Lufthansa adds 3 new US connections for 2024

A Lufthansa A380 is prepared for departure from Munich.
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Lufthansa Airlines is set to expand its services from Frankfurt and Munich to the United States in the summer of 2024.

With three new US connections on the horizon, Lufthansa will operate scheduled flights to Minneapolis and Raleigh-Durham from Frankfurt for the first time. The airline will also see its maiden flight to Seattle from Munich.

Expanded Reach in the USA

Lufthansa has committed to providing travelers with further options when it comes to exploring the United States.

Starting in the summer of 2024, the airline will offer a total of 27 destinations in the USA, a significant increase from pre-pandemic levels.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

One of the exciting new additions to Lufthansa’s U.S. destinations is Minneapolis, Minnesota. Beginning on June 4, 2024, Lufthansa will operate five flights per week throughout the year to this Midwest gateway city.

Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and thrilling outdoor adventures.

Travelers can explore numerous national parks and even catch a glimpse of the spectacular northern lights, making Minneapolis an ideal starting point for an unforgettable American adventure.


Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Another noteworthy addition to Lufthansa’s U.S. destinations is Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina.

Commencing on June 6, 2024, Lufthansa will operate five weekly flights to this city, making it an attractive option for business travelers.

The Raleigh-Durham area is home to numerous German companies, and this new connection will provide employees with optimal access to Germany and Lufthansa’s extensive global network.

A Lufthansa Airbus A350 on the taxiway.
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Developments in Munich

Next summer, Munich will serve as a launchpad for Lufthansa’s guests to explore a multitude of exciting destinations across three continents. The introduction of the sustainable Airbus A350 on the Munich to Seattle route, starting on May 30, 2024, is a significant highlight.

This daily service not only marks the aircraft’s debut on this route but also complements the existing daily flights from Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub to Seattle.

This expanded service translates to more travel options for those exploring the beautiful state of Washington.

Hyderabad, India: A Continuation of Service

For travelers heading to Hyderabad, India, there’s also good news. Lufthansa will continue to serve this destination in its 2024 summer flight schedule with five weekly flights, ensuring seamless connectivity to this vibrant Indian city.

Reconnecting with Hong Kong

With the pandemic behind us, Hong Kong is once again open for travel. In the upcoming summer flight schedule, Lufthansa will operate several weekly flights to this Asian hub.

This reconnection brings joy to both business and leisure travelers looking to explore the vibrant culture and economic opportunities of Hong Kong.

Johannesburg Returns

Johannesburg, a city that last saw scheduled flights from Munich in 2005, is making a comeback. Starting June 3, 2024, an Airbus A350 will operate three weekly flights to South Africa, rekindling connections to this remarkable African destination.

Bangalore, India

Bangalore, India, has also been on Lufthansa’s radar, with flights already available during the winter season. Travelers can rejoice as these flights will continue through the summer of 2024, with up to six weekly flights ensuring seamless connectivity to this tech hub.

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New A380 Destinations

For enthusiasts of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, Lufthansa has exciting news. The airline is doubling its number of A380 destinations in the summer of 2024.

From Munich, passengers can experience the Airbus A380 on five different routes simultaneously. Returning favorites include Boston, Los Angeles, and New York (JFK), but there are two exciting new additions: Washington, D.C., and Delhi.

With plans to station a total of six Airbus A380s in Munich next summer, Lufthansa is gearing up for an even more luxurious and spacious travel experience.

By 2025, the A380 fleet will grow to eight aircraft, ensuring more travelers can enjoy the comforts of this “big bird.”

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