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Cape Town flight will depart from Munich in the future


Seasonal Lufthansa connection to the South African city moves from Frankfurt to Munich

Lufthansa passengers will for the first time be able to reach the South African coastal city of Cape Town nonstop from Munich when the upcoming 2012/2013 winter flight schedule goes into effect. Contrary to the existing winter schedule, the Lufthansa connection to the third-largest city in South Africa will not be operated from Frankfurt as in previous years, but instead will depart from the Bavarian capital city effective 28 October 2012.

As the night flight ban in Frankfurt has been restrictively implemented, in the current summer flight schedule Lufthansa has already reduced departures from Frankfurt during evening hours or advanced them to earlier hours. The evening flight to Cape Town will now be moved from Frankfurt to Munich in the interests of increased flight operation reliability and stability.

In the upcoming winter flight schedule, Cape Town will be served from Munich five times a week with an Airbus A340-300. Passengers who are already booked on the Frankfurt – Cape Town connection will be rebooked at no charge and informed accordingly in the next few days. The departure times from Munich will change only slightly compared to those from Frankfurt.

Munich (MUC) – Cape Town (CPT)/South Africa

Flight schedule

(all times are given in local time)

NEW effective 28 October 2012

Departure days: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

LH 574        Munich                       22:00 hrs  -  Cape Town  10:35  hrs

LH 575         Cape Town    19:00 hrs  -  Munich         05:35  hrs (+1)

Flight duration (average): 11 hours 35 minutes




9,188 kilometers / 5,709 miles


Aircraft model


Airbus A340-300

Seating capacity

221 seats (8 First Class, 48 Business Class, 165 Economy Class)

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