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Americans Will Now Be Able To Fly Nonstop To Germany From These 2 U.S. Cities

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This past year has seen a major surge in tourism, with many popular hotspots not only catching up with but exceeding pre-pandemic visitor numbers. 

It seems like people are more eager than ever to travel after being stuck at home for over two years, and they’ll still budget for year-round vacations even as destinations become increasingly expensive.

woman walking in the streets of Frankfurt

That’s why many European airlines are expanding their operations in the U.S. to keep up with the ever-growing demand. The latest major carrier to add new routes from North American airports is Lufthansa. 

The well-known German airline has announced two new non-stop flights from the U.S. to Frankfurt that will begin operating in summer 2024. 

New Routes To Germany

Frankfurt is one of Germany’s most influential financial and cultural hubs, and increased access to it represents a stronger link between the U.S. and the entire Central European region.

skyline of Frankfurt, Germany

That’s why Lufthansa is planning to introduce two new routes to the German city this upcoming June. 

These flights will be departing several times a week and will be scheduled to complement other non-stop routes to Germany set to take off from nearby airports. 

Along with these routes, Lufthansa will also add new direct flights from Seattle to Munich (on an A350-900 aircraft), set to start operating in summer 2024. 

St. Luke's Church, Munich, Germany

Moreover, the carrier has expressed its intentions to increase the frequency of existing flights connecting the two countries, further proving its intentions to expand in the U.S. market 

Without further ado, let’s see which two airports will host these brand-new direct flights.

Raleigh – Durham To Frankfurt

In early June of 2024, Lufthansa will launch its new direct flight from Raleigh-Durham to Frankfurt. 

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

The flight will be available year-round and is set to depart five times a week, allowing travelers a lot of wiggle room when it comes to their schedule.

Depart times will be organized to complement the carrier’s existing direct flights from Charlotte to Frankfurt, so North Carolinians will get their pick of airport and flight schedule.

In its effort to expand its services in the U.S., Lufthansa will also start flying its famous A380 from Washington to Munich. 

Lufthansa Airbus A380

However, this route will only operate during the peak summer season, so plan your travel accordingly. 

As part of the same expansion campaign, the German airline is planning to introduce a new business class upgrade featuring private minibars and floor-to-ceiling privacy.

Those who don’t like long flights will also be able to book what the carrier is calling a “sleeper’s row,” comprising three or more economy seats.

Minneapolis – St. Paul To Frankfurt

A  Lufthansa Boeing 787 aircraft is also set to depart from Minneapolis (St. Paul) to Frankfurt five times a week.

Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport Minnesota

The route will take place year-round, so locals won’t have to worry about traveling off-season.

If everything goes to plan, the new flight will start operating the very first week of June 2024.

Coincidentally, Germany is set to host the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, whose first match will be played on Friday, June 14th. 

So, if you’re a soccer fan living in one of these two cities, consider this a sign to book a flight and watch your favorite teams play right from the stadium.

Other Non-Stop Flights From The U.S. To Frankfurt

Though these new direct flights are the first of their kind in Raleigh and Minneapolis, there are dozens of other airports that already offer direct routes to Frankfurt. 

Plane Flying Above Skyscrapers In Frankfurt, Germany

Here’s a comprehensive list of all the U.S. cities (and their respective airports) with direct flights to Frankfurt at the time of writing this article:

  • Seattle / Tacoma
  • Portland (PDX)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Salt Lake City (SLC)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Dallas – Fort Worth (DFW)
  • St. Louis (STL)
  • Austin (AUS)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Minneapolis (MSP)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Detroit (DTW)
  • Tampa (TPA)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Fort Myers (RSW)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Washington (IAD)
  • Baltimore-Washington (BWI)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • New Jersey (EWR)
  • New York City (JFK)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Anchorage (ANC)

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Monday 18th of September 2023


Bill Petruzel

Monday 18th of September 2023



Monday 18th of September 2023

Minneapolis already had Condor flying to Frankfurt so it's not entirely new.