Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline, is increasing its capacity by over 1 percent with the introduction of larger aircraft in its Winter schedule, effective from October 27 to March 29.
The winter schedule will see the operation of an Airbus A380 and a Boeing 747-8 on more flights. The A380 has been flying five times a week between Frankfurt to Shanghai since the end of September. The Boeing 747-8 is currently operating on the Frankfurt–Mexico City route and will also be used on flights between Frankfurt and Chicago in the new timetable.
Flights between Frankfurt and Philadelphia will be increased to daily in the new schedule. Special flights will also operate from January 24 to March 17 to fly fans and athletes to the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia
Lufthansa will serve a total of 199 destinations in the new schedule while its low-cost subsidiary, Germanwings, will serve 64 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.