Four jets are to take off from the Main in winter.
First signs of recovery? The Lufthansa Group recently announced that it only wanted to offer 25 percent of the capacities planned before Corona in winter. Now the airline is surprising with the announcement that it will allow four parked A350 jets to take off again in winter. 16 more jets are stationed in Munich; Seven of them will be used on routes to North America and Asia in winter.
On the one hand, the Frankfurt flights to Chicago and Los Angeles will no longer be carried out with a Boeing 747-8 until the end of March – but with the A350-900. The Frankfurt-Tokyo route is also no longer to be flown by an A340-300 from December. All connections are also managed by Munich crews.
Lufthansa justifies the changeover with the savings potential of the A350. Compared to a Boeing 747-8, around twelve percent less kerosene is required – and CO2 emissions are correspondingly lower. “By using the long-haul aircraft in Frankfurt as well, the fleet will be optimally used economically and sustainably under the current framework conditions,” it says.