Munich Airport: long haul growth as Lufthansa A380s arrive

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In 2019 Lufthansa plans to launch another one or two long haul destinations from its expanding Munich hub. Lufthansa is considering expansion of its Munich-US network, which currently consists of 10 destinations.

Lufthansa currently has 21 long haul destinations from Munich, including 13 in the Americas and eight in Asia. On 27-Mar-2018 Singapore became the eighth destination in Asia for Lufthansa’s Munich hub – and first in Southeast Asia. The relaunch of Munich-Singapore and the recent introduction of A380s on the Munich to Beijing and Hong Kong routes has driven a more than 40% increase in Lufthansa's Munich-Asia capacity. 

Lufthansa previously served Munich-Singapore but suspended the route in Oct-2012. Lufthansa is using Singapore as a hub for Southeast Asia and Australia under its joint venture with Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir, which was initiated in Oct-2017.

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