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Lufthansa Launches Deferred Seattle-Munich Service

DALLAS — Last week, Lufthansa (LH) launched new nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Munich, Germany.

Initially, this route was set to launch in June 2020; however, it was pushed off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The route will be flown three times a week, Tuesdays, Friday and Sunday’s landing at 16:59 and departing at 18:50 local time. Previously this route was flown seasonally by Condor back in 2017.

“For years, companies in the Pacific Northwest have been doing business and making connections in Munich,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Hamdi Mohamed.

“This new flight brings us that much closer to driving our innovation economy forward. The Commission values a diverse and dynamic Port to ensure economic resiliency for our region. In that way and others, we share a lot of similarities with Munich, especially as a hub for tech and research. We’re looking forward to welcoming more visitors and business connections through this shared gateway.”

With this new flights Lufthansa will now offer 10 weekly flights to the Emerald City, a destination it has served since March 2008. They, along with Condor offer daily flights to Frankfurt. The new flights will be operated by the carriers Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

SEA is expected to have seven new international services launching in 2024 with LH, Delta Air Lines (DL) to Taipei, China Airlines (CI) and Starlux (JX) also with service to Taipei, Philippine Airlines (PR) this fall to Manilla, Hainan (HU) to Chongqing, CI and Alaska Airlines (AS) who began new service to Toronto.

The Seattle hub only had three in 2023 and four in 2022. Overall SeaTac now offers 50 services to 33 international destinations on 25 different airlines.

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