Lufthansa will restart direct flights between Singapore and Munich from March 27 2018, providing German-bound travellers with an alternative to the established Singapore-Frankfurt route.
The flights will run five days a week – on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – on the Star Alliance member's Airbus A350 jets with business class, premium economy and economy class, to the following schedule:
- LH790 departs Munich at 10pm to reach Singapore at 4.05pm the next day
- LH791 departs Singapore at 10.55pm to arrive at Munich at 5.25am the next day
Lufthansa already counts Australia as the largest market to which it doesn't fly, with Aussie travellers making their way to Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok to connect to Lufthansa and its sibling Swiss.
"You leave Australia in the afternoon and the overnight flight (from Asia) is very convenient without losing time," Heiko Brix, Lufthansa Group Regional Director for Southeast Asia, told Australian Business Traveller earlier this year.
"You go to sleep in a fully flat bed and you arrive in the morning able to get straight to work or you have (connections to) all of Europe in front of you."
That share of the local market is expected to tick up even more when a joint venture between Lufthansa/Swiss and Singapore Airlines takes wing from July 1, in a move which will further bolster Singapore's status as the major Australian feed for Lufthansa and Swiss.
The German flag-carrier will also fly its flagship Airbus A380 from Munich to Hong Kong and Beijing, as well as Los Angeles, starting in the northern summer.
Lufthansa's A380 fleet is currently exclusive to Frankfurt flights, but the revised roster will see five of the airline's 14 superjumbos relocated to Munich.