March 24, 2017
Next Sunday, March 26, Munich Airport's new summer timetable will come into effect: The airlines have scheduled a total of 250,000 flights to 238 destinations in 68 countries. In addition to 17 German airports and 171 medium-range routes, scheduled services will be available to 50 intercontinental destinations. The summer period will end on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Again this summer, passengers travelling from Munich will have many attractive long-haul destinations to choose from: From the end of May until early September, both Lufthansa and United Airlines will offer daily flights to San Francisco. Condor is also adding two popular US destinations, with two weekly departures to each of Las Vegas and Seattle starting at the beginning of May and mid-June, respectively. It will also offer a weekly service to Holguin, in the east of Cuba. From the end of June, Saudia will operate four weekly flights to Riyadh and three to Jeddah with Airbus A320 and Boeing 777 aircraft.
With the start of the summer timetable, the Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings will have four aircraft stationed at Munich Airport to serve 31 attractive European destinations, above all in Italy, Greece and Croatia. Italian cities served will include Brindisi, Cagliari and Lamezia Terme as well as Catania and Palermo in Sicily. In Greece, Eurowings will fly to Chania, Kavala, Heraklion and Thessaloniki. Several flights per week will also be offered to the Greek islands of Corfu, Kos, Mykonos and Rhodes as well as the Spanish island of Ibiza. Other Eurowings summer destinations will include Dubrovnik, Split, Pula and Zadar in Croatia. Especially appealing to business travellers: Eurowings will be departing from Munich to the major European cities of Amsterdam, Edinburgh, London, Paris, Naples and Rome. Lufthansa is adding a new destination, with six weekly flights to Nantes in the west of France.
The British carrier bmi Regional is expanding its roster of flights to Rostock, Brno and Norköpping with an additional weekday departure, and is also adding a new destination with a daily flight to Lublin in Poland. The Latvian airline airBaltic is offering flights to the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, departing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Another new destination available in Munich: Volotea, a carrier from Spain, will fly twice a week to the city of Oviedo in the northern Spanish province of Asturias from the end of May. The Russian airline UTair will depart once a day for the Vnukovo Airport in Moscow starting in mid-April. Niki, an Austrian airline, is taking over a large share of the charter routes of its parent company airberlin.