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Monday, May 23, 2011

Lufthansa to serve FRA-SIN on the A380... what about Jakarta?

On 20th May, Lufthansa announced that Frankfurt-Singapore will be served by the A380 from 30th October onwards. This means that LH778/779 will no longer fly to Jakarta.

If you think this is the end of Lufthansa in Indonesia, well, don't worry... LH790/791 will serve Jakarta-Singapore-Munich instead! So from 30th of October, we'll stop seeing the Lufthansa 744s and will begin to see Lufthansa A340-300s.

It's good to see this European carrier continue to see Jakarta as a destination worth serving with their own metal!


20.05.11: Lufthansa’s third A380 destination in Asia – Flights to Jakarta from Munich from start of winter timetable
From 30 October, when the winter timetable goes into effect, Lufthansa will operate a daily A380 service on its Frankfurt-Singapore route. From that date, one of the eight A380s in the Lufthansa fleet will take off from Frankfurt at 22.05 hrs under flight number LH 778 bound for Singapore. On 30 October, Lufthansa will also transfer its service to Jakarta via Singapore from Frankfurt to Munich. The route will be operated with an Airbus A340-300. Passengers arriving in Singapore on the A380 flight from Frankfurt will have plenty of time to transfer to the onward flight to Indonesia.

The A380 can accommodate 526 passengers in comfort – eight in First Class, 98 in Business Class and 420 in Economy class. Meanwhile, Lufthansa’s flagship has scored top marks in terms of technology, ecological efficiency and sustainability. With a fuel burn of only 3.4 litres per 100 passenger-kilometres, it is about 30 per cent quieter than previous wide-bodied jets.

Frankfurt – Singapore (from 30 October 2011) A380 schedule (all times are local times)
  • LH 778 Frankfurt 22:05 hrs – Singapore 16:55 hrs (following day)
  • LH 779 Singapore 23:55 hrs – Frankfurt 05:55 hrs

Munich – Singapore – Jakarta (from 30 October 2011) A340-300 schedule (all times are local times)
  • LH 790 Munich 21:30 hrs – Singapore 16:50 hrs (following day)
    • LH 790 Singapore 18.00 hrs – Jakarta 18:50 hrs
    • LH 791 Jakarta 20:05 hrs – Singapore 22:45 hrs
  • LH 791 Singapore 23:59 hrs – Munich 06:10 hrs

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