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Lufthansa to add Frankfurt – Luxembourg flights

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) will launch daily Lufthansa Regional Bombardier CRJ900 service on the Frankfurt (FRA) – Luxembourg (LUX) route on October 25. The airline currently operates to LUX from Munich.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/ Lufthansa CityLine Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) D-ACKL (msn 15095) approaches the runway at EuroAirport serving the Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg area.

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Austrian Airlines to begin operating the Embraer 195 in January

Austrian Airlines (Vienna) is acquiring the 17 120-seat Embraer 195s (above) from fellow Lufthansa Group operator Lufthansa CityLine (Munich). The first aircraft delivery is due next month in August. The newer E195s will gradually replace Austrian’s aging Fokker 70s and Fokker 100s (below) by 2017. Lufthansa CityLine is replacing its E195s with Bombardier CRJ900s.

Austrian will introduce the new type on January 4, 2016. According to Airline Route, the first two E195 routes will be from Vienna to both Stuttgart and Tirana followed by Thessaloniki on January 8, 2016 and Milan (Malpensa) and Warsaw on January 9, 2016.

Top Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/ Lufthansa CityLine Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) D-AEME (msn 19000308) lands at Zurich.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/  Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 OE-LVO (msn 11460) approaches the runway at Zurich.


CityLine to end Lufthansa Regional Bombardier CRJ700 operations on March 29

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) is ending Bombardier CRJ700 regional jet operations at the end of March. Operated from the Munich hub by subsidiary Lufthansa CityLine, the last CRJ700 route and flight from MUC will be to Luxembourg and return on March 29 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/ Lufthansa CityLine’s Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) D-ACPL (msn 10076) lands in EuroAirport serving Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg.

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Lufthansa to add a new route between Munich and Perugia next summer, will offer helicopter service via HTM Helicopter this winter to the ski resorts

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) is launching a new route between its Munich hub and Perugia at the start of the 2015 summer schedule. From March 29, 2015, Lufthansa will offer twice-weekly flights to the capital of Umbria with an Embraer 195 aircraft. The new MUC – PEG service will take off from Munich on Sundays and Tuesdays under flight number LH 1924.

Next summer, in addition to the new service to Perugia, Lufthansa is launching new routes to the Icelandic city of Keflavik, to Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete, to Seville in southern Spain and to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow.

Additionally Lufthansa is continuing to expand its route network with new destinations. The airline will offer nonstop flights to popular holiday destinations in Mexico, the Maldives and Mauritius. During the winter months, between December 8, 2015 and April 11, 2016, passengers will be able to choose between two weekly flights each from Frankfurt to Cancún, Malé or Mauritius on Airbus A340-300 aircraft with a total of 298 seats in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class. The seats in the new Business Class can be transformed into a comfortable bed with a horizontal lying surface of 1.98 meters in length, while increased legroom and a greater seat pitch await those in the recently introduced Premium Economy Class. The twice-weekly flights to Cancun will start December 8, 2015 , Male on December 9, 2015 and Mauritius on December 10, 2015.

As previously reported, LH is also launching Airbus A340-300 service to Tampa starting on September 24, 21015,

This will be operated by Lufthansa Cityline and with the Lufthansa Cityline Air Operator Certificate (AOC). Lufthansa will transfer in 2015/2016 a total of six Airbus A340-300s in configuration of C18/E19/Y261 to Lufthansa Cityline under the new “Jump” project.

Lufthansa is launching a new helicopter service to the slopes this winter. Lufthansa customers will be able to reach the ski slopes even faster this winter. A new helicopter service from Munich will commence on January 1, 2015. The carrier will serve Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Zillertal, Kitzbühel, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental or other resorts in the Alps – as long as there is a helipad on site. The service can be booked now and will operate until the end of April. The company HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH will operate the new service.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/ Lufthansa CityLine’s Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) D-AEBG (msn 19000423) taxies at Zurich.

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Lufthansa CityLine retires the last British Aerospace AVRO RJ85

Lufthansa CityLine (Lufthansa Regional) (Cologne/Bonn) today (August 27) said goodbye after 18 years to its AVRO (British Aerospace) fleet with the last revenue flight arriving at the Munich hub.

After 18 years, the last of 18 British Aerospace AVRO RJ85s left the fleet. Operating under flight number LH 1985, RJ85 D-AVRR (msn E2317) flew its last scheduled revenue flight. The last flight arrived at 11.10 hours local time on a flight from Cologne to Munich. Lufthansa CityLine has replaced the type with newer Embraer ERJ 190s and ERJ 195s.

The company operated the the first “Jumbolino” flight in 1994 with the registration of D-AVRO. The operation of the four-engined jet aircraft set the stage for the development of Lufthansa CityLine as an all-jet operator. In the past 18 years, the AVRO fleet has accumulated more than 575,000 flights and flown more than 30 million  passengers safely to their destinations.

Lufthansa CityLine is a 100 percent subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Lufthansa Regional operates around 350 daily flight to 75 destinations in 24 European countries.

Top Copyright Photo: Lufthansa. D-AVRR arrives to the traditional water cannon salute at MUC on its last arrival today.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. D-AVRR arrives at London (Heathrow) during one of its routine safe journeys.

Lufthansa CityLine to retire the last BAe RJ85 on August 27

Lufthansa CityLine (Cologne/Bonn) will operate the last BAe (Avro) RJ85 revenue flight on August 27 per Airline Route. The historic last flight will be a roundtrip from Munich to Cologne and back. CityLine has operated the type since 1994.

Copyright Photo: Felix Gottwald. BAe RJ85 D-AVRJ (msn E2277) arrives at the Munich hub.

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Lufthansa orders eight additional ERJ 195s

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) has signed a contract for eight additional Embraer ERJ 195s for its Lufthansa Regional network.

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