Lufthansa to Restart Service to 20 Cities in June, Drop A380 Fleet from Frankfurt

By Kurt Stolz on 24 May 2020
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A Lufthansa Airbus A380 in Frankfurt

Lufthansa said it plans to restore service to 20 additional locations next month, a company spokesman told Frequent Business Traveler on Sunday.  It also said it plans to discontinue Airbus A380 service from its Frankfurt hub.

The list of cities includes Crete, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Mallorca, and Rhoades, and the flights are slated to start in the middle of the month.  All of the flights will operate from Frankfurt.

On Friday, Lufthansa said it would not return the Airbus A380 super jumbo to Frankfurt, one of two hubs where the fleet was based, adding that the A380 would only fly out of Munich if indeed it returned to the fleet at all.

The announcement comes days after Air France became the first airline to announce that it has retired its entire A380 fleet.

Lufthansa permanently reduced its long-haul fleet in early April, decommissioning five Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets, six Airbus A380 super jumbos, seven Airbus A340-600s, 11 Airbus A320s, and three Airbus A340-300s used by its CityLine regional carrier.

“It will take months until the global travel restrictions are completely lifted and years until the worldwide demand for air travel returns to pre-crisis levels,” the German flag carrier said in a statement at the time.

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