D-ABVT – this Boeing 747-400 is operating flights between Frankfurt and Berlin. Photo by tangoecho787

Lufthansa is extending its Boeing 747-400 flights between Frankfurt and Berlin Tegel.

The German flag-carrier started using the Boeing 747 on some flights from Frankfurt to Berlin and back on November 1st, due to the increased demand, caused by the closure of Air Berlin.

The 747 flights on this route were due to end on November 30th, but the airline is extending the operations to December 21st. Lufthansa will fly the aircraft a total of 28 times between Frankfurt and Berlin Tegel in December.

According to the airline, this extraordinary 747 operation does not make any profit, but the additional capacity is required in “interest of the customers”.

Additionally, Lufthansa is permanently replacing all single-aisle aircraft flying on this route, with Airbus A321s – the largest single aisle aircraft in the fleet.

Read more about Lufthansa’s 747 flights to Berlin Tegel here.

Lufthansa and its subsidiary Eurowings will take over 81 ex-Air Berlin Group aircraft and replace many former Air Berlin routes, including long haul flights.

Air Berlin’s regional subsidiary ‘LGW’ has already started operating Bombardier Dash flights for Eurowigs.

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