Munich Airport’s new summer timetable

Munich Airport was voted Europe’s best airport at the World Airport Awards 2008

THE new summer timetable launched last month by Munich Airport shows that 229 destinations in 70 countries around the world will be served from the Munich Airport. This includes 49 long haul routes, 160 continental destinations and 20 connections within Germany.
For the new timetable period which starting end March, the airlines operating at Munich Airport have booked slots for a total of 241,000 take-offs and landings. These figures show that the airlines have responded to the current economic crisis by reducing the number of flights offered.
The most frequently served foreign destination is London, with a about 4,500 departures in the coming summer season. Among German destinations, Berlin is number one with more than 4,700 flights departing from Munich for Germany’s capital, followed by Düsseldorf, with nearly 4,300 departures.
Mid-May saw the start of Lufthansa’s flights from Munich to New York (JFK) six times a week with its business jet. This brings the total number of weekly flights to New York offered by Lufthansa to 20. During the new timetable period Lufthansa will also be operating four weekly flights to Tel Aviv with an Airbus A340. Lufthansa is adding a new daily flight to Lviv (Lemberg) in western Ukraine and bolstering its services to Bilbao, Spain and Cluj, Romania, with a second daily flight to each of those cities. However, flights will no longer be offered to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.
Aer Lingus is increasing its presence in Munich adding two daily departures to London Gatwick. Easyjet is also adding a daily flight to the British capital. With three new weekly flights, Air Malta is stepping up its services to Malta to 16 flights a week. However, Air France and Finnair are eliminating one daily flight to Lyon and Helsinki, respectively, and the Romanian airline Tarom is cutting three weekly departures to Bucharest.
This summer travellers will be able to fly from Munich to Beirut, Lebanon every Saturday with Blue Wings. Also as from last month, holidaymakers can head for Simferopol with Ukraine International Airlines, and Turkish Airlines is adding a third weekly flight to its Istanbul service this summer.
In the long haul segment LTU (Lufttransport-Unternehmen) is cutting back its services from Munich, eliminating flights to Bangkok, Fort Myers, Cape Town, Mauritius, Miami and Varadero. And as of last month, Air Mauritius will no longer be flying to its island home of Mauritius.