthansa Airlines is expanding its service from Frankfurt and Munich to the U.S. in summer 2024 with three new connections. Starting next summer, Lufthansa will offer a total of 27 USA destinations, decidedly more than before Corona. Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina are two new destinations starting from Frankfurt. From Munich, Lufthansa will also fly for the first time to Seattle. And, in summer 2024 also from Munich for the first time, Johannesburg and Hong Kong. 

News in detail from Frankfurt 

Starting on June 4, 2024, Lufthansa Airlines will fly five times weekly throughout the year to the Midwest gateway city Minneapolis. Located on the Mississippi river, it is an ideal starting point for exploring the state of Minnesota where, urban sophistication meets exciting outdoor adventures. In numerous national parks, and a chance to admire the spectacular northern lights. 

For the first time, Lufthansa will add Raleigh-Durham, to its flight schedule. It is the airline’s the second destination in North Carolina after Charlotte. Starting June 6, 2024, Lufthansa will fly also fly five times a week throughout the year to this city that is particularly interesting for business travelers. Numerous German companies have branches in the Raleigh-Durham area, and employees will now have an optimal connection to Germany and Lufthansa's global network for the first time.

Hyderabad, India already is a Lufthansa destination this winter and will continue to be served in the 2024 summer flight schedule with five weekly flights.

News in detail from Munich 

Next summer, Lufthansa guests will be able to choose from more exciting destinations from Munich to three continents. The Airbus A350, one of the most sustainable long-haul aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet, will fly for example for the first to Seattle from Munich daily for the first time on May 30, 2024 . The Munich flight complements existing daily flights to Seattle from Lufthansa's Frankfurt hub, thus offering additional travel options to the. state of Washington. In short, Lufthansa is doubling flight frequencies to Seattle. 

With the pandemic being over, Hong Kong is also open again to travel. In the upcoming summer flight schedule, Lufthansa will be flying to the Asian hub several times a week. Also returning as a destination is Johannesburg, which was last a scheduled flight from Munich in 2005. On June 3, 2024, an Airbus A350 will fly three times a weekly to South Africa. Bangalore, India, with flights already offered this winter that will continue through summer 2024 with up to six weekly flights.

New A380 destinations

This will delight fans of the world's largest passenger aircraft: Lufthansa is doubling its number of A380 destinations next summer. From Munich, passengers will experience the Airbus A380 on five routes at once. Boston, Los Angeles and New York (JFK) are back. Two new capitals will be added for the first time: Washington, D.C.  and Delhi. In total, Lufthansa will station a total of six “big bird” Airbus A380s in Munich next summer, by 2025 the A380 fleet will grow to eight aircraft.