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Lufthansa Now Flying A380s Between Munich and Shanghai Pudong

Lufthansa is now flying its flagship Airbus A380-800s on its route between Munich and Shanghai's Pudong Airport as of Jan. 2, 2020. The route was previously flown by Lufthansa's long-flying Airbus A340-600. This change in aircraft increases the capacity of Lufthansa's Shanghai service by around 230 seats per flight. Lufthansa's A380s, like its A340s, features four cabins of service, including first class, business class, premium economy, and economy, but features an increased capacity of around 230 seats with a total…

Inside a FlyingLab: Lufthansa’s Unique In-Flight Conference Experience

When Lufthansa began flights to San Jose, Calif., the carrier knew it had to do something unique to celebrate the newly established connection to the tech-focused Silicon Valley region. As airline officials began brainstorming how to mark the new service, the team wanted to create something innovative that no one…

Lufthansa Group Reports Over 13 Million Passengers in May

In May 2019, Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed 2.8 percent more passengers than in May 2018 at around 13.2 million passengers. There were also 3.5 percent more available seat kilometers over the previous year and sales increased by 5.7 percent. Seat load factor also increased by 1.7 percent to 81.1 percent.…

Eurowings Makes Move to Terminal 1 at Munich Airport

Eurowings recently made the move to a new location at its base in Munich. The Lufthansa Group’s low-cost airline subsidiary has moved all departure and arrival operations from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 of Munich Airport starting in the beginning of June in a move to give their travelers a…

LATAM Backs Off and Cancels Planned Munich Route

In November 2018, LATAM cheerfully announced flights between Sao Paulo and Munich as part of its fierce European expansion plan from its hub in the Brazilian metropolis that aims to position Sao Paulo as a key transit point for passengers between South America and Europe.  However, after unpromising sale forecasts,…

Germany Officially Bans Mahan Air Flights

The German government has banned Iranian private carrier, Mahan Air, from operating flights to the country. The decision was made among heavy pressure from the United States and was first announced in December. The German aviation office sent the airline a notice on Monday to immediately suspends its operations into…

Trip Report: Flying Business Class on an Avianca Boeing 787-8…

Avianca recently began to operate flights between Bogota and Munich, with the service starting on Nov. 16, in what has become the carrier's fourth destination in Europe after Madrid, Barcelona and London. The flight is not only the longest that the airline operates to Europe but is also the longest…

Flybmi to Launch Service Between Leeds and Munich in April

Flybmi has recently announced the launch of a new daily service between Leeds Bradford Airport in the U.K. and Munich in Germany. The new route, which is set to start on April 8, 2019, will provide business and leisure travellers in the North of England with a convenient link to…

Lufthansa’s First A380 in New Livery Rolls Out of Paint…

The first Lufthansa Airbus A380 to wear the airline’s new colors has emerged from the paint shop, marking a historic moment for the airline as its largest aircraft can now display the airline’s new image across the world. Lufthansa debuted the new livery earlier this year as part of a…

Air Canada Touts Success on Transatlantic Service

Air Canada is enjoying continued and increasing success in its transatlantic routes, particularly to Germany. Canada’s national carrier, including its low-cost variation Air Canada Rouge, has long been riding a wave of profitable years for its flights across the pond. In 2017, revenues on Canada-Germany routes had increased by 17…