Cape Town - German airline Lufthansa will double its flights
to South Africa from October 31.
The carrier will reinstate its daily flights between
Frankfurt and Cape Town to meet increased demand for this route as the local
holiday season approaches.
This is in addition to its daily flights between
Johannesburg and Frankfurt.
The added flights will increase its capacity to South Africa
by about 60% over a period of five months.
"Operating the Boeing B747-400 to Cape Town will give
us the additional capacity boost so needed during South Africa's summer
season," said Axel Simon, director southern Africa for Lufthansa German
Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines.
Besides the seasonal schedule to the Cape predominantly used
by the European leisure market, Lufthansa also operates a daily non-stop flight
between Johannesburg and Frankfurt throughout the year using an Airbus
Since deploying this aircraft on the route, the capacity per
month has been increased by more than 6 000 seats.