The remarkable growth in Munich Airport's network of intercontinental destinations continues. The segment posted strong gains to start the 2019 operating year, with a 10.5% increase in total passengers from January to April 2019. In the summer of 2019, 22 airlines will offer 342 departures per week to 41 intercontinental destinations in 22 countries.
Several new routes will be launched in June. After the successful rollout of its new service to Charlotte, North Carolina, at the end of March, American Airlines will provide a connection between Munich and the metropolitan area of Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas, starting on June 7, 2019. With the famed Dallas Arts District and more restaurants per capita than New York City, it's a dream destination for culture lovers.
Chicago – the third-largest city in the USA – will be served by three daily flights from the beginning of June, with two daily departures by Lufthansa and one by United Airlines. In total, 133 flights will depart from Munich for the USA every week this summer, serving 13 different destinations.
Both Lufthansa and Thai Airways will be operating daily flights to the Thai capital of Bangkok as of June 3, 2019. Also starting in June, passengers can choose between two daily departures to the megacity of Singapore, either with Lufthansa or Singapore Airlines. With Lufthansa now flying every day to Osaka and increasing the frequency of its Seoul-Incheon route to a daily departure, Munich is also experiencing significant growth in services to and from Asia.
In addition, Saudia is adding new flights to Jeddah, and will depart from Munich for both Jeddah and Riyadh, the Saudi capital, three times per week.