Lufthansa flies from Munich Airport to Seattle for the first time

Lufthansa flies from Munich Airport to Seattle

On Friday afternoon, 218 passengers flew with Lufthansa from Munich to Seattle for the first time.

The airline is now offering three weekly flights from Munich to the US metropolis using an Airbus A350.

This makes Seattle its fifth destination on North America’s West Coast after San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.

Now serving a total of 16 destinations, Munich Airport has set a new record for connections to North America.

New York is the highest-volume destination with up to four flights a day. The US is the most important long-haul market for Munich Airport, with passenger numbers having exceeded 2019 levels since 2023.

A record was also set last year with 78 thousand metric tons of air freight handled. And the boom continues: In May 2024, passenger volumes to the US were already up 20 percent compared with the same month last year.