March 22, 2018
The new Munich Airport summer timetable will start this coming Sunday, on March 25th: 91 airlines have booked slots for over 250,000 scheduled flights to 246 destinations in 68 countries. In addition to 17 German airports and 179 medium-range routes, scheduled services will be available to 50 intercontinental destinations. The summer period will continue through to Saturday, October 27, 2018.
This summer, passengers in Munich will benefit from additions by Lufthansa and its subsidiary, Eurowings, to the range of destinations served. The decision by Lufthansa to station five A380 jets – currently the world's largest passenger plane – at its Munich hub represents a substantial increase in capacity. From the start of the new summer timetable, Lufthansa will offer daily departures with the giant Airbus to the Asian cities of Hong Kong and Beijing and to Los Angeles. Lufthansa is resuming services to Singapore, departing five times a week with modern Airbus A350 aircraft. It is also adding three new weekly flights to Chicago, bringing the total to 10. There will no longer be services to Riyadh and Tehran, however. Along with the new intercontinental services, Lufthansa is making major additions to its European and domestic routes this summer, offering 219 more weekly departures from Munich than in the summer of 2017.
With the start of the new timetable, budget airlines will also operate long-haul services in Munich for the first time, with the Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings offering a number of attractive intercontinental connections from the Bavarian capital. The low-cost carrier will operate flights to Bangkok, Cancun, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Mauritius, Montego Bay, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, along with Varadero and Windhoek.
Eurowings is expanding its European services, too. With the addition of 20 weekly flights to Palma de Mallorca, it will depart from Munich for the Spanish holiday hotspot 26 times per week. On domestic routes, the budget carrier is adding a total of 100 departures per week to Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Cologne/Bonn. In total, Eurowings will offer 140 more flights per week in Munich than in last year's summer timetable period.
The Estonian airline Nordica will fly daily to Groningen in the Netherlands along with its daily service to Tallinn. The new summer timetable also includes the first-ever non-stop flight from Munich to Denmark's second-biggest city, Aarhus. The service will be offered by SAS. The Spanish airline Volotea is adding Saragossa to its routes served from Munich for the first time. The Norwegian carrier Wideroe will celebrate its debut in Munich: It will operate three weekly flights with Embraer 190 E2 to Bergen on the south-west coast of Norway. Cyprus Airways is making a comeback in Munich with a weekly flight to the Cypriot port city of Larnaca. Croatia Airlines will serve Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast five times per week.
The Russian cargo airline AirBridgeCargo is doubling its capacity in Munich: With the start of the summer timetable, jumbo freighter service will fly back and forth between Munich and Moscow four times instead of twice a week as before.