Lufthansa announces special London-Munich flights for Oktoberfest
German airline Lufthansa is organising 11 special flights from London to Germany to celebrate the famous Oktoberfest festival. The epicentre of the celebration will be Munich.
The legendary festival attracts millions of visitors every year and runs from 16 September to 3 October this year. Lufthansa will operate flights from 15 September to 1 October, Simple Flying reports.
The flights will depart from London Stansted Airport (STN) and take travellers directly to Munich Airport (MUC) in about two hours.
The organisers believe that these flights will be extremely popular, so passengers are encouraged to book in advance to get the best prices.
Evening flights cost £124 each way. The departure from London Stansted will be an evening flight, as will the return flight from Munich.
"The Munich Oktoberfest is popular all over the world, especially in the UK. Visitors from the United Kingdom are among the largest nationalities at this festival. Lufthansa is responding to this local demand by offering special direct flights to get to the Bavarian capital quickly and easily. Departures from London Stansted are particularly interesting for all Oktoberfest fans travelling from East Anglia and North London," Lufthansa Airlines said.
According to Lufthansa's booking portal, the flights will be operated by the carrier's Airbus A320 fleet, which can accommodate up to 180 passengers, all in economy class.
The German carrier celebrated the return of Oktoberfest last year after the pandemic with special flights on which the crew was dressed in traditional Oktoberfest attire. On flights from Munich, premium class passengers were also treated to delicious Bavarian delicacies, as were guests in Munich airport lounges.
The festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic, but that didn't stop Lufthansa from celebrating. Established in 1810, Oktoberfest attracts more than six million revelers each year - the traditional Bavarian beer is of course its most famous attraction, along with festive food, live music and much more.