Lufthansa reconnects Munich with Sao Paulo; continues Munich growth
Lufthansa commenced services between Munich and Sao Paulo on 02 December. The route will operate three-weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a 293-seat A350-900. Wilken Bormann, CEO Lufthansa Hub Munich, said: “The route offering is further proof of the positive development of Munich as a premium hub. For the first time, Lufthansa is operating the Airbus A350-900 to South America, the most modern and environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft in the world”.
Munich has seen 47 months of continuous growth, with the main driver being Lufthansa’s long-haul hub at the airport, and two additional A380s set to join in 2020. In a recent interview with anna aero at IATA Slots in Brisbane, Melanie Fürsich, Director Traffic Development Asia Pacific & Southern Europe, revealed Munich’s other top unserved routes. These include Colombo (40,000+ indirect annual pax), Hanoi (30,000) and Ho Chi Minh City (30,000). Taipei is also on the horizon, but cannot be served until traffic rights issues are solved.