San Diego welcomes launch of non-stop flights to Munich

San Diego International Airport is celebrating the launch of non-stop Lufthansa services to Munich, which will initially be served by three weekly A350-900 flights to Germany.

“We are happy to welcome Lufthansa back to San Diego and celebrate the first flight to Munich,” enthused Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s president and CEO. “San Diego has many economic ties to Munich as well as tourism interests.

“This new route provides an essential pathway between our two countries and serves as a gateway to Europe and beyond. We thank Lufthansa for their continued support.”

Lufthansa notes that its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900, uses 25% less kerosene, produces 25% fewer emissions, and is significantly quieter on take-off.

The 293-seat aircraft is equipped with a three-class configuration offering 48 seats in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Economy, and 224 seats in Economy classes. At just under 18.4 feet wide, the cabin is more spacious than comparable models of aircraft currently in operation.

Its senior director of sales USA central, west and central, Don Bunkenburg, said: “The United States is one of our most important markets and California remains a top priority for expansion in the US.

“With a robust economy and thriving corporate landscape, San Diego is the perfect gateway for our new service to Munich, Europe’s leading 5-star airport and one of our main hubs in Germany.”

Lufthansa previously offered nonstop flights to Frankfurt, Germany, until service was suspended in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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