Lufthansa to fly direct from Munich to Joburg
Great news for SA expats in Bavaria who’ll be able to fly direct to Joburg…
Lufthansa has announced exciting plans to open a new long-haul connection to South Africa. From next year (4 June 2024), Lufthansa will connect Johannesburg nonstop with Munich… which will come as great news for South African expats living in Germany (and surrounding countries).
The new flight from OR Tambo International Airport in SA to Munich (in Bavaria, southern Germany) will take off every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday morning.
This will be in addition to the existing daily services to Frankfurt (Lufthansa) and Zurich (SWISS).
As the Munich flight will depart in Johannesburg at 09:00 am, it offers an alternative travel time to Europe. Together with Cape Town, a total of 25 weekly connections will be available from the airline group (including Lufthansa, SWISS and Edelweiss).
Matthias Lefevre, General Manager Sales Southern Africa, Lufthansa Group Airlines says: “Both year-round routes (Munich and Frankfort) can also be combined and are priced at the same level. Passengers will find seats on a Boeing 7478 (Jumbo) or an Airbus A350 with Lufthansa deploying one of its most popular and comfortable aircrafts to show its commitment to South Africa.”
130 global destinations with one stop in Munich
This new flight to Munich, one of the two hubs of Lufthansa, will again allow passengers from South Africa to connect to around 130 destinations, including to Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East. This route was previously in the Lufthansa schedule in 2005.
Munich Airport is the second largest airport in Germany and the seventh largest in Europe. All Lufthansa Group carriers are operating from its Terminal 2 buildings, and it has been awarded five stars several times by Skytrax.
For South Africans who wish to visit family and friends in Bavaria, Lufthansa said in a statement today that the region is “diverse with its alpine landscapes, its scenic lakes, famous castles, and atmospheric traditional villages. As a travel destination, Munich is known for its Christmas markets and major events, such as the annual Oktoberfest beer festival or matches with the football team FC Bayern München. The Alps are only one hour away by train or car from the airport.”