Faced with exceptional demand from Germans seeking the sun, Lufthansa will use a 364-seat super-jumbo Boeing 747-8 to transport them to the Spanish Balearic Islands – instead of the usual 215-seat Airbus A321.
This quad-reactor, usually operated by Lufthansa on long-haul routes to China and Latin America, will connect Frankfurt to Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands, four Saturdays in a row in July and August. On July 31, a 293-seat Airbus A350, “the most ecological long-haul aircraft in the fleet” according to Lufthansa, will reinforce the program.
Moreover, the German airline company specifies that it will “offset the CO2 emissions conveyed by these flights” of wide-body aircraft on medium-haul intra-European links.
In Germany, travel demand is skyrocketing with the reopening of intra-European borders, made largely possible by the adoption of the “European health pass” by the 27 member countries of the European Union. Destination very busy with the Germans, to the point of being nicknamed the « 17th German Land », flight bookings to Palma de Mallorca have multiplied by 25 between April and June, says Lufthansa, which says « react » to the demand with this » exceptional