September 20 2023  |  Airline & Terminal News

Munich Airport foresees long-haul traffic at record levels next summer

By PAX International Magazine Staff, in Long Beach, California

The A380 will also serve five destinations from Munich next summer

With six weeks left in this year's summer flight schedule, Munich Airport reports today “it is already evident that Munich Airport will set new records for long-haul traffic next summer.”

For the first time, Lufthansa will have 36 long-haul aircraft stationed in Munich, and will increase the number of weekly departures to intercontinental destinations from the current 150 to a record 190.

Lufthansa also announced new long-haul destinations starting May 30, 2024 (Munich and Seattle) and Bangalore will be included in the upcoming winter flight schedule, served up to six times a week in summer 2024. Modern and fuel-efficient A350 long-haul aircraft will operate on both routes.

In the coming summer schedule, Lufthansa will offer flights to Hong Kong several times a week. Johannesburg, which was last on Lufthansa's Munich flight schedule in 2005, will also be reinstated on June 3, 2024 (three times a week).

In the 2024 summer schedule, Beijing, Osaka and San Diego, which are currently served three times a week, will receive daily service.

The A380 will also serve five destinations from Munich next summer: Boston, Los Angeles and New York (JFK) will continue to be served, while Washington and Delhi will be new additions. Lufthansa will station a total of six Airbus A380s in Munich next summer, and plans to expand the A380 fleet to a total of eight aircraft by 2025.

Discover Airlines has announced plans to base five Airbus A320 aircraft in Munich and operate around 60 flights each week to 23 destinations across Europe and North Africa in the summer of 2024. Long-haul aircraft are also to be stationed in Munich in the following winter season.

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