The airline is expanding its presence across the country by adding more flights at various hubs and also new routes.
Travel + Leisure – September 14, 2023
German airline Lufthansa is expanding its presence in the United States, adding new flights and new cities to its robust lineup of international flights.
The airline will add flights from both North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham and from Minneapolis next summer, Lufthansa shared with Travel + Leisure. With the addition of the new cities, Lufthansa will now fly to 27 different cities in the U.S.
“Lufthansa Group’s mission is to connect people, cultures and economies from around the world, in the most sustainable manner possible. We are doing just that, especially next year in 2024, with exciting expansion plans in the pipeline throughout North America,” Dirk Janzen, the vice president for passenger sales, the Americas, for Lufthansa Group Airlines, said in a statement provided to T+L. “Expansion means more routes, more frequencies and easier connections. Customers will absolutely experience this with the ease and comfort of our vast network that spans the globe.”
Starting in early June, the airline will launch year-round flights from Raleigh-Durham five times each week to Frankfurt on an Airbus A330 aircraft. This will compliment Lufthansa’s current North Carolina flights from Charlotte.
That same month, the airline will launch flights to Frankfurt from Minneapolis on a Boeing 787 aircraft. That flight will also operate five times each week on a year-round basis.
In addition, Lufthansa will add direct flights from Seattle to Munich next summer operated on an A350-900 aircraft. The new route will add to the airline’s current service from the city and double its frequencies out of the state of Washington.
The carrier will also add frequencies to flights it already serves from Austin, Dallas, Orlando, and San Diego.
The new flights come as Lufthansa plans to roll out a new business class upgrade complete with floor-to-ceiling privacy walls and private minibars. The airline also offers the opportunity to book a “sleeper’s row,” made up of three or four seats in economy on long-haul flights.