The new winter flight schedule at Munich Airport will begin at the same time as the clock change and last from Sunday, October 29, 2023 to Saturday, March 30, 2024. During this period, passengers will be able to choose between 43 long-haul and 116 medium-haul destinations, as well as 13 cities in Germany.
Deutsche Lufthansa, the biggest airline at Munich Airport, will be offering new destinations again this winter. For the first time, there will be flights to Bangalore, India, from the Bavarian capital. This new long-haul route will be operated three times a week with an Airbus A350, one of the most state-of-the-art aircraft in the world. In addition to this new long-haul route, Lufthansa is also starting flights to new destinations in Europe: Oulu in Finland will be offered twice a week and Arrecife on Lanzarote once a week. After a break lasting several years, flights to Glasgow will be resumed once a week and Marrakesh will be flown to twice a week again from Munich. The long-haul destinations Beijing and Shanghai that were already added by Lufthansa in the summer will be continued in the winter. The routes to Bangkok and Los Angeles will now also be served with the popular Airbus A380, the world’s biggest passenger aircraft.
Other airlines are also expanding their offers. For example, SalamAir from Oman has been flying to Muscat and on to Salalah twice a week since September 30 already. Uzbekistan Airlines will start flying to Tashkent, also twice a week, and the Norwegian airline Wideroe will add Bergen to its winter flight schedule in January 2024. The new airline BeOnd will be offering a special treat. On Wednesdays and Sundays, this Maledivian airline will connect Munich with Male using an Airbus A319 with business class seating only. SmartLynx will offer a twice-weekly service to the northernmost of the United Arab Emirates, Ras al Khaimah. In addition, Etihad Airways will increase the frequency of its existing connection to Abu Dhabi from one flight a day to ten a week.
In the traditional tourism sector, the still fairly young airline Marabu will start flying to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife in the winter.
The complete 2023/2024 winter schedule and further information can be found at www.munich-airport.com/flight-search
Munich Airport remains one of the best-connected airports in Europe. According to a recent study by OAG (Official Airline Guide), a leading institution for data collection in the aviation and travel industry, the Bavarian aviation hub takes sixth place in Europe in terms of the number and quality of flight connections.
Munich Airport continued its recovery in first quarter of 2023, with around seven million passengers counted between January and March. This was 70% more than in the same period of the previous year. Due to the restrictions on international travel as a result of the pandemic, only a little over four million passengers had used Munich Airport for a flight in the first quarter of 2021.
In the course of the wage disputes in the public service sector, the trade union ver.di is again calling on employees at Munich Airport to take part in a warning strike. Due to all-day strikes, there will be no regular passenger and cargo traffic at Munich Airport on Sunday, March 26, and Monday, March 27, 2023.