It seems that Lufthansa Group is ready to scale up parts of its network, with plans to offer 106 destinations in its network from June.
Around 160 aircraft will be involved in the June Timetable effort. This will affect flights operated by Lufthansa, Eurowings and Swiss International Air Lines, with 80 aircraft extra reactivated. The previous timetable was flown with 80 aircraft.
Lufthansa Group notes that passengers are wanting to travel again, thanks to the easements placed the German government, along with other countries in the European Union.
Destinations such as Mallorca, Sylt, Rostock and Crete will re-appear on the Lufthansa network map from June. Finalised details of the new timetable will appear in during this week.
Whilst the flights might fly, passengers will need to ensure they can meet the entry requirements of the area they’re entering, as well obey any hygiene regulations that have been requested (for example, Lufthansa Group airlines require the wearing of face masks during the passenger’s entire journey. Passengers will also need to allow extra time at the airport to clear any security requirements.
Onboard, the catering service will remain restricted.
Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of German Lufthansa AG said
“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 time. It goes without saying that the safety and health of our guests and employees are of the highest priority,” says Starting in June, numerous sunny destinations such as Mallorca, Sylt, Rostock and Crete will once again be accessible with the airlines of the Lufthansa Group.
Further details of the “June flight schedule” will be published in the course of the coming week.
Tentative steps forward
With the Lufthansa Group attempting to restart leisure services as well as rebuilding connectivity, it seems pulling 80 aircraft out of storage is the way forward to help improve and increase the timetable.
A lot of this will be down to infection rates – and if they climb or fall. If they fall, the chance of a further network expansion could happen. If they rise, expect the network to contract.
For now, Lufthansa Group sees this as a chance to gain the momentum that has been lost over the past few months.
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