Frankfurt Airport Offers New International Connections, A380, and Dreamliner Service
Frankfurt Airport’s new 2011/2012 Winter Timetable, which goes into effect on October 30, in tandem with the time change in Germany, features expanded flight services from the airlines who are using the extra capacity available following the recent inauguration of Frankfurt Airport’s new Runway Northwest.
In intercontinental traffic, Lufthansa will return to Rio de Janeiro, with five flights per week. Lufthansa last served this route from Frankfurt in 2005. Effective January 21, ANA All Nippon Airways will fly to the new destination of Haneda Airport in the heart of Tokyo. ANA, the launch carrier of Boeing’s new B787 Dreamliner, has chosen Frankfurt-Haneda as the first intercontinental route for this new generation jet. Travelers will be able to choose from four flights daily from Frankfurt to Tokyo (Narita and Haneda airports) this winter.
New destinations in Frankfurt’s 2011/12 Winter Timetable will include San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Ras al Khaimah in the U.A.E. San Juan will be served twice weekly by Frankfurt-based Condor, while RAK Airways will fly once a week from Frankfurt to Ras al Khaimah. As of December 1, Emirates will offer seven flights per week to Dubai. Frankfurt passengers will then have a choice of three daily connections to Dubai. From January 3, United Airlines will fly twice daily from Frankfurt to New York-Newark, raising connections from Frankfurt to the New York region to eight flights per day.
Replacing its B747-400 service, Singapore Airlines will deploy the Airbus A380 daily on the Singapore to Frankfurt to New York JFK route beginning January 15. Lufthansa will also offer A380 superjumbo service to its passengers on the Frankfurt to Singapore route as of October 30.
Various new routes will be introduced from Frankfurt to the United Kingdom. Lufthansa will depart thrice daily to the oil and engineering center of Aberdeen on the North Sea coast of Scotland. London-Gatwick Airport will be served twice daily by Lufthansa this winter as well. British Midland Airways will serve as a new carrier at Frankfurt to the destination of Nottingham/East Midlands
with 16 connections per week.
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