Lufthansa to function A380 on Munich-Bangkok route – Enterprise Traveller

Excellent news for these readers who plan to go to Thailand this winter.

Lufthansa will likely be deploying one among its A380s on a each day service between Munich and Bangkok efficient October 29. Flights are actually displayed on lufthansa.com.

The German airline’s deployment of the superjumbo on this widespread route is in stark distinction to British Airways.

BA suspended its Bangkok passenger route in the course of the pandemic and can’t say when or if this service will resume.

Definitely after we reported on the BA information some months in the past there have been many feedback from readers. Some have been dissatisfied at BA’s resolution.

British Airways extends Bangkok suspension into 2023

Readers wishing to take a nonstop flight from the UK presently have a alternative of Thai Airways or Taiwan’s EVA Air. Each depart London Heathrow.

For Lufthansa, utilising the A380 on this route is a approach of accommodating European travellers to Bangkok in the course of the peak winter season in Thailand.

Word that the German provider will even function its A380 to Los Angeles from Munich this winter.

Quoted by Aerotelegraph, CEO Jens Ritter notes:

“The demand for tickets is especially excessive on these routes.

“With 509 seats the A380 can accommodate 70 per cent extra visitors than the A340-600. It additionally consumes 23 per cent much less gasoline.”

Aerotelegraph experiences that the A380 will allow Lufthansa to offer a further 50,000 seats this yr and not less than a million subsequent yr.

The A380 is seen as a “short-term progress engine”, however nothing is for certain in aviation. Have a look at Qatar Airways and its A380s, so there could also be a change – who is aware of at this stage?

A few of you might baulk at the truth that Lufthansa is rostering its A380s out of Munich relatively than Frankfurt.

However as I’ve defined earlier than, earlier than the pandemic Lufthansa had already moved its A380s away from its Frankfurt so as to enhance its Bavarian hub.

I have to stress that flight instances are geared to the wants of connecting travellers from the UK and mainland Europe (even for individuals who could also be utilizing floor transport from neighbouring international locations).

Schedules from October 29 are:

  • Munich-Bangkok  2220-1455 (following day arrival)
  • Bangkok-Munich 2340-0550 (following day arrival)

Flight instances are 10 hours 35 minutes to Bangkok and 12 hours 10 minutes again to Munich.

lufthansa.com