According to the Lufthansa Group, there is increased demand in the upcoming Christmas and New Year seasons. In a press release, the group writes of a "sharp increase in intercontinental and intra-European bookings".
“In the past week, up to 400 percent more people have booked destinations overseas as well as southern and northern Europe than in the previous week. There was particularly high demand for flight destinations in South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg), Namibia (Windhoek), the Canary Islands, Madeira and sunny destinations in the Mediterranean, but also areas with guaranteed snow in Northern Finland, ”said Lufthansa.
Lufthansa is reacting to the increased demand with new and re-opening of destinations in Europe, but also by increasing the frequency of existing connections. Lufthansa now flies to almost every island in the Canary Islands from Frankfurt and Munich and will be offering the islands of La Palma and Fuerteventura non-stop from Frankfurt for the first time from December 19. Seville and Palermo are back in the flight schedule from Frankfurt and Munich. Also in the program from Frankfurt: Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete. In addition to the classic sun destinations, the ski areas in Northern Finland are back on the flight schedule. You can reach Ivalo and Kuusamo from Frankfurt and Kittilä from Munich over Christmas and New Years.
For flights from Frankfurt to Mallorca, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Madeira, Malta, Larnaka / Cyprus and Faro / Algarve and from Munich to Mallorca, Faro / Algarve, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, the capacities are being expanded significantly and these sun destinations are now partially several times offered weekly.
In addition, classic Lufthansa routes will also be included again in the flight plan. From Frankfurt, for example, Dublin, Gdansk, Salzburg, Turin and Naples. From Munich you can now find Paris, Madrid, Helsinki, Athens, Rome, Oslo, Warsaw and Lisbon in the flight offer again.
“The longing to travel is great all over the world. As soon as travel restrictions fall, we see a significant increase in bookings. This is especially true for the holiday season around Christmas and New Year. Taking into account the highest hygiene and safety standards, we want our guests to fulfill their holiday dreams wherever possible. We will therefore continue to adapt our flight schedules flexibly to demand at short notice in the coming weeks, ”says Harry Hohmeister, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.