FRA-MSP

Lufthansa added its latest transatlantic service between Frankfurt and Minneapolis on Tuesday 4 June. The 7,070-kilometre route will be maintained 5-weekly, each day except on Wednesdays and Fridays, with the 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. It competes against Condor’s 4-weekly rotations between the two cities. Flight LH482 departs Frankfurt at 11:10 local time, arriving in Minneapolis at […]

June 12, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Discover Airlines

  When the first flight took off in 2021, it was called Eurowings Discover (IATA code 4Y). However, the Lufthansa Group carrier changed its name to Discover Airlines in 2023 (same IATA code). Partially set up to compete with Condor, which was once owned by Lufthansa, Planespotters.net shows that leisure operator Discover now has 26 […]

United Airlines at Brussels

United Airlines is the number-one airline between North America and Europe by available seat kilometers (ASK) in Q3 (July-September) 2024, according to Cirium data. It is also first by the number of flights, but it is second to Delta Air Lines for available seats. Focusing on ASKs, which reflect distance, United’s capacity is at a […]

SHE-FRA

China Southern Airlines commenced operations between Shenyang, the capital of China’s northeast Liaoning Province, and Frankfurt on Thursday 25 April. It marks the first scheduled service to be launched from China’s northeast to Germany. The 8,040-kilometre route will be maintained weekly with the 314-seat A350-900 aircraft. Flight CZ8021 departs Shenyang at 01:30 local time, arriving […]

May 1, 2024 | Latest Route News +

LH FRA-HYD

Frankfurt FRA was Europe’s sixth-largest airport in 2023. It had 59.4 million passengers, meaning it was behind London Heathrow, Istanbul IST, Paris CDG, Amsterdam, and Madrid. Traffic was down by 16% versus 2019, mainly because of Lufthansa, big cuts to the domestic market, and the loss of easyJet, Ryanair, and Wizz Air. Their exit (and […]

FRA-HYD

Lufthansa introduced its latest destination in India on Tuesday 16 January by inaugurating flights between Frankfurt and Hyderabad. The 7,125-kilometre service will be maintained 5-weekly, departing Frankfurt on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 294-seat 787-9 aircraft. It faces no competition between the two cities. Flight LH752 departs Frankfurt at 10:55 local time, […]

January 18, 2024 | Latest Route News +

PLAY at Frankfurt

PLAY now serves Germany’s busiest airport. On 14 December the Icelandic carrier began regular service on the 2,410-kilometre route between Reykjavik KEF and Frankfurt FRA utilising its A321s. Weekly frequencies vary between three and six per week over the winter season. Competition on the route comes from Icelandair’s daily service and Lufthansa’s 3-weekly service. The […]

December 20, 2023 | Latest Route News +

BOM-FRA

Vistara launched a new service between Mumbai and Frankfurt on Wednesday 15 November. The 6,575-kilometre route will be maintained 6-weekly, each day except Mondays, with the 299-seat 787-9 aircraft, competing directly against daily Lufthansa operations. Flight UK27 departs Mumbai at 13:00 local time, arriving in Frankfurt at 17:30 local time. The return service, operating as […]

November 21, 2023 | Latest Route News +

German Market still down.

With this summer having been the first ‘normal’ travel summer since 2019, a look at airport passenger statistics across this period for the major European air travel markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Türkiye and the UK), reveals some interesting results. Comparing passenger demand for April to September in 2023 versus the same period in 2019 […]

TUN-FRA

Tunisian leisure carrier Nouvelair launched a new seasonal service between Tunis and Frankfurt on Sunday 10 September. The 1,470-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly with the 149-seat A320 aircraft until 27 October, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Nouvelair will compete directly against Lufthansa’s 13-weekly operations between the two cities, as well as Tunisair’s daily flights. Nouvelair serves […]

September 13, 2023 | Latest Route News +