Lufthansa has announced a substantial expansion into the United States in preparation for the upcoming 2024 season.
By next summer, Lufthansa will offer a staggering 27 USA destinations for customers to choose from, which is more than before the pandemic emerged.
Minneapolis, Minnesota and Raleigh-Durham International in North Carolina are two new destinations to the Lufthansa network being added. An origin point of Frankfurt has been outlined for this service.
The Frankfurt to Minneapolis service is slated to begin on June 4th, 2024, with a five-times weekly service commencing. Meanwhile, the Raleigh-Durham flight will begin two days later on June 6th, 2024, with this being also five times weekly. Lufthansa notes that such a service will be hugely important for business travellers.
Additionally, though Lufthansa notes Hyderabad will be served five times weekly in the summer 2024 season, while already a part of the network, the commitment to continuing flights highlights it as an essential part of Lufthansa’s Indian presence
However, Frankfurt will continue to play a pivotal role as a city to connect to the United States. Lufthansa will, from Munich fly for the first time towards Seattle. Additionally, Munich will see a Johannesburg and Hong Kong connection, too.
Munich will see the Airbus A350, as mentioned, deploy towards Seattle daily from May 30th, 2024. Also, Hong Kong will see flights several times per week, and Johannesburg is returning as a destination. Interestingly, the airline has been missing from the network since 2005. The Airbus A350 will connect the two city pairings.
Lufthansa further notes its Airbus A380s will be deployed on service to five routes with Boston, Los Angeles and New York and two new capitals, Delhi and Washington D.C.