The Lufthansa Group announced on Friday that they will bring 80 aircraft back online in June, doubling the number of operating aircraft to 160. Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS will offer 106 destinations including popular destinations such as Mallorca, Sylt and Crete.
With the gradual lifting of travel restrictions, Lufthansa announced yesterday (May 8, 2020) that they will double their number of operating aircraft from 80 to 160 from June 2020. Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS will offer restart schedules in June offering 106 destinations in Germany and Europe. The current repatriation flight program will conclude on May 31, 2020 and the new program will include popular holiday destinations including Mallorca, Sylt and Crete. In Friday’s announcement, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Executive Board Member, Harry Hohmeister said,
“We sense a great desire and longing among people to fly again. Hotels and restaurants are slowly opening, and visits to friends and family are in some cases being allowed again. With all due caution, we are now making it possible for people to catch up and experience what they had to do without for a long time. It goes without saying that the safety and health of our guests and employees are of the highest priority.”
The Group’s new June schedule will be published in the coming week and will include popular sunny destinations such as Mallorca, Sylt, Rostock and Crete. Guests of the Group’s airlines are reminded to carefully consider the various entry and quarantine regulations of their destinations when planning their trip. Additionally, travelers should be prepared to encounter stricter hygiene and security regulations along with potentially longer airport security checkpoint wait times. The Lufthansa Group reminds guests that onboard catering services will also remain restricted until further notice. From May 4, 2020, all Lufthansa Group guests have been required to wear a mouth-nose covering (mask) throughout the entirety of their journey.
In a separate announcement of Friday from Swiss International Air Lines, SWISS CEO, Thomas Klür said,
“We plan to resume around 15-20% of our original services in June and are very pleased to be able to offer Switzerland greater connections to the world.”
From June, SWISS plans on offering approximately 140 weekly flights from Zurich to 30 European destinations and around 40 weekly flights from Geneva to 14 destinations in Europe. The carrier will continue to offer three weekly long-haul flights to New York-Newark (EWR) and additional intercontinental destinations will be added in June. SWISS and Swiss WorldCargo will continue to operate global cargo-only flights.
Source(s): Lufthansa Group, SWISS