Lufthansa sees US travel boom: Business Traveler USA
With the announcement that the United States plans to ease travel restrictions, the airline group said transatlantic bookings have tripled
Lufthansa Group says it sees flight bookings to the United States tripling, following news of US plans to ease travel restrictions in November, although no firm date for the new policy has yet been announced.
“Some days of the past week, transatlantic flights have tripled from the previous week,” according to the air group. Swiss and Lufthansa’s services to New York and Miami had the highest bookings among business and leisure travelers, the company said.
Premium economy, business and first class sales in the United States all increased on the news, Lufthansa said, saying more tickets were purchased at these cabins than during the same period in 2019.
In response, the group said it was adding more short-term services to the United States, including a total of three daily flights to Miami with Lufthansa or Swiss in November. In December, Lufthansa Group airlines will offer up to 55 weekly connections from Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland to New York. The group said it also plans to expand services further in the short term in the future.
In addition, growing demand is prompting the Lufthansa group to increase its German domestic flights to and from its European hubs to allow connections to the United States.
From October there will be nine daily flights between Frankfurt and Berlin, eight daily flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg, seven daily flights between Munich and Berlin and 11 daily flights between Munich and Hamburg.
Lufthansa will also operate hourly morning and evening flights from Hamburg and Berlin to Frankfurt and Munich from next month.