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9:00 AM 26th May 2020

Lufthansa Resumes Flights Out Of Manchester

Manchester Airport flights to a string of Euro destinations are to re-commence from June 1st.

Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS will resume services from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Dublin to Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne in Germany, as well as Zurich in Switzerland. Flight frequency will also increase from London Heathrow.

Expanding the current schedule from 23 to 63 weekly departures, these new connections mark the start of the Lufthansa Group Airlines reinstatement of schedules to 130 destinations by the end of June.

These connections are available to book today via lufthansa.com, eurowings.com and swiss.com

Lufthansa Group airlines - Lufthansa, SWISS & Eurowings - will substantially expand their June schedule, offering numerous leisure destinations, as well as more intercontinental connections.

With more than 106 destinations in Germany and Europe and over 20 intercontinental destinations, the range of flights on offer by the end of June will expand noticeably for all travellers. By the end of June, the Lufthansa Group airlines plan to offer around 1,800 weekly roundtrips to more than 130 destinations worldwide.

"With the June flight schedule, we are making an important contribution to the revitalisation of the aviation infrastructure. It is an essential part of the German and European economic power. People want to and can travel again, whether on holiday or for business reasons. That's why we will continue to expand our offer step by step in the coming months and connect Europe with each other and Europe with the world," said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of German Lufthansa AG.

Additional resumed Lufthansa flights in the first half of June in Germany and Europe from Frankfurt include: Hanover, Majorca, Sofia, Prague, Manchester, Billund, Nice, Budapest, Riga, Dublin, Krakow, Bucharest and Kiev. And from Munich: Münster/Osnabrück, Sylt, Rostock, Vienna, Zurich, Brussels and Palme de Mallorca.

The flight schedule also includes 19 long-haul destinations, 14 more than in May. In total, Lufthansa, SWISS and Eurowings will thus be offering more than 70 weekly frequencies overseas until mid-June, almost four times as many as in May. Further resumption of Lufthansa long-haul flights is planned for the second half of June.

Lufthansa's long-haul resumption of flights from Frankfurt in detail (subject to possible travel restrictions) include: Toronto, Mexico City, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Tel Aviv, Riyadh, Bahrain, Johannesburg, Dubai and Mumbai. The destinations Newark/New York, Chicago, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Bangkok will continue to be offered.

Lufthansa's long-haul return flights from Munich in detail (subject to possible travel restrictions) include: Chicago, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv.

The flight schedules of the Lufthansa Group airlines are closely coordinated, thus enabling reliable connectivity to European and intercontinental destinations once again.

Austrian Airlines has decided to extend the suspension of regular flight operations for a further week, from 31 May - 7 June 2020. A resumption of service in June is also being considered.

SWISS is planning to resume services to various destinations in the Mediterranean region and other major European centres such as Paris, Brussels and Moscow will also be added to the programme.

In its long-haul operations, SWISS will again offer its passengers new intercontinental direct services in June in addition to its three weekly services to New York / Newark (USA). The Swiss carrier also plans to offer flights from Zurich to New York JFK, Chicago, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Johannesburg.

Eurowings previously announced that it would be expanding its basic programme at Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg and Stuttgart ports and gradually adding 15 further destinations within Europe from May onwards. With Spain, Greece, Portugal and Croatia, the focus is on destinations in the Mediterranean region. For the first time, the island of Mallorca will again be offered from several German Eurowings gateways.

Brussels Airlines plans to resume its flight operations with a reduced network offer as from 15 June.

When planning their trip, customers should consider the current entry and quarantine regulations of the respective destinations. Throughout the entire trip, restrictions may be imposed due to stricter hygiene and security regulations, for example due to longer waiting times at airport security checkpoints. The catering services on board will also remain restricted until further notice.

In addition, passengers will continue to be asked to wear a nose-and-mouth cover on board during the entire journey following compulsory new procedures implemented on 29 April 2020.