Hub Management Optimization by Lufthansa Group

Hub Management Optimization by Lufthansa Group. The Lufthansa Group continues to optimize the management of its centers in Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich and Vienna. The main focus is on the flexible system of multiple centers: the newly integrated processes allow the Lufthansa Group to move increasingly the fleets and traffic in the most favorable conditions for quality, growth and profitability.

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Hub Management Optimization by Lufthansa Group, pic: Airbus A320neo Takeoff

More specifically, the Lufthansa Executive Committee decided to accelerate its growth on the Munich site and turn the Bavarian capital into a center oriented towards Asia. The Lufthansa Group expects strong year-on-year growth for the network's airlines in this center in 2019. In addition to the increased frequencies on flights offered from Munich to Seoul and Singapore, by summer 2019 you will see the first daily connection from Munich to Bangkok. These flights can be booked from October 4, 2018. And to further strengthen the portfolio of flights to Asia, the connection to Osaka (Japan) will move from Frankfurt to Munich.

The transfer of five Airbus A380 aircraft from Frankfurt to Munich in the summer of 2018 has been very well received in the market and is a resounding success. Given these results, Lufthansa plans to transfer a new A380 aircraft from Frankfurt to Munich in 2020. Three Airbus A320s are being transferred from downtown Frankfurt to Munich to support the expansion of outgoing traffic, while three smaller Bombardier CRJ900s will be transferred from Munich to Frankfurt in return.

As a "5 star" location, Munich will also be enhanced by additional first class offers. To this end, the majority of the A340-600 fleet based in Frankfurt will be transferred to Munich.

The center of Frankfurt will continue to focus on optimizing the combination of destinations in terms of higher quality. Lufthansa will limit growth in this center to improve punctuality ratings and operational stability. By 2019, the Lufthansa Group expects low year-on-year growth for the network's airlines in this center.

Lufthansa begins the winter season 2018/19 with four new destinations from Frankfurt. Eilat (Israel), Agadir (Morocco), Trieste (Italy) and Thessaloniki (Greece) are new additions to the flight program. Lufthansa is also expanding its network of routes to the United States. As of May 3, 2019, the airline will offer its first flights from Frankfurt to Austin (United States).

It is planned to extend the growth trajectory of the Lufthansa Group center and its headquarters at Swiss International Air Lines in Zurich. Due to its very successful development in recent years, the objective is to continue developing a moderate growth. The focus is on the expansion of business in Europe. The winter flight schedule 2018/19 includes a new destination: Bremen. SWISS now offers Bordeaux (France), Kiev (Ukraine), Brindisi (Italy) and the German island of Sylt as attractive destinations throughout the year.

Austrian Airlines in Vienna will significantly expand its network of European airlines during the next winter flight program 2018/19. From the end of October 2018, more than 40 additional flights per week will take off to 14 destinations, including German cities such as Berlin, Düsseldorf and Hamburg, but also other European destinations such as Copenhagen (Denmark), Kiev (Ukraine). ), Athens (Greece) and Krakow (Poland).

This increase is possible thanks to the increased efficiency of the road network. In addition to the new European flights, Austrian Airlines is also increasing frequencies on flights to North America, strengthening Vienna as a Lufthansa hub.

"Our multi-hub system, in which four hubs share a single centralized business administration, works well and is successful, allowing us to react to changing conditions with extreme speed and flexibility." Our main factors are quality, efficiency and profitability, "said Harry Hohmeister, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and director of intersection management, on the occasion of these decisions. "The objective of the entire sector must be to improve quality, which means that it is also essential that the infrastructure on the ground and in the air keep up with the growth of the sector, and that existing deficits must be eliminated. It is also for this reason that we wait until next summer to decide, according to the development of the platforms, the new Boeing 777-9 aircraft from 2020. This aircraft will take off for the first time with products in the business. Class and Economy Premium and setting new standards for the industry ", adds Hohmeiste.