October 24, 2018
This weekend the big day will be here again: As the clocks go back an hour, the winter timetable will come into effect at Munich Airport. The new schedule, which will remain in effect from Sunday, October 28, 2018 until Saturday, March 30, 2019, offers passengers 207 destinations in Germany and abroad. Alongside 17 airports in Germany, travelers in Munich can choose from among 139 European routes and 51 intercontinental destinations all over the world.
On November 17, South America will be a little closer, when the Colombian airline Avianca launches a connection from Bogotá. The new service, with five departures per week, makes Munich the only German destination with a non-stop service from the Colombian capital at present. Passengers flying to Bogotá will also benefit from the wide range of connecting flights to attractive Latin American destinations offered by the Star Alliance member Avianca at its home hub.
Lufthansa is stepping up its service to Miami this winter from three departures a week to a daily flight. This service will now be operated with a Airbus 380: the world's largest passenger aircraft. With the start of the winter timetable, Lufthansa will operate its Munich to San Francisco service with the A380 for the first time. This will increase the available capacity on that route. The German carrier will also continue the new flights to Singapore that it launched in the summer.
In another first, the US airline United is continuing its daily connection to the Texan metropolis of Houston into the winter season this year. And with the addition of two new weekly flights to Beijing, Air China will fly from Munich for the Chinese capital seven days a week. In the coming winter season, Thai Airways International will make its daily flights to Bangkok with a modern Boeing 777 aircraft instead of the Boeing 747 as before. This means that there are no longer any "Jumbo jets" in operation at Munich Airport at present.
On February 16, 2019, Munich Airport will mark the debut of a new airline with the launch of 18 weekly departures to London City Airport by the British carrier BA CityFlyer.
Lufthansa will depart for the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, twice a week this winter. Meanwhile, it will continue to operate the service to Katowice, Poland, launched in the summer months, and is adding a third daily flight to its service to Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. The Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings is offering 28 flights a week from Munich to Hamburg in the winter schedule, and will increase its services to Cologne to 38 weekly departures. The airline will also fly from Munich to Split in Croatia and Thessaloniki in Greece for the first time.
Norwegian Air will triple the number of flights to the beach destinations of Alicante, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife to a total of 29 weekly departures. The low-cost carrier is also adding more flights to Oslo this winter, offering a daily service as compared to three flights a week as before.