Lufthansa resumed serving the Los Angeles community today, operating three weekly flights from LAX – Los Angeles International Airport to the airline’s Bavarian hub in Munich. Lufthansa is ready to meet the pent-up demand of its loyal customers and continue connecting the region to its growing network of international destinations that are easing travel restrictions following the pandemic.
The resumed route is being operated out of Los Angeles on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays using an Airbus A350-900 with a three-class configuration of Business, Premium Economy and Economy classes.
"The Lufthansa Group is committed to connecting passengers and serving as a bridge between the continents. We are especially excited to resume service for our Los Angeles-based customers, especially during difficult times, expanding our network connections for the benefit of all travelers,” said Larry Ryan, senior director of sales, USA for the Lufthansa Group.
Throughout June, Lufthansa will add important connections for its local California-based customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. These include flights within Germany, as well as to cities in Austria, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. Flights to Tel Aviv have already resumed, as are connections to other Mediterranean destinations.
A total of 2,000 weekly flights will be operated by the Lufthansa Group carriers in June with additional flight planned for the summer months.
“As countries gradually ease some travel restrictions and limitations, the desire to travel has increased and there is evergrowing necessity to see family and friends as well as conduct important business trips. Lufthansa is continually evaluating additional connections globally,” added Ryan.
Customers must take the current entry and quarantine regulations of the respective destinations into account when planning their trip. Throughout the entire journey, restrictions may be imposed due to stricter hygiene and security regulations, for example due to longer waiting times at airport security checkpoints.
Lufthansa Group’s Hygiene Protocols
For Lufthansa Group, safety and travel has always gone hand-in-hand, with the utmost importance placed on the safety and security of passengers and crew. Lufthansa continues to follow its stringent hygiene guidelines and practices, and has extensive protocols for disinfecting the entire aircraft in order to ensure that the onboard experience protects the health of passengers.
All Lufthansa Group aircraft are equipped with the highest quality air filters, which guarantee air quality similar to that in a clinical operating room. The recirculated air is filtered, removing contaminants such as dust, bacteria and viruses. This process affects approximately 40 percent of the incabin air – the rest is added as fresh air from outside the aircraft. Due to these highly specialized filters, the cabin air is cleaner than the air people breathe on earth. Furthermore, the aircraft airflow occurs from top to bottom. There is no horizontal airflow from side to side or along the length of the aircraft. Therefore, the airflow on board corresponds to the laminar airflow of an operating room, moving at the same speed and in the same direction with no or minimal crossover of air streams.
As of May 4, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group required that all passengers wear a facial mouth/nose covering for use while on board their flights. Furthermore, it was recommended that passengers wear this protective covering throughout their entire journey, for example, at the airport before and after the flight, and whenever the required minimum social distance cannot be guaranteed without restriction. All Lufthansa Group flight attendants in direct contact with customers are also required to wear a corresponding mask. While new facial covering regulations coupled with inflight air filtration systems properly protect travelers, seats will be allocated as far apart as possible throughout the cabin whenever possible.
For more information, please visit www.lufthansa.com or contact your local travel agent.