Lufthansa Group airlines to kickstart operations from June
Lufthansa Group airlines to kickstart operations from June. In June, Lufthansa group airlines will be expanding to more destinations using more aircraft. This is owing to travel restrictions and bans being withdrawn. Lufthansa, Swiss and Eurowings are currently operating a minimised schedule from their respective hubs.
Expansion of operation
Lufthansa, Eurowings and Swiss from June will be offering a monthly schedule to more destinations in Germany and Europe.
Lufthansa is currently operating on a minimum schedule from its hubs at Frankfurt and Munich to most important cities in Germany and Europe. Swiss is also flying regional routes to selected European cities while Eurowings is providing basic services at Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Cologne to selected European destinations.
Lufthansa set to store its A340-600 fleet in the Spanish storage base of Teruel. This comes a week after the airline had announced plans to restructure its fleet.
Lufthansa group set for major restructuring due to low demand and drop in air travel. The Frankfurt based airline is set to reduce fleet drastically in order to sustain operations
Lufthansa uses its passenger A330 aircraft for cargo purposes to transport essential cargo between China and Germany
The repatriation flight schedule being operated is set to end on May 31st. The June schedule will have 80 aircraft being brought back to service. The groups plans on serving a total of 106 destinations. The repatriation schedule was made using 60 aircraft being operational. With the new schedule from June 1st a total of 160 aircraft will be in service.
“We sense a great desire and longing among people to travel again. Hotels and restaurants are slowly opening, and visits to friends and family are in some cases being allowed again. With all due caution, we are now making it possible for people to catch up and experience what they had to do without for a long timeHarry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of German Lufthansa AG.
He also added that the safety and health of the customer and their employees will be of the highest priority.
The increase in the number of flights is after the growing ease in restrictions and removal of travel bans. Fellow European airline KLM had also recently announced restarting operations within Europe.
From June, summer destinations such as Mallorca, Syet, Rostock and Crete will be reachable.
Much like other carriers, Lufthansa also highlighted the importance of safety for its customers and employees. There will be no inflight catering for an indefinite period of time. The airlines of the Lufthansa Group made it mandatory for passengers to wear face masks. Customers will also have to make note of restrictions and regulations present in the destination they are travelling to into account.
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