Germanwings takes on more Lufthansa routes

Summer 2014 to bring further changes to LH network

Flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport, four new long-haul services, additional Mediterranean destinations and the continued transfer of direct connections to subsidiary Germanwings are among the highlights of Lufthansa’s upcoming summer timetable. Four new Lufthansa destinations will be Jakarta, Tokyo Haneda, Bodrum and Lamezia Terme.

Compared with the summer timetable last year, Lufthansa and Germanwings have expanded capacity by 5%, measured in available seat-kilometres. Customers can choose 235 destinations in 78 countries for summer 2014.

The handover of direct flights from Lufthansa to Germanwings is proceeding to plan, the airline says, in several stages. Connections include those routes that do not operate through Lufthansa’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs. As many as three quarters of the planned connections will be flown by Germanwings in summer 2014.

In Hamburg, Germanwings recently took over routes to Paris and London, bringing the total number of destinations served from Hamburg to 24. The handover of routes to Germanwings is now complete in Hamburg, as is already the case in Stuttgart and Cologne/Bonn.

In Berlin, the majority of routes have been transferred to Germanwings in recent months. The remaining direct routes flown by Lufthansa from Berlin-Tegel are to be transferred to the subsidiary this summer.

The first day of the summer timetable, March 30, is also the date set for the handover of Lufthansa’s direct flights in Düsseldorf. From that date, 22 Lufthansa destinations will be served by Germanwings.

TTG Nordic

[pictured: Germanwings A320]

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