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Lufthansa adds Bangkok – Munich connection next summer

A long forgotten route is re-starting after over 2 decades and that should be good news for Star Alliance redemptions to Europe

LH A359 Tail (Lufthansa Group)

Star Alliance airline Lufthansa has announced it is re-starting non-stop flights between Bangkok and Munich after a 21-year absence on the route. This time an Airbus A350-900 will operate the service instead of the fuel-thirsty (though in the 90s, pioneering) A340-300, with flights resuming in June 2019.

The schedule

This flight will take 11 hours 25 minutes on the daytime leg between Bangkok and Munich, with a 10 hour 15 minute overnight leg from Munich to Bangkok.

From 2nd June 2019 (MUC-BKK from 1st June 2019)
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
LH793 BKK1025 – MUC1650 359 Daily
LH792 MUC1640 – BKK0755* 359 Daily

* next day

The aircraft

Lufthansa has two configurations for its Airbus A350 aircraft. On this flight they have programmed the premium-heavy configuration, which also flies 6 days per week between Singapore and Munich, and features 293 seats in total, comprising:

  • 48 in business (2-2-2 config)
  • 21 in premium economy (2-3-2 config)
  • 224 in economy (3-3-3 config)

While you won’t be able to book or redeem into Lufthansa First Class on this route, due to no such cabin being installed on its A350s, the existing daily Bangkok – Frankfurt flight does still feature a First Class cabin during the summer 2019 season using the A340-600 (after using the A380, also featuring First Class, over the northern winter season).

LH A346 (Lufthansa Group).jpg
Lufthansa’s existing daily Bangkok – Frankfurt flights, which use the Airbus A340-600 next summer, are unaffected by the announcement, (Photo: Lufthansa Group)

Fellow Star Alliance airline Thai Airways is the only other carrier operating non-stop between Bangkok and Munich. Their westbound service to Munich has almost opposite timings to the new Lufthansa flight, offering overnight service, however from Munich back to Bangkok their flight has very similar timings to Lufthansa, operating about an hour earlier.

While current Thai Airways Bangkok – Munich flights are using 747-400 aircraft, the airline plans to use the 777-300ER on this route next summer with a 1-2-1 configuration in Business Class – far superior to Lufthansa’s 2-2-2 offering.