Over the past two weeks, according to Lufthansa, there has been more demand for flights to the United States for the summer than in previous months. Links to New York, Miami and Los Angeles increased bookings by up to 300%. So Lufthansa Group’s airlines have been increasing their offer from the US since June and returning to places like Orlando and Atlanta. So Lufthansa finally demands an initial view of the Atlantic Ocean. “We now need a perspective on trips to the United States,” said Lufthansa board member Harry Hohmister.
“Given the great importance of Atlantic aviation to the world economy, we now need a perspective on how the voyage between the United States and Europe is possible on a large scale again. , Germany needs an initial perspective on the Atlantic Ocean “, therefore Hohmister continues.
No travel relief
At the end of April, EU Commission President Ursula van der Leyen promised to facilitate travel between the vaccinated groups between the EU and the United States. There is currently no agreement on this. Italy recently relaxed entry rules for travelers from the United States, thereby increasing the range of flights to popular destinations such as Venice.
Lufthansa boss Carsten Sbor had expected the United States to open in May.
The demand for European routes is also increasing
For classic European holiday destinations such as Greece, Italy, Spain or Portugal, Lufthansa and Eurowings have booked three times more bookings in the past seven days than in previous weeks. On some routes to Spain, such as the Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza or Barcelona, bookings were higher than the 2019 status. There is a particular need for flights to the Balearic Islands and the Greek Islands. Eurowings has therefore added more than 500 additional flights to its fleet of flights to Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza or Greece.
Lufthansa is also offering additional flights at short notice if demand continues to increase accordingly.
Lufthansa also said that long-term offer for the best holiday destinations, such as Male (Maldives), Cancun (Mexico) or Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), has increased over the weeks. (APA / Red)