Lufthansa is set to enhance its South African connectivity with a new nonstop route from Johannesburg to Munich, commencing 4 June 2024.
- The three weekly departures on the Airbus A350-900 offer an alternative to Europe, complementing existing services to Frankfurt and Zurich.
- Departing at 9am, the Munich flight caters to both corporate and leisure travelers, providing an appealing alternative to Frankfurt.
- Passengers will be able to connect to 130 global destinations via Munich, reinforcing Lufthansa’s presence in South Africa.
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Matthias Lefevre, General Manager Sales Southern Africa, Lufthansa Group Airlines, notes the allure of Munich’s award-winning airport and its appeal to travellers seeking a relaxed arrival after a long-haul flight.
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, stands as one of Germany’s economic powerhouses, housing major international companies like BMW, Siemens, and Allianz. The city’s diverse attractions, from alpine landscapes to historic castles, make it an enticing travel destination.
Lufthansa’s 2024 summer schedule sees the introduction of exciting new routes beyond Johannesburg. Minneapolis and Raleigh-Durham join the network, departing from Frankfurt. Munich, too, expands its reach with flights to Seattle and Hong Kong. The Indian cities of Hyderabad and Bangalore maintain their presence in the summer flight schedule.
Airbus A380 enthusiasts will rejoice as Lufthansa doubles its A380 destinations next summer. Munich becomes the base for five A380 routes, including new additions—Washington, D.C., and Delhi. By 2025, Lufthansa’s A380 fleet will grow to eight aircraft.
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