Airline News: Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, and More

Lufthansa reintroduces flights between Munich and Singapore, Air New Zealand links Auckland and Chicago, and more.

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Lufthansa reconnects Munich and Singapore

Lufthansa has reintroduced flights between Munich and Singapore five times a week with the first arrival in Singapore on March 28. Serviced by an Airbus 350-900, this additional flight from Singapore will allow travelers to connect to 111 European destinations at Munich Airport. LH790 will depart Munich at 10 p.m. to reach Singapore at 4:05 p.m. the next day and on the return, LH791 will leave Singapore at 10:55 p.m. to arrive at Munich at 5:25 a.m. the next day.

More information here.

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Air New Zealand adds nonstop flight to Chicago

Come November 30, Air New Zealand will add Chicago to its growing list of North American destinations, with nonstop flights between Auckland and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Served by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the new service will fly three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with a flight time of 15 hours from Auckland and just over 16 hours when departing Chicago.

More information here.

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Qatar Airways refreshes its Privilege Club loyalty program

In celebration of the recent updates to its Privilege Club loyalty program, Qatar Airways is rolling out a series of offers and “program enhancements.” Members who book economy tickets by April 12 for travel until September 30 will enjoy a bonus of 1,500 QMiles, while those booking business or first-flight flights will receive 3,000 miles. Other perks include a 50 percent discount when paying by QMiles at selected stores at Hamad International Airport and at Doha’s Oryx Galleria between April 1 and 15.

More information here.

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Korean Air increases frequencies of its long-haul routes

In time for summer, Korean Air has increased flight frequency on its long-haul routes to America and Europe until October 27. In North America, The Incheon-Dallas Texas route has been increased from four times a week to five times a week; the Incheon-Toronto flight is now daily; and the Incheon-Seattle flight will become a daily operation from May 1 onward. Whereas in Europe, the Incheon-Rome service will go daily and the Incheon-Prague flight will increase to four times a week. Services from Incheon to
Madrid and Istanbul will also be operating four days a week. The airline will resume operating its direct flight to St. Petersburg starting from April 19 and to Irkutsk from April 23. New aircraft such as B787-9 and B747-8i will be deployed on these routes.

More information here.

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