With Lufthansa nonstop to the Big Apple

08.11.17 17:22

New USA connection launched – five times a week to New York City

Fly direct to the Big Apple: Since Wednesday 8 November, Lufthansa connects Berlin five times a week with New York. Every day except Fridays and Sundays, a Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 takes off at 17:35 from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to fly over the North Atlantic. Flight LH 406 arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 21:35. The return flight leaves New York in the late evening around 23:20 and lands in Berlin the following day at 12:15.

Ahead of "a big day for Lufthansa and our customers," Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of German Lufthansa AG, had this to say: "After a break of 16 years, Lufthansa long-haul is back in the capital." In the spring of 2001, Lufthansa had started a direct flight between Berlin and the US capital Washington, but this came to an end after only six months following the 9/11 terrorist attack in the USA. Hohmeister described the "new premium connection" to New York as "a clear commitment to Berlin by Lufthansa", with the Lufthansa Group already being one of the biggest employers, with around 3,000 employees. More than 500 times a week, Lufthansa Group airlines connect the German capital with around 50 destinations in Germany and Europe.

Prof. Dr.-Ing Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Brandenburg Airport GmbH: "A flight connecting Berlin to the US is always something special, especially when it comes to a direct flight to New York. Lufthansa’s decision on this long-haul route is a strong commitment to Berlin as a location, which we very much appreciate."

The flight with Lufthansa to the East Coast metropolis can be booked in three classes: Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy.

Further information as well as the possibility to book Lufthansa flights is available online at LH.com or via the Lufthansa Service Center on (069) 86 799 799 (standard landline rates apply). Flights can also be booked at Lufthansa travel agency partners and at the Lufthansa sales desks at the airport.

The new connection at a glance

Berlin-Tegel (TXL)  –  New York (JFK)

Airports/Three Letter Code

– Berlin-Tegel (TXL)

– New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Flight schedule (all times are local times)

NEW from 8 November 2017

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
LH 406 Berlin 17:35 – New York 20:35
LH 407 New York 22:20 – Berlin 12:15 (the following day)

Flight time (on average)

approx. 9 hours (outbound flight LH 406)
approx. 8 hours (return flight LH 407)


6.385 km (3.448 nautical miles)

Aircraft type

Airbus A330-300

Lufthansa Press Contact

Media Relations Germany North/-East
Wolfgang Weber
Tel. +49 (0)30 / 8875 – 3300
Mail: wolfgang.weber@dlh.de
Follow us on Twitter: @lufthansaNews

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