Lufthansa Targets Greek Leisure Markets

Greece and Cyprus Flights Being Promoted

View of old Town of Lindos on Rhodes.
Photo Credit: Lufthansa AG

Lufthansa (LH) in its 2021 summer season schedules added the majority of its 15 new holiday destination services in Europe to focus on Greece and Cyprus from its Frankfurt hub. These new flights include:  Chania (CHQ), Corfu (CFU), Kavala (KVA) (serving Thrace), Kos(KGS), Mykonos (JMK), Paphos (PFO) and Preveza (PVK) serving the Peloponnese region).  

Attracting North American Tourists Through Connecting Flights 

LH’s scheduling of many of the flights coincide with long haul connections with North America. This is a break from many holiday flights which often fill vacant take off and landing slots in off peak hours.

It seems that the German national airline is putting more emphasis on its addressing the vacation and travel market in Europe but especially in the Mediterranean area. This, according to comments by the head of its North American sales group, Frank Naeve.

Which Lufthansa Leisure Destinations in Greece/Cyprus are being added in 2021

  • Chania (CHQ) — three weekly flights from April 1
  • Corfu (CFU) — two weekly flights from April 4
  • Kavala (KVA) — two weekly flights fromMay 4
  • Kos (KGS) — three weekly flights from April 2 
  • Mykonos (JMK) — two weekly flights from May 4 
  • Paphos (PFO)  - two weeks flights staring March 29
  • Preveza (PVK) — two weekly flights sfrom May 2 

Cities already served include in Greece (from Munich/Frankfurt):  

  • Athens (ATH), 
  • Heraklion (HER), 
  • Rhodes (RHO),  
  • Santorini (JTR) 
  • Thessaloniki (SKG), 
  • Zakinthos (ZTH).,
  • and, Larnaca (LCA) in Cyprus.

Brits may be wondering why such schedules could prove of interest

The Covid-19 from China has caused significant changes in service competition. Keep an eye on any LH fares via LH German hubs from UK or Irish airports.

Other new sunshine holiday destinations within easy reach from German hubs include: Djerba (DJE) Tunisia,  Hurghada (HRG) Egypt, Gran Canaria (LPA), Jerez de la Frontera (XRY) and Tenerife (TFS) Spain, Rijeka (RJK) Croatia, Lamezia Terme (SUF) Italy, Varna (VAR) Bulgaria.  The  Gran Canaria and Tenerife flights are continuation from winter flights, having proved successful.

Lufthansa is continuing its Leisure Destination policy in Europe that started in Summer 2019 and keeps Greece and Cyprus in its focus.