Lufthansa to boost capacity on Abu Dhabi route
Lufthansa is planning to increase its flight capacity between Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi International Airport starting the end of October this year.
Flights on the European carrier’s Abu Dhabi route will no longer continue onwards to Muscat in Oman, giving full capacity of the aircraft to Abu Dhabi – Frankfurt passengers.
The increase in flight capacity is Lufthansa’s second upgrade within just twelve months after introducing a daily service on the route last October, up from six weekly flights.
The decision to increase capacity came as a response to the traffic growth that is witnessed on the German- Abu Dhabi route. This year passenger traffic between Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi registered an increase by 14% compared with the same period last year.
”Lufthansa is pleased to announce increased capacity on its Abu Dhabi – Frankfurt route, which reflects the growing demand from our customers in the Abu Dhabi region, in Germany and in the rest of Europe,” said Peter Pollak, Lufthansa’s general manager UAE and director Gulf and Iraq.
The Lufthansa flights will be operated with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with non-stop flights to Frankfurt, departing from Abu Dhabi every day at 1.15am local time.