Lufthansa is preparing for the immediate return of some Airbus A380s to service for the upcoming summer demand.
The airline has therefore released its route plan, with tickets now being bookable on the Lufthansa website.
The german flag carrier, from June 1st, will resume operations with the world’s largest passenger plane. The launch will see Lufthansa serve Boston from Munich with the A380, operating as LH424. This is also scheduled to be a daily service for Lufthansa.
Lufthansa hadn’t operated the A380 for three years since the emergence of the pandemic when international travel was halted. As a result, the airline decided to ground the type and retire it from its fleet. They’ve seen the need to return the type to service only because of heightened demand. In addition, paired with delays to deliveries for upcoming planes utilising the A380s capacity has become necessary,
Following Boston’s A380 service, one month later, from July 4th, Lufthansa will deploy an A380 daily to New York John F. Kennedy. With such a heightened capacity over other aircraft, over 500 seats for Lufthansa’s configuration, placing it on key point-to-point pairings that require a higher capacity has benefits.
Lufthansa concludes that four total A380s will be operational by year’s end.