Lufthansa boosts capacity in UK market

Lufthansa boosts capacity in UK market

Lufthansa is increasing capacity on services from the UK and Ireland for the summer with the introduction of bigger aircraft on a number of routes.

The changes are in response to increased customer demand and reflect the general economic upturn currently being experienced by the airline.

The largest increase is between Aberdeen and Frankfurt - up by 23 per cent - followed by Glasgow, which is up by over 16 per cent.

This has been achieved by increasing the Dusseldorf service from six to seven flights a week.

Dublin will Lufthansa capacity increase by over 16 per cent, with the summer service to Munich increased from three to four flights a week from April and then to five flights a week in July and August.

From Sunday March 30th Lufthansa will also introduce some subtle timetable adjustments to create a better spread of the 12 daily services between Heathrow and Frankfurt in both directions across the day making it easier for customers to plan their journeys.

Peak time services will operate hourly with departures from Heathrow on or around the half hour and the return flights from Frankfurt on the hour.

In addition, all Lufthansa flights between Heathrow and Frankfurt will be operated by the larger Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft resulting in almost 1,000 additional seats every week.

Lufthansa flights are also due to move into the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow in early October as it becomes the new home for Star Alliance airlines.

The brand new Lufthansa lounge to be unveiled at Terminal 2 will be the largest Lufthansa lounge facility outside the airline’s home-base in Germany, catering for Lufthansa Passenger Airline Group premium passengers, Miles & More status members and other Star Alliance status customers who will be able to enjoy an unrivalled view of the apron area.

Covering an area of 1600m2 and offering 350 seats, the design of the lounge will follow the new concept Lufthansa has been unveiling around the globe, including oak parquet flooring, high quality leather armchairs, back-lit walls, professional appliances and premium washrooms.

Since 2011, Lufthansa has invested approximately 35 million Euros in constructing new lounges and refurbishing existing ones in order to further expand and enhance its airport lounge facilities for customers.