Showing posts with label Munich Airport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Munich Airport. Show all posts

23 March, 2023

More flights and services from Munich this summer.......

This weekend the new summer flight schedule will begin at Munich International Airport with more new destinations and a major step up in other schedules. 

Lufthansa, the biggest airline at Munich Airport, will start operating additional flight connections. Its long-haul routes will now include Osaka in Japan and Mexico City. After a long break, Shanghai will return to Lufthansa’s flight schedule from April 1 and later also Beijing.

In Europe, there will be flights to Bordeaux in France and Rzeszow in southeast Poland again. For the first time, the airline will also fly to Oviedo, the capital of the Asturias region in northern Spain. In addition to the new destinations, Lufthansa is now offering almost all routes that it used to fly before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The world’s biggest passenger aircraft is also making a comeback: Lufthansa will reactivate four of its out-of-service Airbus A380s for flights from Munich to North American destinations.

In addition, Air China is planning to start flights to the two metropolises Shanghai and Beijing this summer. While Lufthansa will be offering more frequent flights to Tokyo, the Star Alliance partner All Nippon Airways (ANA) is also returning to Munich after a three-year break. Starting from March 27, there will be three flights a week to the Japanese capital.

19 December, 2022

Air France unveiled its fully redesigned lounge in terminal 1 at Munich-Franz Josef Strauss International Airport

Air France unveiled its fully redesigned lounge in terminal 1 at Munich-Franz Josef Strauss international airport in Germany. The airline is continuing the move upmarket of its products and services by offering its customers a redesigned airport space celebrating the French-style travel experience, a haven of peace ideal for relaxing, working or having a bite to eat before their flight.

Dedicated to Air France, KLM and Skyteam partner airlines’ Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers, the lounge is open daily from 5.15 am to 8.30pm. It has a surface area of 227 m2 and 75 seats. Customers travelling in the Economy and Premium Economy cabins can also purchase lounge access for 25 euros or 6,000 miles, subject to space availability.

Elegant and warm, the entire space features the Air France colours - shades of blue, grey and touches of red - as well as the accent, the company’s brand symbol, and the winged seahorse, the historical emblem reminding us of its rich history. Champagne-lacquered metal screens structure the various different areas. The furniture has been carefully chosen and includes the iconic Egg armchair and creations by French designers such as Pierre Paulin, Patrick Jouin and brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Air France also favours noble and natural materials such as oak and leather.

The lounge has a large dining area that promotes French cuisine. A comfortable couch and leather seats are reminiscent of Parisian brasseries. The dining offer changes throughout the day and is based on savoury or sweet dishes, inviting guests to discover seasonal flavours. Healthy and vegetarian meals including soup and gourmet salads are also available. A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available, including wines as well as local beers. Water fountains are provided to limit the consumption of single-use plastic.

23 June, 2022

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership to develop Advanced Air Mobility solutions globally

Photp Schwarzbild / Productions Autrement Dit / Airbus Helicopters

      Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally.

Airbus is developing CityAirbus NextGen, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, along with key support and services offerings around it, while Munich Airport is offering ground infrastructure services and solutions.

“Munich Airport International is already collaborating with Airbus on the Air Mobility Initiative recently launched in Munich - now we are expanding that partnership globally to support select cities and regions around the world,” said Ivonne Kuger, Executive VP Corporate Development MAI. “As Europe’s first 5-star airport Munich Airport has always been at the forefront of innovation and it is crucial for airports to be actively involved in developing and paving the way for this new form of transport”, Kuger adds.

“The development of the market, industry, and the ultimate service of AAM requires a holistic view and this has been our approach from the beginning.  In addition to our decades of vehicle and technology development, certification, and support, we are actively building working ecosystems with our partners,” said Balkiz Sarihan, Head of UAM Partnerships and Strategy Execution at Airbus. “We are sure that our partnership with Munich Airport will be a key catalyst for accelerating the development of the AAM ecosystems worldwide.”

09 June, 2020

Munich Airport and Lufthansa ensure safe travel on the ground and in the air

On Monday, Lufthansa resumed services from Munich to the U.S.  For the first time since March 13, 2020, the airline flew non-stop flights to and from Los Angeles and Munich.  The milestone route was operated by one of Lufthansa’s most modern, long-haul aircraft – the Airbus A350. On Sunday, the airline also deployed the same jet from Munich to Chicago. From now on, both U.S. destinations will initially be served three times a week from the Bavarian capital.  

Munich Airport and Lufthansa have implemented numerous measures to ensure that travel on the ground and in the air meet an increased level of hygiene and safety standards. Passengers and employees are required to wear a mouth-and-nose cover as soon as they enter the terminal buildings. Passengers are informed of the requirements, along with guidelines of conduct and distance, by means of regular announcements, posters, video screens and increased staff presence in the terminals. Passengers have the opportunity to employ contactless check-in by using machines, as well as the opportunity to check their baggage independently. At security and border control, as well as at the gates, there is guidance on where to go through lines and clearly visible floor markings. This will ensure that passengers maintain the required distances. At boarding, passengers are divided into zones so that large queues are avoided. All passengers will receive a disinfecting wipe before boarding the aircraft. Lufthansa passengers are also required to wear their mouth and nose covers on board the aircraft. Furthermore, all Lufthansa aircraft cabins are disinfected after each landing. 

For Jost Lammers, CEO of Flughafen Mรผnchen GmbH, and Ola Hansson, CEO of Munich-based Lufthansa, Lufthansa's first U.S. flights, after a lengthy interruption, mark a major milestone in the ramp-up of traffic that is now beginning. "This week we are resuming long-haul services from Munich with the A350 – one of the most modern, economical and environmentally-friendly, long-haul aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet. Furthermore, with every flight that we resume, Lufthansa places the health and safety of our passengers as our top priority,”," said Ola Hansson. Airport CEO Lammers added: "I see this resumption of intercontinental traffic as an important first step on the road ahead of us, at the end of which I am firmly convinced that we will once again have a vibrant Munich hub".

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