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Lufthansa to start flights to St. Louis; to serve 160+ destinations next summer

Lufthansa has announced that it will launch flights to St. Louis in the US state of Missouri next summer. In addition, the carrier has also announced that it will serve 160+ destinations next summer with multiple new destinations added in the network.

Nonstop to St. Louis

Lufthansa will fly to more destinations in the U.S. next year than ever before. Starting 1st June 2022, Lufthansa will fly between Frankfurt Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport 3-times-a-week. This will be the first non-stop flight by an airline from continental Europe in around 20 years.

New flights from Munich

Lufthansa is strengthening its Munich hub. Lufthansa is strengthening its premium hub in Munich. With the start of the summer flight schedule on 27th March 2022, the airline will for the first time fly nonstop from the Bavarian capital to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and to San Diego in the United States. In addition, Bangkok in Thailand will again be served directly from Munich at the start of the summer flight schedule.

Lufthansa will also add 4 more Airbus A350-900s to its Munich base, taking the total to 21 from 17. In order to accelerate the modernization of its long-haul fleet, the Lufthansa Group signed leasing agreements for 4 additional Airbus A350-900s in the fall of 2021. These aircraft will be deployed by the core Lufthansa brand at its Munich hub, thus strengthening the premium offering there. Additionally, 5 A340-500s with a first-class cabin will return to Munich this summer.

In Europe, Lufthansa will launch services to 6 new destinations from Munich next summer. These destinations are:

  • Kalamata, Greece
  • Menorca, Spain
  • Varna, Bulgaria
  • Billund, Denmark
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Brindisi, Italy (will be served by Air Dolimiti)

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Starting with the 2022 summer flight schedule, Eurowings Discover will also be taking off from Munich. The airline will fly to the following sunny destinations in the Caribbean:

Eurowings Discover will also fly to Las Vegas from Munich. Over the course of the summer flight schedule, Eurowings Discover’s flight plan also includes 22 short- and medium-haul tourist destinations, including the Canary Islands, destinations in Turkey and 12 Greek islands. The vacation airline is taking over the routes from Lufthansa as planned. New destinations include Samos and Skiathos in Greece.

New flights from Frankfurt

In addition to new flights to St. Louis from Frankfurt, Lufthansa will fly to Stavanger, Norway and Liverpool, Great Britain for the first time. And from May, the Breton capital Rennes, France will also be added to the airline’s network.

Eurowings Discover will operate flights to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Fort Myers, Anchorage, Halifax, Calgary and Tampa Bay from Frankfurt in Summer 2022. The airline’s current winter schedule will also include Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Panama City and Malé, Maldives this summer. In addition to the 19 long-haul destinations, Eurowings Discover also has a varied tourist short- and medium-haul offering, including to nine Greek islands, the Canary Islands, Portugal and Turkey. As planned, the routes will be taken over by Lufthansa during the summer.

Extra flights to Doha for FIFA 2022

Lufthansa is temporarily offering a total of 25 special fan flights from Frankfurt to Doha, Qatar between 14th November 2022, and 19th December 2022, on the occasion of FIFA 2022 that will be hosted by Qatar. The German flag carrier will operate up to 5 extra flights a week. Lufthansa plans to operate an Airbus A340-300 using the flight number LH620. These flights are now bookable.

Meanwhile, Lufthansa recently announced that it will offer additional paid snacks in Economy Class on long-haul flights.

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