Lufthansa will not return to Cancun before November
Lufthansa stressed in a webinar that for the moment they only keep safe the route from Mexico City to Frankfurt, and it will not be before October 24th -when they carry out their flight plan-, that they will return to Mexico City from Munich or Cancun from Frankfurt or Zurich, so the reactivation of their flights to the Mexican Caribbean could be given until November.
The impact of the pandemic has been total. A route between Europe and the Americas is sold partly in Europe, partly in Mexico and partly in the rest of the world and regardless of the time of year the percentage may change, so they certainly lack a very good number of customers on board, all those Mexican customers who can not fly to Europe. The operation that they maintain to date highlighted that it allows them to operate in a responsible manner.
Lufthansa occupation on average is absolutely acceptable with flights that have great differences, so to date, they maintain three flights per week, which will gradually increase to 5 flights a week and then to 7, because at the moment there are still restrictions on entry to Europe, which will be very difficult.
At this time with the three flights a week between Mexico City and Frankfurt cover, which previously covered with 12 weekly flights from Mexico City, not counting those who maintained in Cancun which was a major operation between Frankfurt and Zurich and the flights they had from Eurowings.
The recovery time will be given for 2023, when they intend to reach 90% of the occupation that they had in 2019.
Lufthansa reactivated its route Frankfurt-Mexico City on June 4th, with three flights a week (Monday, Thursday, and Saturday) on board the Airbus A340-300, a measure that occurred after countries began to lift their travel restrictions. However, the route from Mexico to Europe can only be used by members of the European Union, due to current restrictions imposed by the continental block.