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Lufthansa to suspend flights to Bristol and Liverpool – Business Traveller

Lufthansa is to suspend three regional routes to France and the UK early next year.

As flagged on our forum, the carrier will suspend flights from Frankfurt to Bristol and Liverpool in February 2024.

Lufthansa had originally planned to launch flights to Bristol in March 2020, but these were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, before eventually starting in June 2021.

Lufthansa to launch three new routes from UK/Ireland

Meanwhile the carrier launched its first flights to Liverpool in May 2022, with a four-times-weekly service operated by a mixture of CRJ900s and A320s aircraft.

Lufthansa confirmed the suspensions to Business Traveller, and said that the carrier’s route between Munich and Paris Orly will also be dropped in February.

“Lufthansa is continuously evaluating and optimizing its entire route network,” said the carrier.

“Due to unscheduled maintenance work on Pratt & Whitney engines in the Lufthansa Airbus A320neo fleet, Lufthansa Airlines will have significantly fewer aircraft available next year than originally planned.

“The company has therefore decided to suspend some routes from February 2024 that have not shown a positive economic development in recent months. The routes to the UK affected are Munich – Orly, Frankfurt – Bristol and Frankfurt – Liverpool. Lufthansa regrets this decision.”

The carrier’s reservation systems have been updated to reflect the cancellations, and Lufthsansa said that affected passengers would be informed.

To read our recent UK spotlight feature on developments in Bristol, see:

UK spotlight: Bristol

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