Lufthansa and SWISS Add New US and Canada Routes For 2024

by Anthony Losanno
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Lufthansa and SWISS have both announced new international routes for 2024. Multiple cities will see service for the first time from these Star Alliance carriers. With these new additions, the Lufthansa Group will serve 27 destinations in the US next summer.


Lufthansa will be adding flights from Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) to:

  • Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) (starting on June 4th on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) (starting on June 6th on an Airbus A330-300)

Both Minneapolis and Raleigh have seen increased, nonstop flights to Europe recently announced. Delta Air Lines and Aer Lingus will fly between Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Dublin Airport (DUB). Aer Lingus will begin on April 29th using an Airbus A330 and Delta will start on May 9th with a Boeing 767-300.

@xJonNYC broke the Raleigh news last night before it was official. It’s amazing how much information he learns about in advance. He’s now speculating that Delta will retaliate on the Minneapolis route (the same way it did when Aer Lingus announced its new service). I wouldn’t be surprised. Delta is fiercely protective of its hubs.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) has seen another transatlantic route added recently. Air France will fly nonstop to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (starting next month on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner).

Lufthansa is also adding service between Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) and:

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) (starting May 30th using an Airbus A350-900)


SWISS is also adding some new routes for next summer. The carrier will begin flying between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and:

  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) (starting on March 28th using an Airbus A330)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) (starting on May 10th using an Airbus A330)

Airline Weekly reports that international service has been ramping up at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) this year with the addition of ITA Airways flights from Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO), Norse Atlantic Airways from London Gatwick Airport (LGW), Play from Keflavík International Airport (KEF), and Westjet from Calgary International Airport (YYC).

Anthony’s Take: This is exciting news and opens up lots of additional routes for points redemptions. Flyers in DC, Minneapolis, Raleigh, and Seattle will have much easier connections in Germany, Switzerland, and beyond.

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1 comment

NedsKid September 12, 2023 - 1:52 pm

The Air France service to RDU is just replacing Delta’s transatlantic service. It seems to get made out as a big time new add for the research triangle in a lot of sources when it really isn’t. Lufthansa I can imagine doing well. They even put the A340-600 into CLT for the summer.


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