Lufthansa A380s exceed expectations in first month of Munich operation, company sees potential

2 May, 2018

Deutsche Lufthansa AG announced (02-May-2018) the deployment of five Lufthansa A380 aircraft at Munich Airport has "been very successful", with "good performance and high capacity utilisation" after the first month of operation in Apr-2018. Lufthansa's summer 2018 timetable offers 12% more capacity at Munich and capacity on long haul routes increased 17% year-on-year. Lufthansa Hub Munich CEO Wilken Bormann said: "We see further potential in Munich, especially with long haul routes... If the underlying conditions are right, we would like to continue our growth story at the site". As previously reported by CAPA, the 509 seat aircraft were relocated from Frankfurt Airport and operate from Munich to Los Angeles, Beijing and Hong Kong. [more - original PR - English/German]