Airlines Increase Flights to Germany as Country Reopens

By Kurt Stolz on 20 June 2021
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Lufthansa First Class dinner service from Frankfurt to New York

The announcement late last week that Germany would reopen its borders to American tourists was followed by news from U.S. and international carriers that they would increase flights to various German cities.

Hundreds of flights were cut starting in February 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced downturn in travel.

Deutsche Lufthansa said it would increase the number of flights offered from the United States as well as increase the number of destinations, in this case to 18.

The airline said that the changes would comprise 90% of its pre-Covid network.

In addition Lufthansa is increasing flights from Germany to leisure destinations such as Greece, and that it will serve 13 destinations there including Athens, Corfu, Kalamata, and Mykonos, while Austrian Airlines will serve 30 destinations in the Mediterranean including Crete, Palma de Mallorca, and Santorini.

Meanwhile, United Airlines announced it will add a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. to Frankfurt and that it will increase its non-stop service from San Francisco to Munich to daily.

The Chicago-based carrier said that it will also resume its thrice-weekly non-stop flights from the New York metro area to Munich.

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