A few years ago, Lufthansa said goodbye to so-called decentralized routes and concentrated on traffic to/from Frankfurt am Main and Munich. At least a small “comeback” has now been announced in the winter timetable, because there will be non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Salzburg and Friedrichshafen.
According to Lufthansa, the connection to the city of Mozart will start on December 16, 2023 and will be served twice a week with Airbus A2023 series aircraft until the end of the 24/320 winter period. The core target group are winter sports enthusiasts from the United Kingdom who want to spend their holidays in the ski resorts around the provincial capital of Salzburg.
The Lufthansa flights are to be carried out on the traffic days Saturday and Sunday. The crane jets leave Heathrow Airport at 11:10 a.m. and reach Salzburg at around 14:20 p.m. They return at 15:55 p.m., arriving at 17:05 p.m.
From December 16, 2023, the crane airline will also fly between London Heathrow and Friedrichshafen with aircraft of the A320 series on Saturdays. According to Bodensee-Airport, the new connection can also be combined with transfer flights via Frankfurt am Main. "We are pleased about this additional winter offer, especially for vacationers from the British Isles, who like to use Lake Constance Airport as a gateway to the Vorarlberg and Swiss Alps," says Bernd Behrend, Head of Marketing at Friedrichshafen Airport.
The flights between London and Lake Constance are to be operated on Saturdays as follows: The outward flight takes off at 13:50 p.m. at the largest airport in the United Kingdom and reaches Friedrichshafen around 16:40 p.m. The return flight is at 18:40 p.m., arriving at 19:35 p.m. This route is also limited until March 30, 2024 and is primarily aimed at winter sports enthusiasts.