Lufthansa City Airlines confirms initial routes

A Lufthansa City Airlines Airbus A319 on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Lufthansa

Lufthansa City Airlines, the latest addition to the Lufthansa Group, is taking flight this summer.

The airline recently announced its initial destinations, offering short-haul connections to key European cities.

First Destinations and Expansion Plans

Taking off from its hub in Munich, Lufthansa City Airlines will initially connect passengers to several popular destinations:

  • Germany: Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Hanover
  • United Kingdom: Birmingham and Manchester
  • France: Bordeaux

But this is just the beginning. The airline plans to gradually expand its network throughout Europe in the coming months, providing even more travel options for passengers looking to explore the continent.

Investing in the Future

The Lufthansa Group’s commitment to Lufthansa City Airlines is clear. They have placed a significant order for 40 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with an additional 20 purchase options.

This investment strengthens the Group’s short-haul network, which plays a crucial role in their overall strategy.

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A robust short-haul network not only increases their market competitiveness but also supports the planned expansion of Lufthansa’s long-haul routes.

Passengers flying with Lufthansa City Airlines can expect a familiar and comfortable travel experience that reflects the high standards of the Lufthansa brand.

The airline will adhere to the same exceptional product and customer service that passengers have come to associate with Lufthansa.

This will ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey on short and medium-haul flights.

Preparing for Takeoff

The first two of four Airbus A319 aircraft planned for deployment in 2024 are already sporting the new Lufthansa City Airlines livery.

Bookings will open from the end of April through the familiar Lufthansa Group sales channels, so interested travellers can prepare to book a summer European adventure.

Lufthansa City Airlines is a new chapter in the Group’s story, and it looks to be an exciting one.

With its initial destinations confirmed, investment in modern aircraft, and commitment to quality service, the airline squarely targets the European short-haul market.

The Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group headquartered in Germany, boasting over 300 subsidiaries and equity investments across the world.

Established in 1926, it has become one of the largest airline groups in Europe, known for its extensive network and diverse offerings.

Key Components of the Group

  • Network Airlines: This segment comprises the group’s flagship carriers, including Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines. These airlines offer premium services and extensive long-haul and short-haul connections.
  • Eurowings: This subsidiary focuses on affordable short and medium-haul flights, catering to budget-conscious travelers within Europe.
  • Aviation Services: This segment encompasses various services like cargo transportation, aircraft maintenance, catering, and IT solutions.

The recent launch of Lufthansa City Airlines demonstrates the Group’s commitment to further expanding its reach within Europe. This move highlights their continuous efforts to adapt to evolving market trends and passenger demands.

Looking Ahead

The Lufthansa Group remains a major player in the global aviation industry, and its future looks promising.

With its diverse portfolio, strong brand reputation, and commitment to innovation, the group is well-positioned to navigate the current aviation landscape.

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