Lufthansa to station five A380 widebody jets in Munich

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 16, 2017 14:49

Lufthansa to station five A380 widebody jets in Munich

Lufthansa plans to station five Airbus A380 widebody airliners at its Munich hub in the summer of next year. By deploying the A380, Lufthansa will not only substantially boost its capacity on long-haul routes to and from Munich, but will also establish a new premium service for passengers using Munich Airport.

Munich Airport’s CEO Dr. Michael Kerkloh welcomed Lufthansa’s decision, calling it a “future-defining move”. He added: “This is a big day for Munich’s competitiveness in the aviation industry. This now firmly anchors our status as one of the major hubs in Europe.”

For Michael Kerkloh, the plans to station the A380 is a logical consequence of the joint efforts of the airport and airline in recent years to build up the Munich hub. “We are now reaping the rewards of the very successful partnership of Lufthansa and Munich Airport in the joint operation of Terminal 2 and the new satellite facility. With the previously announced decision to station 15 Airbus A350 long-haul aircraft and the additional five Airbus A380s, Lufthansa has now ensured that the state of Bavaria will have even better links to the global air transportation networks in the future.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 16, 2017 14:49