Lufthansa Boosts Capacity To Buenos Aires

German carrier Lufthansa has increased its Frankfurt-Buenos Aires schedule in light of boosted transatlantic demand. The airline will now operate one flight per day between the two destinations through March, up from five weekly flights. From April, frequency will then drop to six weekly flights.

Daily Frankfurt-Buenos Aires flights

Lufthansa is boosting the frequency of flights between Frankfurt and Buenos Aires to seven flights per week. From March 1st, the airline will offer one daily flight as its meets a rise in transatlantic travel demand.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Flight LH 510: Frankfurt (FRA) departs at 9:55 PM, arrives in Buenos Aires (EZE) 7:45 AM +1.
  • Flight LH 511: Buenos Aires (EZE) departs at 6:05 PM, arrives at Frankfurt (FRA) 11:15 AM +1.

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 D-ABYG

The Boeing 747-8I will continue to serve this route. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

According to Cirium, this schedule will be in place for the duration of March. However, in April the carrier will reduce its frequency to six flights per week. This is still an improvement on the five weekly flights currently operated by Lufthansa.

Operated by the Boeing 747-8I

Frankfurt-Buenos Aires flights will continue to be served by Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8I fleet. The aircraft offers 364 seats – eight first class suites, 80 business class, 32 premium economy and 244 economy seats.

The airline recently unveiled its new premium economy seat which is set to be installed on several aircraft types across the Lufthansa Group portfolio. Lufthansa’s 747-8Is are eventually due an upgrade after SWISS’ Boeing 777 and Airbus A340 fleet.

Boeing, Passenger 747-8, Sale

One of Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 is pictured with a retro livery. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

Lufthansa has 19 Boeing 747-8Is with an average age of just over eight years. The airline will be taking delivery of two new aircraft types over the coming months – the Boeing 777x and Boeing 787-9. Lufthansa’s first 787-9 rolled out of the factory just a couple of weeks ago.

Up from five flights a week

After reducing its schedule on January 18th, the carrier has been flying between Frankfurt and Buenos Aires five times a week. From Frankfurt, this service was available every day except Mondays and Wednesdays.

At the beginning of the year, Lufthansa offered daily flights between the two destinations before cutting its schedule temporarily.

Lufthansa, Airbus A350, First Class

The first class cabin on Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8I. Photo: Getty Images

Lufthansa Group announced this week that it cut its losses significantly over 2021. Operating losses were at €2.3 billion ($2.5 billion) for the year, down from €5 billion ($5.44 billion). The carrier hopes to reach 85% of its pre-pandemic capacity this summer.

Have you flown with Lufthansa between Frankfurt and Buenos Aires before? How have you found the experience onboard one of its Boeing 747-8Is? Let us know in the comments.

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