OREANDA-NEWS. December 15, 2015. Even at Lufthansa, this doesn’t happen very often: by adding flights from Frankfurt to three new long-haul destinations to the network in a single week, Lufthansa passengers now have the opportunity to fly directly with Europe’s biggest airline from Frankfurt to the dream destinations of Cancún, Mexico, Malé, in the Maldives, and Mauritius.

Things kicked off on 8 December, when flight LH 514 departed Frankfurt for Cancún. This was followed on Wednesday, 9 December with flight LH 704 to Malé. The week was rounded off on 10 December with flight LH 708 to Mauritius.

Lufthansa has tailor-made these flights to suit private travellers, which has paid off: the inaugural flights were very well booked and the advance bookings for the upcoming Christmas and holiday weeks are looking very good.

Cancún, Malé and Mauritius are just three of several new holiday destinations Lufthansa has added to its network in the last few months, with Tampa, Florida and Nairobi, Kenya being added in late September and late October respectively. In March 2016, flights to Panama City, Panama will begin.

The aircraft used for these flights – equipped with a FlyNet broadband connection – is the Airbus A340-300, with seats spread over three different travel classes. Out of a total of 298 seats, 18 are in Business Class, 19 in Premium Economy and 261 in Economy.