Lufthansa, soccer, football, World Cup, 2018, Russia, Moscow, Frankfurt, Munich, flights, travel, airline

Lufthansa adds 85 flights for World Cup

The German giant is expecting a surge in demand for the upcoming football tournament in Russia.

Lufthansa says it is offering 85 additional flights to Russia during the upcoming 2018 World Cup, meaning that football fans will have up to 18,000 additional seats than usual to choose from.

Lufthansa will be increasing frequencies to Moscow Domodedovo, from four to six times a day from Frankfurt and from two to four flights a day from Munich.

From June 1 to July 31, an Airbus A330 will be operating between Frankfurt and Moscow once a day, except on Fridays. It will have 255 seats, including 42 in business.

In addition to the usual “great in-flight entertainment program”, the airline says there will be “highlights from the world of football to get in the mood for the tournament”.

Live matches
During the flight, passengers can even watch live World Cup matches broadcast via the Live TV Channels on the in-seat screen – and via passengers’ personal devices via the carrier’s FlyNet connection.

As a partner of the German Football Association, Lufthansa will be flying the German national team from Frankfurt to Moscow Vnukovo on June 12.

Related stories

airBaltic flies to five World Cup cities

Airlines use football and movies for marketing

Russia’s air traffic at pre-crisis levels


Check Also

Russia, algorithm, World Cup, restaurants, reviews, Tripadvisor, fake, tourism

Fake TripAdvisor reviews ahead of World Cup

“What can you do if no Serbs and no Swedes have ever been to your venue and left a review?”

wow air, Russia, refuse, overflight, allow, asia, icelandair, Iceland, deny, charge

Russia denies attempt to block Iceland flights

The Russian Ministry of Transport has denied reports it tried to block use of Russian airspace for flights to Asia.

airBaltic, World Cup, Russia, Sochi, Riga, Latvia, route, flights, summer, Black Sea, resort, Scandinavia

airBaltic launches to Sochi with football cake

Russia’s beach resort of Sochi on the Black Sea coast is one of the host cities of the World Cup.

Brussels airlines, strike, union, pilots, Eurowings, flights, cancel, May 2018

Strikes hit Brussels Airlines this week

The Lufthansa subsidiary admits that the strikes will cause “massive disruptions” for passengers.

Kiev, Ukraine, people, social media, hotels, rates, prices, increase, Champions League, football, final, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Facebook, free bed

Residents fight Champions League hotel rates

Ukrainians take to social media to offer free beds, so that fans don’t have to pay $5,500 per night.

Icelandair, Iceland, stopver, buddy, golf, spa, train, team, football, cheer, passengers, flight, transatlantic, world cup

Icelandair reveals football stopover experiences

Icelandair and Iceland’s national team together create a series of 90-minute football-inspired activities.