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Lufthansa’s Airbus A380s to be back in service in June 2023

Lufthansa has announced the exact date on which its Airbus A380s will once again be back in service. This comes after the airline announced last year that it will re-activate some of its stored Airbus A380s due to strong demand for air travel.

Coming June

Starting 1st June 2023, Lufthansa will deploy its Airbus A380 aircraft on flights LH424/425 between Munich International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport. The flights run with the following timings:

  • Munich-Boston
  • Departure time: 15:35
  • Arrival time: 17:50
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: LH424
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Boston-Munich
  • Departure time: 20:05
  • Arrival time: 09:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: LH425
  • Frequency: Daily

And as of 4th July 2023, which happens to be the Independence Day of the United States, Lufthansa will deploy its Airbus A380 on flights LH410/411 between Munich International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport which operate with the following schedule:

  • Munich-New York JFK
  • Departure time: 12:05
  • Arrival time: 15:00
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: LH410
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Boston-Munich
  • Departure time: 17:30
  • Arrival time: 07:30 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 8 hours
  • Flight number: LH411
  • Frequency: Daily

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Lufthansa’s A380s have a total of 509 seats across four classes of service: 8 First Class seats, 78 Business Class seats, 52 Premium Economy Class seats and 371 standard Economy Class seats.

The A380s provides 80% more capacity than the A340-600s currently flying on these routes. By the end of 2023, a total of four A380s will be back in service, all of them based in Munich.

Lufthansa has historically had more premium seats out of Munich than out of Frankfurt and the fact that the A380s will be based in the former does not come as a surprise.

This will be the first time that the Lufthansa A380s will be back in service after they were placed in storage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One more airline gets its A380s re-activated

Airlines around the world have been taking their aircraft out of storage due to strong rebound in air travel demand. Etihad Airways recently re-activated one of its A380s, with more coming in the near future. These aircraft will be deployed on flights to London Heathrow.

Qantas has also started service with its A380s once again. Qatar Airways’ CEO once said that using the “A380 was the biggest mistake the airline had ever made” but now that the air travel demand is higher than ever, Qatar Airways’ A380s are also back in the skies, serving destinations such as London Heathrow and Paris among others.

Emirates, the largest operator of A380, has maintained from the start that the superjumbo will continue to be an integral part of its fleet and will be in service for another decade at-least.

Lately, the A380 has been having an increased focus as the demand for air travel continues to remain strong post-pandemic. It’s great to see such a great aircraft back in service with more and more airlines around the world.

Meanwhile, Lufthansa recently revealed new First and Business Class seats “Allegris”.

Featured image by Lufthansa

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