In response to a significant increase in bookings to Palma de Mallorca for summer, Lufthansa is deploying widebody aircraft from Frankfurt and Munich. The carrier will operate a 747-8 from Frankfurt and an Airbus A350 from Munich.
On Friday (June 11, 2021), Lufthansa announced that due to a significant increase in bookings to Palma de Mallorca for summer, the carrier will deploy widebody aircraft from Frankfurt and Munich. Between April and the beginning of June 2021, Lufthansa has seen a 25-fold increase in bookings to the popular Balearic Island destination. Therefore, the airline will deploy a Boeing 747-8 from Frankfort to Palma de Mallorca on four Saturdays in a row during the upcoming summer vacation in Hesse. At the start of the summer vacation in Bavaria, Lufthansa will also operate an Airbus A350 to Mallorca. The route is normally operated with an Airbus A321, but on July 31, 2021, two Lufthansa widebody aircraft will be arriving in Palma de Mallorca on the same day.
The Boeing 747-8 is currently the largest aircraft operated by Lufthansa and the aircraft offers up to 364 seats, compared to 215 usually available on the route. The airline’s 747-8 is configured with 88 Business Class seats (including First Class) and 276 Economy Class seats (including Premium Economy). The first jumbo ‘Queen of the Skies’ flight, LH1152, will depart Frankfurt on Saturday July 17, 2021 at 10:20, just in time for the start of the Hessian summer vacation, and arrive in Palma de Mallorca at 12:25. The return flight, LH1153, will depart the same day at 14:25 p.m., arriving in Frankfurt at 16:45. Lufthansa will also offer 747-8 service on July 24th, July 31st and August 7th.
On departure from Munich, the carrier will deploy an airbus A350 featuring an award-winning cabin with a capacity for 293 guests, including 48 Business Class and 245 Economy Class (including Premium Economy) seats. In concert with the start of Bavarian summer vacations, the first A350 flight will depart Munich of Saturday July 31st. Flight LH2658 will depart Munich at 09:50 and arrive in Palma de Mallorca at midnight, while the return flight, LH2659, will depart Mallorca the same day at 01:30 and arrive in Munich at 15:35.
Tickets on the exceptional Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A350 flights are now available for booking and Lufthansa will be offsetting CO2 emissions. Travelers are advised to consider all current entry and quarantine requirements when planning their trips. Lufthansa guests can find more information by clicking here.