Lufthansa announced today that the airline will reinstate its flights from Miami International Airport to Munich. The resumed Munich flight complements the already existing Lufthansa flights from Miami to Frankfurt, as well as SWISS’s Zurich service. The renewed service coincides with the opening of the United States to vaccinated travelers from around the world, as well as the ability for third country nationals to transit through European Union airports, including Lufthansa Group hubs.
“The United States is one of Lufthansa Group’s most important markets outside of our home markets, and we greatly value the far reaching transatlantic relationship that continues to be a success story to this day,” says Frank Naeve, v.p. of passenger airline sales, the Americas, Lufthansa Group, in a press statement. “The resumption of the Miami-Munich flight truly bolsters our presence in the Sunshine state. Customers in Miami, throughout the United States, as well as on a global scale, can once again fly through the Lufthansa Group hubs and access our extensive, global network that, in turn, offers the entire world, with seamless transfers.”
The Munich route will operate out of Miami on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, using Lufthansa’s flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350-900, offering a 3-class configuration of Business, Premium Economy and Economy classes. LH 461 will depart Miami at 6:55 p.m. and arrive in Munich at 10:05 a.m. the following day. Beginning Nov. 30, the Miami-Munich route shifts to daily service.
Lufthansa Group in Florida
In addition to the Miami Munich flight beginning on Nov. 8, Lufthansa also flies daily, with a Boeing 747-8 aircraft, from Miami to Frankfurt. SWISS flies daily from Miami to Zurich, currently with an Airbus 340-300. A shift to a Boeing 777-300ER will increase capacity during the winter peak season for SWISS.
In other Floridian markets, Lufthansa services Orlando three times weekly with an Airbus 340-300. This will shift to daily service during the peak winter season as well. On Dec. 16, Eurowings Discover Lufthansa Group’s new leisure-focused carrier, will launch flights to Tampa, three times per week, flying with the Airbus 330 family aircraft.
Onboard Hygiene Protocols
On Lufthansa Group flights, passengers are required to wear a protective medical mask‹ either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask, or mask with the KN95/N95 standard, during boarding, the flight and when leaving the aircraft. An exemption from the obligation to wear a mouth-nose mask during the flight is only possible for medical reasons, if the medical certificate is issued on a form provided by Lufthansa Group and a negative Covid19 test, not older than 48 hours at the scheduled start of the journey, is available.
As studies and reports have indicated, infection on board is highly unlikely. All Lufthansa Group aircraft are equipped with the highest quality HEPA air filters, which ensure an air quality similar to that in an operating room. In addition, the air circulates vertically instead of dispersed throughout the cabin.
For more information, visit lufthansa.com.
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