Lufthansa adds to UK routes

Germany-based air carrier, Lufthansa, is adding to its services on UK routes as part of its recently announced summer schedule.

The new schedule will include an increase in capacity between Aberdeen in Scotland and Frankfurt, in addition to two completely new services to Glasgow in Scotland and to the Welsh capital, Cardiff from the German city of Dusseldorf. The introduction of B737-500 aircraft with seating for 114 passengers, to replace the 70-seat CR7 will enable the increase in capacity on the Aberdeen route without the need for additional flights.

Of the two new services to Glasgow and Cardiff from Dusseldorf, it is intended that the Glasgow service will operate throughout the year from its inauguration on April 8, while the Cardiff service will be for the summer season only, commencing on May 4 this year and with its last flight on October 5.

The German airline can offer onward connections to several destinations in Asia and the USA, served by the latest Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 aircraft. A new long-haul route is being opened by the company between Munich and Vancouver on the west coast of Canada. The airline already operates to Vancouver from Frankfurt.

In terms of passengers carried, Lufthansa is the world’s fourth largest airline and it serves over 400 destinations. From its offices and corporate headquarters in Cologne, the airline employs over 115,000 people worldwide and is part of the world’s largest airline alliance, the Star Alliance, of which it was a founder member in 1997.

Lufthansa currently has 236 new aircraft on order as part of its €23 bn fleet regeneration program.