Lufthansa Group has earmarked June for a resumption to “significantly more destinations” than current schedules, which have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 travel downturn.
Repatriation schedules will conclude on 31 May, after which time Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS will begin ramping up operations to Germany and Europe. Eighty aircraft will be reactivated with the “June timetable” with a total of 106 destinations to be served in the coming month.
From 1 June, 160 aircraft will be in service with the group’s passenger airlines. The previously valid repatriation flight schedule was calculated to be flown with only 80 aircraft.
The Lufthansa Group’s airlines are thus responding to the growing interest of customers in air travel, following the gradual easing of restrictions and limitations in the German federal states and entry regulations of other countries in Europe.
“We sense a great desire and longing among people to travel again. Hotels and restaurants are slowly opening, and visits to friends and family are in some cases being allowed again. With all due caution, we are now making it possible for people to catch up and experience what they had to do without for a long time,” said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of German Lufthansa AG.
Among the destinations to be added will be Mallorca, Sylt, Rostock and Crete. Further details of the June flight schedule will be published in GDS displays over coming weeks.
Customers are asked to take the current entry and quarantine regulations of the respective destinations into account when planning their trip. Throughout the entire trip, restrictions may be imposed due to stricter hygiene and security regulations, for example, due to longer waiting times at airport security checkpoints. Catering services on board will also remain restricted until further notice.
Lufthansa Group introduced mandatory mouth-nose covers for passengers on board its airlines on 4 May.