Lufthansa plans to operate a new direct route between Munich and Johannesburg from June 4, 2024. The route was last on Lufthansa’s schedule in 2005.
The German carrier will use an Airbus A350-900 accommodating 293 passengers in business class, premium economy, and economy class. Flights will be on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings, departing Johannesburg at 09h00.
The new service will be in addition to the existing daily services to Frankfurt and Zurich by Lufthansa and SWISS respectively. A total of 25 weekly connections will be available from the group.
“Both corporate and leisure travellers will see this new flight as an interesting new option,” said Matthias Lefevre, GM Sales Southern Africa, Lufthansa Group Airlines. “With this new non-stop flight, we will increase the travel choices to Johannesburg substantially in addition to the existing one to Frankfurt. Both year-round routes can also be combined and are priced at the same level.
Munich has 1.5 million residents and is one of Germany’s most important cities as it acts as a major international business centre. Numerous large international companies are headquartered in the Munich area, including BMW and Siemens and Alliance, as well as Microsoft and Google branches.