27 JANUARY 2020
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A “substantial” extension of its UK route network this year by the Lufthansa Group will see the German carrier plus group members Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines offering more capacity north and southwest of England to Europe.
Travellers from Newcastle and Bristol will soon have access to one of the Lufthansa Group’s hubs in Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels and passengers leaving from London will benefit from increased services to Vienna and Munich.
The group said the capacity increase, in addition to the opening of two new gateways in Bristol and Newcastle, reflected growing demand for air connections from smaller regional ports.
The group this summer will provide 15% more flights from its hubs to the UK, with most of the growth across regional British ports but also including an expansion at Heathrow Queen’s Terminal (T2).
This will see 359 flights a week departing, continuing Lufthansa’s status as the biggest foreign airline group operating from the UK’s largest airport and offering passengers a wider and more frequent choice of 19 onward connections from the hubs.
As part of the Lufthansa Group’s continuing efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, 2020 will also see a continuation of its fleet renewal programme with new fuel-efficient aircraft consuming up to 25% less fuel than their predecessors.
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David Starkie, London
I wonder where the Heathrow slots used for extra Vienna and Munich rotations have come from?
John Richmond, Lochwinnoch/Glasgow
More flihgts from Glasgow already announced