Lufthansa Plans Flights To Costa Rica and India Next Month

***Update on 06/01/2020 @ 18:17UTC – India has extended its international flight suspensions. Read more here.***

Lufthansa, on May 28, announced in a press release its plans to extend its international route network. The airline has said that other than previously planned flights, it will resume services on its Munich – Delhi and Frankfurt – San Jose routes. Starting from June 15, Lufthansa will operate 20 German and European destinations from Frankfurt and as many as 34 from Munich. The decision is a part of the recent developments in the country to open borders and allow travel.

Lufthansa Plans Flights To Costa Rica and India Next Month
Lufthansa will resume key routes on June 15. Photo: Lufthansa

Where will Lufthansa fly?

Lufthansa, like many of the European carriers, is gradually moving towards the resumption of flights. Europe has, in the last few weeks, seen a decline in the number of new coronaviruses cases. As life returns to normal, airlines are planning their routes and schedules ahead of time.

According to the press release, in the first half of June, Lufthansa will specifically focus on summer tourist destinations. The airline aims first to attract passenger demand on European holiday destinations and then expand its intercontinental network. Some of these destinations are Faro, Venice, Ibiza, Malaga, Porto, and Cyprus. As a result of this, Lufthansa’s schedule will grow from around 500 to almost 900 flights a week.

Also, Lufthansa will add few more long-haul destinations. These routes might be subject to government approval and country restrictions. The long-haul routes that will be resumed are as follows:

  • From Frankfurt: Cairo (Egypt), Beijing, Shanghai (both in China), and San Jose (Costa Rica). Previously mentioned, flights to Toronto, Mexico City, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Tel Aviv, Riyadh, Bahrain, Johannesburg, Dubai, and Mumbai will resume as planned.
  • From Munich: San Francisco (USA), Delhi (India), Montreal (Canada), and Seoul (South Korea). Previously mentioned, flights to Chicago, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv will resume as planned.
  • Ongoing services: Between Frankfurt and Newark/New York, Chicago, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and Bangkok will continue to be offered as per the current schedule.
Lufthansa Plans Flights To Costa Rica and India Next Month
Lufthansa will resume flights to various international destinations. Photo: Lufthansa

Member airlines to follow

Other members of the Lufthansa Group have similarly announced expansion plans. Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Eurowings, and Brussels Airlines will all be resuming a number of destinations in June.

Austrian Airlines, on June 15, 2020, will resume regular flights to 37 destinations in the first two weeks, after a break of almost 90 days.

Brussels Airlines will resume flight operations on June 15 and offer a route network of 59 destinations between June and August.

SWISS is planning to increase services to various European destinations and resume flights on Zurich to Brindisi, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Rome routes. Additionally, it will resume flights from Zurich to New York JFK, Chicago, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Mumbai, Hong Kong, and Johannesburg.

SWISS converts an additional 777 for cargo
SWISS will go long-haul using its fleet of A330s and B777s. Photo: Getty Images

Eurowings will be substantially expanding its timetable from June onwards, adding 40 new European destinations to its schedule. The fleet will be doubled to up to 20 Airbus aircraft by the end of June.

As the travel demand grows and country restrictions are lifted worldwide, we can expect more such flights in the coming weeks.

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