Singapore links up with Lufthansa Group

01 / 10 / 2017

Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa Group have confirmed 1 October as the official launch date for their joint venture for passenger flights between Singapore, Australia and Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium.

The two carriers have been stepping up their cooperation since 2015, introducing new services between Singapore and Dusseldorf in July 2016. In March 2017, Lufthansa’s SWISS airline deloyed its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on daily flights between Singapore and Zurich.

Lufthansa now plans to re-introduce services between Singapore and Munich from March 2018.

On the same date, flights operated by SIA, Lufthansa and SWISS between Singapore and Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich will be included in a revenue-sharing agreement between the two airline groups.

Singapore Airlines senior vice president marketing planning, Tan Kai Ping, said that the joint venture with Lufthansa Group “has provided a strong foundation for us to work together to enable more flight frequency and enhanced travel options for customers of both airline groups.”

Lufthansa Group Airlines vice president sales Asia Pacific, Mr Dieter Vranckx, described the move as “a remarkable milestone for both Lufthansa Group and Singapore Airlines. With the launch of this joint venture, the two premium airline groups are jointly able to optimise the product offerings and high-quality services in a very competitive market.”