It seems Lufthansa is looking beyond its traditional destinations in Europe to new destinations for the winter 2017/2018 season – with the announcement of three new routes from Frankfurt to short-medium haul destinations, and the conversion of three more routes into year-round operation.
Romanian destinations are in the spotlight, with the airline starting up services to Cluj and Timișoara. These services will be operated with an Embraer E-190 from Frankfurt on a daily basis.
Operating details for the flight to Romania below:
Frankfurt – Cluj
LH1412 DEPART FRA 14:45 ARRIVE CLJ 17:50 LH1413 DEPART CLJ 18:35 ARRIVE FRA 19:45 Commences 29th October 2017 Booked Equipment Embraer 190
Frankfurt – Timișoara
LH1416 DEPART FRA 09:00 ARRIVE TSR 11:50 LH1417 DEPART TSR 12:35 ARRIVE FRA 13:45 Commences 29th October 2017 Booked Equipment Embraer 190
Another new addition is Kuusamo in northern Finland, serving Lapland. This is very much one for the winter season, with a weekly flight on Saturdays only. Lead-in prices start at €199 one-way.
Frankfurt – Kuusamo
LH872 DEPART FRA 10:05 ARRIVE KAO 14:10 LH873 DEPART KAO 15:15 ARRIVE FRA 17:30 Commences 23rd December 2017 Booked Equipment Airbus A319
In terms of destinations that will convert to year-round operation, Reykjavik (Iceland), Palermo (Italy) and Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The revised operations look like this:
- Reykjavik operates three times a week – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
- Palermo will operate during the weekends twice a week – Saturday and Sundays
- Santiago de Compostela will operate three times a week – Mondays, Thursdays and Friday
As we all know, choice and destinations are the name of the game as airlines seek to make money on new routes.
Whilst some of these are filled in routes, development of new routes should bring new flows of passengers.
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