Lufthansa Inaugurates New York-Berlin Service

By Christian Stampfer on 8 November 2017
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The Reichstag in Berlin

The Reichstag in Berlin

MUNICH—Lufthansa announced the start of non-stop service between New York City and Berlin.

The move follows the demise of Air Berlin, which previously operated the route. Lufthansa discontinued service between the two cities in 2001.

Lufthansa will operate the flight five times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

The A330-300s that will be used on the route are equipped with 236 seats, including eight suites in first class, either 30 or 42 lie-flat seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy, and 177 or 145 seats in economy. First-class seats are 31” wide, and have a bed length of 81”.

The German flag carrier also began flights between Düsseldorf and Miami on Monday. It will operate the route three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, also using Airbus A330-300s.

The airline said it plans to transfer the New York-Berlin route to its Eurowings subsidiary in the summer of 2018. Eurowings focuses on leisure travel.

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