The Lufthansa Group announced on Thursday that flights to Chicago and New York-Newark continue to operate and flight operations to Canada remain unchanged. A special flight schedule for service to the US will be available soon.
Yesterday (March 12, 2020), the Lufthansa Group announced that the Group’s airlines will continue to offer flights to the US from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. Service to Chicago (ORD) and New York-Newark (EWR) continues and a special schedule to US gateways will be available soon. Group airlines’ service to Canada remains unchanged. The company is also currently assessing the impact of new visa entry restrictions for India. Guests are asked to check their schedules on the Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines websites.
Lufthansa Group carriers will continue to operate flights from Frankfurt and Zurich to Chicago (ORD) and New York-Newark (EWR) beyond March 14, 2020. Additionally, service will be maintained between Vienna and Chicago, as well as Brussels and Washington D.C., beyond March 14th, thereby maintaining some connectivity between Europe and the US. Group airline guests will still be able to reach all US destinations via connections with the group’s US partner, United Airlines. All other US flights will be suspended until further notice due to new US travel restrictions including flights from Munich, Düsseldorf and Geneva. As previously mentioned, the Lufthansa Group continues to serve Canadian destinations. Lufthansa Group carriers continue to offer 313 connections to 21 US destinations from Europe in their winter schedule which remains valid until March 28, 2020.
In a separate press release on Friday (March 13, 2020), the Lufthansa Group announced that customers who have tickets for existing and cancelled flights from any group airline (Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti) can be rebooked with a new departure date up to and including December 31, 2020. The new rule applies to tickets up to and including March 12, 2020, with a confirmed travel date up to and including April 30, 2020 and rebooking fees will be waived. If the original fare is no longer available, the corresponding fare difference must be paid upon rebooking.
Source: Lufthansa Group
Editor's Note: We stand by the entire Lufthansa Group team and all airlines during this difficult period as the entire world fights to limit the transmission of, and ultimately recover from, the global COVID-19 pandemic. Once it has been defeated, we look forward to the emergence of an even stronger and more robust global commercial airline industry.