Lufthansa has expanded its South African operation by providing direct flights between Cape Town and Frankfurt, effective 02 December 2016. The new service compliments year-round daily flights from Johannesburg.
The Cape Town route will be served by a newly retrofitted Airbus A340-300, which boasts over 279 seats and offers the new Intercontinental Business Class (30), new Premium Economy (28) Class and Economy Class (221).
Flights will depart from Frankfurt every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday to the delight of German and South African travellers alike. Bookings for these flights are available as from Friday, 27 May 2016, either through the Lufthansa website, or through travel agents.
Flight LH576 leaves Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub at 22:10 and arrives in Cape Town the following morning at 11:00. The return journey departs from Cape Town in the early evening at 18:30 and touches down in Frankfurt the following morning at 05:30.
During the European Winter Season, Lufthansa operates up to seven weekly flights between the carrier’s Bavarian Hub in Munich and Cape Town, while Edelweiss serves the city with two weekly flights.
Lufthansa currently operates a year-round daily flight between Frankfurt and Johannesburg with the Boeing 747-8, the next generation of the iconic Jumbo jet, the longest passenger aircraft in the world. In addition, Swiss International Airlines serves Johannesburg from its Zurich base, offering a daily service with an Airbus A340-300.