• Joe Breitfeller

Lufthansa to Deploy Four Airbus A350-900s to Frankfurt Hub for Winter 2020/21

The airline’s sustainable and economical A350-900s will operate long-haul routes between Frankfurt and Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo. The four parked A350-900s will be temporarily deployed at Frankfurt through March 2021.


Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Lufthansa

Today (October 13, 2020), Lufthansa announced that they will reactivate four temporarily parked Airbus A350-900s for deployment to Frankfurt for their winter 2020/21 schedule ending March 2021. The modern, efficient and environmentally aircraft will serve long-haul routes between Frankfurt and Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo. The A350-900s will temporarily replace the airline’s Boeing 747-800s for the duration of the winter schedule to Chicago and Los Angeles, while from December, the aircraft will replace Airbus A340-300s on the route between Frankfurt and Tokyo-Haneda. All flights will be operated by Lufthansa’s Munich-based cabin and flight deck crews.


The Airbus A350-900 offers Lufthansa guests a premium onboard experience and is quiet, environmentally friendly and efficient. The aircraft operates with a 12 percent reduced fuel burn and associated reduction in CO2 emissions, when compared to the Boeing 747-800. Lufthansa’s 16 strong Airbus A350-900 fleet is based in Munich. Due to the current COVID-19 related reduction in demand, the company will only operate seven of the aircraft type from Munich for the winter 2020/21 timetable, with service to North America and Asia.


Source: Lufthansa