Lufthansa Group Airlines strengthens its long-haul services in Berlin and North Rhine

Lufthansa will fly nonstop from Berlin to New York five times a week  on 8 November 2017. 

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5:35 p.m., an Airbus A330-300 will take off in a westerly direction and arrive in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:35 p.m. The return flight leaves New York late at night and lands at Tegel Airport at 12:15 p.m. the next day. This is the first time since 2001 that Lufthansa has been stationing a long-haul aircraft in the capital city.

The resumption of the Dusseldorf's Miami connection from next winter comes in response to many requests from passengers in North Rhine-Westphalia. From 8 November 2017 there will be a three-weekly connection every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The two cities are nine flight hours apart. The flight leaves at 12:05 p.m. and reaches the city in Florida at 5:50 p.m. The return flight takes off at 7:30 p.m. on Airbus A330-300 heading for Dusseldorf, and it lands in the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia at 9:30 a.m. the next morning.

In addition, for summer 2018 Lufthansa is planning to resume its flights from Frankfurt to Shenyang in China. As of 27 March 2018, LH782 will fly to the big city which houses many German companies, three times a week. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5:50 p.m. an Airbus A340-300 will head to China. Arrival time in Asia: 9:55 a.m. the following day. The return flight LH783 takes off at 1:15 p.m. local time and lands in the banking city on the Main at 6:10 p.m.

Eurowings is also expanding its long-haul product in the coming winter schedules, adding further services from both Cologne/Bonn and Dusseldorf airports. In addition to the six Airbus A330s that are already stationed at Cologne/Bonn, Eurowings will be putting a seventh aircraft into long-haul service from 8 November, which will initially operate flights from Dusseldorf to Caribbean destinations.

Eurowings plans to further accelerate the growth of its long-haul operations in the 2018 summer timetable period, increasing its capacity to a ten-aircraft fleet. The expansion will give the budget airline a particularly strong presence in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, from which it will serve destinations worldwide with at least seven long-haul aircraft. The destinations served will include popular points in the USA, but also the Caribbean and the Far East. Lufthansa's new Berlin-New York and Dusseldorf-Miami routes will also be transferred to Eurowings in summer 2018, adding Berlin's Tegel Airport to Eurowings's long-haul operations.

Courtesy: Travel daily news
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