Lufthansa Group is postponing flights until May 17, 2020
Due to travel restrictions, which are still valid in many European countries, but also worldwide, the Lufthansa Group has decided to postpone flights until May 17, 2020. Initially, the deadline was set for May 3, 2020.
Starting today, April 16, the additional cancellations for May 4 and May 17 will be implemented successively, and affected passengers will be informed of the changes.
Lufthansa Group postponed flight resumption
Lufthansa will continue to operate basic flights and emergencies. In total, there are 15 weekly flights from Frankfurt to Newark and Chicago (USA), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Bangkok (Thailand) and Tokyo (Japan). The three weekly connections to Montreal (Canada) will be canceled.
In addition, Lufthansa will continue to operate 42 daily connections from its hubs in Frankfurt (36 connections) and Munich (6 connections) to major cities in Germany and Europe.
SWISS will also offer 3 weekly flights to Newark (USA) from Zurich and Geneva. But also a series of basic flights to destinations in Europe.
Eurowings will continue to provide basic services in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne. An operational program restricted to destinations in Germany and Europe will operate.
In addition to scheduled services, Lufthansa Group airlines (Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Edelweiss) have operated more than 300 special repatriation flights since March 13. About 60.000 passengers were transported to their countries of origin: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. Another 45 repatriation flights are scheduled in the near future.
Passengers affected by canceled flights will be able to convert the entire value of the tickets into a travel voucher. They can schedule until August 31, 2020 the next trip, which can be completed by April 30, 2021. But if they want to travel earlier, by December 31, 2020, they will receive a discount of 50 EURO for each reservation. This can be obtained in the form of a voucher.