Lufthansa has announced some changes to its Frankfurt-Windhoek route.
From the beginning of August, its Namibia service will be operated by Eurowings Discover, its new long-haul leisure-oriented carrier.
Launching with eight routes, the plan is to use repurposed A330 aircraft.
According to InsideFlyer, three cabin classes are to be offered on the long-haul flights: economy, premium economy and business class. Eurowings’ existing long-haul on-board product is expected to be used initially but may be developed to suit customer requirements and different travel behaviour in the mid- and post-pandemic world.
Lufthansa will also introduce a fifth weekly flight between Namibia and Germany in April, which, said Dr André Schulz, Lufthansa Group GM Southern Africa and East Africa, signified the importance of Namibia in the group’s global route network strategy. He said the group would continue with five weekly frequencies throughout 2021.
For operational reasons, there will be some adjustments to schedules to maintain the frequencies. Until the end of May, the existing Windhoek schedule is unchanged and will be operated by Eurowings. LH5434 departs Frankfurt at 20h20 on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Windhoek at 06h50 the next day. LH5435 departs Windhoek at 08h50 on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Frankfurt at 19h40.
From the beginning of June until the end of July, the Windhoek-Frankfurt route will be serviced by Lufthansa, moving its Windhoek departure to the evening.
LH5434 will depart Frankfurt at 21h50 on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Windhoek at 08h20 the next day. LH5435 will depart WDH at 18h45 on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Frankfurt at 05h35 the next day.