Airlines Lufthansa transfers five A380 from Frankfurt to Munich
Lufthansa has announced to transfer five of its 14 Airbus A380 from Frankfurt/Main to its Munich hub. Starting in summer 2018 the aircraft will operate flights to the long-haul destinations Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing.
“With the A380 we can offer our Munich customers a premium aircraft at a 5-Star Hub,“ said Harry Hohmeister, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
In addition to the new A380 flights Lufthansa plans to reintroduce the Singapore route into its flight schedule from Munich as well as additional flights to Chicago. As a result, up to 500 new positions will be staffed in Bavaria.
The current long-haul fleet of Lufthansa at Munich airport consists of Airbus A330, A340 and A350 aircraft. Lufthansa's Airbus A380 has currently a configuration with 509 seats including 8 First Class, 78 Business Class, 52 Premium Economy and 371 Economy seats.
Lufthansa is in a dispute with the Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport about a new fee structure. The structure includes an increase in fees overall and also lowers fees for new airlines flying out of Frankfurt. Therefor Lufthansa has stated to evaluate fleet transfer to other hubs. The European low cost carrier and Lufthansa competitor Ryanair announced to commence operations from Frankfurt in 2017.