Lufthansa Group has announced a 15% increase in flights between the UK and its major hubs, including new routes from Newcastle and Bristol.
As part of the expansion plans, Lufthansa will introduce its first route from Newcastle with flights to Munich on 3 February operating six times per week.
Newcastle will be Lufthansa’s seventh UK destination with flights operating every day except Saturday.
Lufthansa is also adding a route from Bristol to Frankfurt, starting from 30 March, which will operate twice daily.
Sister airline Brussels Airlines has already introduced a new service from Bristol to Brussels with 12 flights per week – this route was previously operated by Flybmi, which ceased trading in February 2019.
Lufthansa-owned carriers, including Austrian Airlines, are also increasing capacity from Heathrow with a planned 359 flights per week from the Queen’s Terminal (Terminal 2).
This includes an 11% rise in flights from Heathrow to Munich, up to 61 weekly services for the 2019/2020 winter schedule, while Austrian now operates 28 flights per week to Vienna, an increase of 33% year-on-year.
Austrian will also increase the frequency of its new Birmingham-Vienna route, which launched on 1 January, with flights increasing from four per week to daily for summer 2020.
In a further move, Lufthansa will increase frequency on its Glasgow-Frankfurt route from daily to double-daily for its summer 2020 schedule.