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COVID-19: Lufthansa Group Extends Repatriation Flight Schedule

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Lufthansa has extended the schedule of its repatriation flights until 31 May. Originally, the schedule was valid until 17 May.

As of 18 May, Lufthansa will be operating flights from Frankfurt to Athens, Porto and Gothenburg. Domestic flights from Munich will be doubled. All destinations can be called up daily on

Lufthansa is thus offering a total of 15 weekly long-haul connections: three times a week each from Frankfurt to Newark and Chicago, Sao Paulo, Bangkok and Tokyo.

In addition, Lufthansa is now offering 330 weekly flights from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich to the most important cities in Germany and Europe instead of the previous 280.

SWISS will continue to offer three weekly long-haul flights a week to Newark (USA) from Zurich and Geneva, in addition to a substantially minimised timetable for short- and medium-haul services to selected European cities.

Eurowings will continue to provide basic services at Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne airports with a skeleton programme, offering domestic flights within Germany and connections to selected European destinations.

Austrian Airlines has to extend the suspension of its regular scheduled flight operations once again – by a further two weeks from 18 May 2020 to 31 May.

Passengers whose flights have been cancelled or who have been unable to take their flight can keep their ticket and rebook for a new travel date by 30 April 2021 or book a new destination by 31 August 2020.

Passengers who start their journey before 31 December 2020, will receive an additional reduction of 50 EUR for rebooking. This can be obtained in the form of a flight voucher online via the airlines' websites.

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