For the upcoming Christmas and New Year travel season, Lufthansa is recording a sharp rise in intra-continental and intra-European bookings. In the past week, up to 400 per cent more people booked destinations overseas and southern and northern Europe than in the previous week. Aviation destinations in South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg), Namibia (Windhoek), Canary Islands, Madeira and sun resorts were particularly in demand in the Mediterranean area, but also guaranteed snow areas in northern Finland.
“The longing to travel is great all over the world. As soon as travel restrictions are reduced, we see a significant increase in bookings. This is especially true for the holiday season around Christmas and New Year. With the highest standards of hygiene and safety in mind, we want our guests to achieve their holiday dreams wherever possible. So we will continue to flexibly adjust our flight schedules to require them at short notice in the coming weeks, ”said Harry Hohmeister, Deutsche Lufthansa AG Executive Board member. However, many medical professionals see exactly this disciplined travel behavior by many as the driver of the pandemic.
Lufthansa responds to the growing demand at new destinations and reopening in Europe, but also by increasing the frequency of existing contacts on favorable terms, as stated in a press release.
Lufthansa now flies to almost every island in the Canary Islands from Frankfurt and Munich and will offer the non-stop islands of La Palma and Fuerteventura from Frankfurt for the first time December 19. Back in the flight schedule from Frankfurt and Munich there are Seville and Palermo. Also in the program from Frankfurt: Heraklion on the island of Crete in Greece, which can also offer significantly warmer temperatures than in Germany in winter.
In addition to the classic sunshine destinations, the spectacular and spectacular ski areas in Northern Finland are back on the flight schedule. You can reach Ivalo and Kuusamo from Frankfurt and Kittilä from Munich over Christmas and New Year.
For flights from Frankfurt to Mallorca, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Madeira, Malta, Larnaka / Cyprus and Faro / Algarve and from Munich to Mallorca, Faro / Algarve, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, these capabilities are now being significantly expanded and these sun resorts are now partially several times. is offered weekly.
In addition, classic Lufthansa routes will again be included in the flight plan. From Frankfurt, for example, Dublin, Gdansk, Salzburg, Turin and Naples. From Munich you can now find Paris, Madrid, Helsinki, Athens, Rome, Oslo, Warsaw and Lisbon in the flight offer again.
More information is available at lufthansa.com. Flights can now be booked, along with attractive and flexible rebooking options.
When planning their trip, customers should adhere to current access and quarantine regulations at the appropriate destinations.
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