Lufthansa, well to be more exact, it’s new long-haul, predominantly leisure based off-shoot – Jump (distant relation to Air France regional carrier HOP! perhaps?) – launched the first three of its planned services this week from its Frankfurt (FRA) base.
Starting on three consecutive days from 8 December, the carrier commenced flights to Cancún (CUN), Malé (MLE) and Mauritius (MRU). All flights are operated twice-weekly, with services to Mexico on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the Maldives on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and to Mauritius on Thursdays and Sundays.
The operating carrier ‒ which is actually regional daughter company Lufthansa CityLine – utilises 298-seat A340-300s for the routes, offering a higher-density configuration on board than the mainline carrier from where the aircraft were sourced. The only competition on all three services is Condor – the Frankfurt-headquartered leisure airline operates to Cancún six times per week, Malé twice-weekly and Mauritius four times weekly.