Germany based airline, Lufthansa has recently announced to enhance its seat capacity on flights to South Africa. The airline will enhance its seating capacity by almost 1100 per week starting from November 21, 2010; this increase is likely to benefit the holiday season arrivals in South Africa mostly for the warm weather and safari attraction.
The airline is boosting their capacity by upgrading from two to five Airbus A380’s on flights to Johannesburg route. From November 21st onwards, northbound route will be operated by the A380 on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and the remaining days with the Airbus A340-600. While the Southbound route of Lufthansa will be serviced by A380 daily excepting Tuesdays and Fridays.
At this occasion, Mr. Axel Simon, Director Southern Africa for Lufthansa German Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines stated:
Passengers on board our brand new flagship the A380 will experience a new dimension in flying,
He further stated: “this aircraft is equipped with the most modern service classes the Lufthansa fleet has to offer providing increased comfort in an impressively spacious cabin.”
Lufthansa holds strong presence throughout Europe and operates flights from London Heathrow to South Africa via Germany. The airline offers daily flights between Johannesburg and Frankfurt. During South Africa’s summer season an additional daily non-stop schedule is operating flights to Cape Town and Frankfurt for a five months period ending March 2011.