Lufthansa is on the verge of expanding its services to Munich. The airline comments that it is convenient for the carrier to move its traffic and fleets wherever it finds the circumstances are good for better growth, quality and profitable. However, what does the movement signify to the flyers? Well, the move will ensure better connectivity for travelers flying to Munich. The airline is planning to convert Munich into a hub by focusing more on Asia.
Lufthansa says that it is increasing its Asian routes by summer 2019. A new daily flight will be introduced to Bangkok whereas Osaka would be operated from Munich. Previously, an entire A380 fleet of Lufthansa was decided to be based at Frankfurt. However, in the current year, five A380s were moved to Munich. The airline is planning to move more A380s to Munich in the year 2020.
Furthermore, Lufthansa is also transferring three short-haul A320s from Frankfurt to Munich. It is decided to roster them in order to expand the airline’s feeder services to Munich.
These changes are implemented to eliminate the fear of congestion at Frankfurt. However, till today, the carrier did not face any competition from the low-cost airline at Frankfurt. But the LCCs arrival threatens to lessen the revenue.
Fully committed to LCC operations, Lufthansa is structuring another terminal and it will open in 2020. Stefan Schulte, Fraport AG’s CEO commented, ‘the launch date is preponed to three years earlier than it was originally decided. The construction would be done on the southern part of the airfield.’