Lufthansa (Frankfurt) has announced it will fly from Munich nonstop to the largest and best-known winter sports center in Finland for the first time. From December 19. 2015, Lufthansa will be taking off every Saturday for Kittilä, nearby to the ski resort at Levi. Until March 26, 2016, the winter seasonal route to Lapland will be operated with an Airbus A320 with 168 seats.
In other route news, Lufthansa will operate this summer from Munich to Glasgow with Airbus A319s starting on May 16. The route will operate one day a week.
In other news, Lufthansa Technik completed the installation of Premium Economy class seats (above) on an Airbus A340-300 with the registration of D-AIGO. Thus, a total of 53 aircraft now offer the extra comfort in Economy Class on approximately 2,000 new, well-equipped seats. Passengers can thus already enjoy the airline’s new travel class on half of all long-haul jets.
The retrofit order is carried out according to the type of aircraft. Therefore, all Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380 aircraft on routes from the Frankfurt hub already have Premium Economy on board. A total of 15 of the Airbus A340-600 aircraft stationed in Munich and the A340-300 aircraft in Dusseldorf also feature the new seats.
The remaining aircraft of the type Airbus A330-300, A340-300, A340-600 and Boeing 747-400 will be retrofitted in the coming weeks. The retrofitting is expected to be completed in the autumn of 2015.
Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-211 D-AIPB (msn 070) taxies at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR).