Lufthansa Group launches new long-haul flights

The Lufthansa Group airlines have announced their new routes for the summer 2024 timetable. Lufthansa has new flights to India, South Africa, Hong Kong, Minneapolis, Raleigh-Durham, and Seattle. SWISS adds Washington, DC, and Toronto. Plus, Brussels Airlines enhances Sub-Saharan connectivity. All new destinations bookable now.

New Lufthansa Group destinations

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group have unveiled several new routes that increase accessibility to key business hubs in North America, Africa, and Asia.

Lufthansa is expanding its service to India. New Munich – Bangalore service is starting in Nov 2023, complementing the existing service from Frankfurt – Bangalore. Lufthansa guests will be able to enjoy one of the Lufthansa Group’s most modern and economical long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350-900. In January, Lufthansa will resume service to Hyderabad from Frankfurt. This will once again provide a direct connection from Germany to India’s pharmaceutical and high-tech industries. Now Lufthansa will offer a total of five destinations to the Indian subcontinent from its two hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.

Looking forward to the summer of 2024, Lufthansa Airlines is expanding its network from Frankfurt and Munich to the United States. Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina are two new destinations starting from Frankfurt in June. Lufthansa is also adding a new flight from its Munich hub to Seattle, Washington, further amplifying their reach to the west coast of the United States. With these additions to the network, Lufthansa will offer a total of 27 destinations within the United States, a substantial increase compared to pre-pandemic.

In addition to new destinations in the United States and India, Lufthansa is also launching flights from Munich to Johannesburg and Hong Kong for the first time in the summer of 2024.

SWISS is expanding its intercontinental network with flights in 2024 to Washington, DC, and Toronto. Starting on March 28, SWISS will offer a daily flight between Zurich and Washington, DC, operated by a modern Airbus A330. SWISS will also be adding Toronto to its route network on May 10. The new Toronto service, which is provisionally planned for the summer schedules only, will be daily except Mondays and Wednesdays using the Airbus A330.

Brussels Airlines adds a tenth aircraft to its long-haul fleet and commits to growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, its most important market. With the extra capacity, the Africa expert of the Lufthansa Group reopens the route to Nairobi in the Summer of 2024 and increases its connections between Brussels and Kigali to a daily service. This brings the number of Brussels Airlines’ destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa to 18.

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