12-Mar-2010 8:40 AM

Lufthansa to operate to 204 destinations in 81 countries over Summer 2010

Lufthansa stated (11-Mar-2010) the number of flights and destinations in its 2010 Summer Timetable (28-Mar-2010 to 30-Oct-2010) will remain virtually unchanged, with fleet renewal only marginally increasing capacity. Details include:

  • Seat capacity: The carrier will increase overal capacity (ASKs) by 3.6% (including A380s services scheduled to commence in Jun-2010), operating 12,853 weekly services in Summer 2010 (compared to 12,860 weekly services in 2009). Despite a smaller fleet, capacity is higher following successive fleet renewal and the replacement of older aircraft by larger types. This effect is evident in both the continental and intercontinental fleet. Services in Europe have been marginally reduced to 11,445 flights weekly to German and European destinations (from 11,519 flights), while the long-haul/intercontinental network will have an increased weekly frequency of 1,408 flights (previously 1,341 flights weekly);
  • New destinations: Will serve 204 destinations in 81 countries, compared to 206 destinations in 78 countires in 2009.  Six new destinations in the schedule include Rostock-Laage, Bari, Palermo, Zadar, Chisinau and Tashkent - see Route Changes Table for more information. Lufthansa is also considering several new flight connections to Iraq (Baghdad, Erbil). More details on flight times and fares together with the start of bookings for the new connections will be disclosed at a later date;
  • European network optimisation: Lufthansa has optimised its timetable in Germany and Europe with four new destinations, including daily Munich-Chisinau services, and 15 additional connections;
  • Lufthansa Italia: Plans to expand its route network from Milan Malpensa with services to Warsaw and Stockholm as well as the Italian destinations of Palermo and Olbia, for a total of 172 weekly services to 13 destinations in Italy and Europe;
  • Route discontinuations: Lufthansa has in recent months discontinued connections to Balaton/Hungary, Berne/Switzerland (henceforth as code-share destination), Hof-Plauen (henceforth as code-share destination), Rønne/Denmark as well as the intra-Asian tag-flight from Seoul to Shenyang/China;
  • Lufthansa Group: All five Lufthansa Group airlines – Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, bmi, Brussels Airlines and SWISS – will be serving 274 destinations in 104 countries on four continents from their hubs at Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London-Heathrow, Munich and Zurich. [more]

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