Lufthansa Celebrates 55 years of South Africa service


Lufthansa German Airlines celebrated 55 years of operations in South Africa on the 14th of May.
Today, both Johannesburg and Cape Town are serviced by the Lufthansa Group’s airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, and Edelweiss, with 24 weekly flights to South Africa.
Lufthansa’s Johannesburg Frankfurt flight now uses a Boeing 747-8, which carries 384 people – eight in first class, 80 in business, 32 in premium economy, and 244 in economy.
The flight is now a direct service between Frankfurt and Johannesburg with a flying time of 10 hours and 25 minutes.
There are now five additional flights per week between Frankfurt and Johannesburg, carrying 268 more people per flight.
Cape Town route is serviced by three weekly flights from Frankfurt using a newly refurbished Airbus A340-300 with 279 seats.