Lufthansa extends European timetables for Corpus Christi weekend

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Looking for a last minute vacation over the Corpus Christi Long Weekend? If so, you’re in luck because German national airline Lufthansa now offers more flights to attractive sunny destinations. In a statement released yesterday, Lufthansa said that from Thursday June 3 to Sunday June 6, it will increase its number of flights to European short-haul tourist destinations in Greece, Portugal and Spain.

Lufthansa offers additional weekend flights to Corpus Christi. Photo: Lufthansa

Additional flights will be added from Frankfurt and Munich to the Spanish Balearic Islands, the Algarve in Portugal and the Greek island of Crete. Lufthansa has increased its flights to Heraklion, Faro, Lisbon, Valencia, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca. Lufthansa customers can choose from 20 additional flights quickly and easily by booking their travel on Lufthansa.com. All flights are available for booking now and are combined with attractive and flexible booking options.

What is Corpus Christi Day?

Roman Catholics celebrate Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) day in Germany in honor of the Eucharist, which is Holy Communion and the last supper that Jesus had with his disciples. The day is a public holiday in the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saar and in parts of Saxony and Thuringia.

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Palma de Mallorca is a popular weekend getaway for Germans. Photo: Lufthansa

The feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated on the second Thursday, 60 days after Easter Sunday and ten days after Pentecost. As it always falls on a Thursday, it gives the Germans a long weekend break.

Additional summer destinations

Lufthansa and its subsidiary Eurowings are offering more 2021 summer vacation destinations than ever before. For the first time, Lufthansa flies non-stop to 12 destinations in Greece. Lufthansa customers can also choose from long-haul tropical destinations such as Male in the Maldives, Cancun, Mexico, and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Lufthansa is hoping people will want to flee after a year of restrictions caused by COVID-19.

Lufthansa 2022 calendar

In other news from Lufthansa regarding the 2022 schedule, the airline said it would travel to Punta Cana and Cancun and add twice-weekly service from Munich to Las Vegas in the United States.

From Frankfurt Rhein-Main-Flughafen (FRA) scheduled for 2022, the Lufthansa Group will add three flights per week to Fort Myers in Florida and Panama City in Central America. From May 2022, Salt Lake City will be served for the first time with three weekly non-stop flights. From June 2022, Lufthansa will add two flights per week from Frankfurt to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in northern Tanzania.

For this summer, Lufthansa is offering flights to the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa with connecting flights to the dream island destinations of Zanzibar in Tanzania. Flights will be available for booking from May 26 on Lufthansa.com.

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Eurowings Discover will serve long-haul leisure destinations from FRA. Photo: Lufthansa

Long-haul vacation destination flights for the summer of 2022 will be operated from Frankfurt and Munich by Eurowings Discover. With its new leisure destination spin-off, Eurowings Discover, Lufthansa aims to compete with German charter company Condor Flugdienst on holiday destination flights from Frankfurt. From what we know, it will deploy Airbus A330s on the roads.

Are you planning to get away for a long weekend in Corpus Christi? If so, let us know in the comments where you’re going and what you’re most excited about.

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