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Lufthansa will bring home thousands of vacationers from New Zealand

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Lufthansa will bring vacationers on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office from New Zealand back to Europe. Five Airbus A380s with 509 seats each and five Boeing 747s with 371 seats each will fly from Auckland and Christchurch, the country's two largest cities, departing from Frankfurt during the week. A total of 210 crew members are making their way to the island state in the South Pacific to bring vacationers back home. The flights go from Auckland and Christchurch to Bangkok and then on to… (newsroom.lufthansagroup.com) Mais...

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norb33
David Cooper 5
Air New Zealand have been flying them back too, there have been 2, sometimes 3 ANZ triple 7's landing at Vancouver (CYVR) to refuel for the past week going to and from Frankfurt, Aukland and Christchurch.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 6
Glad to see the Germans didn't forget their citizens.
kevmel
K K 3
Do some research as to what has been done and what is required to make such flights. It takes more than just we will send an aircraft...... The Germans had only two Airports to uplift from.
raykhughes
ray hughes 2
They are flying 380s into NZAA - couple of days ago 2 at once, Also Swiss and Austrian first time visitors to NZ
Mikedryden
Mike Dryden 2
Wonder if Lufthansa has ever flown to NZ. Might be the Kiwis' last chance to see a passenger 747 - if they get out of lockdown in time...
wopri
Wolfgang Prigge 3
In another text I read that this was the first time Lufthansa flew to New Zealand.
NZDawnie
NZDawnie 9
First time Lufthansa had been here to NZ in 20 years. And, Mike, we're on target to be out of our lockdown in 2-3 weeks, a total of 4-5 weeks thanks to great leadership from the PM and Kiwi compliance (generally). Strange times so who knows how many more 747s we'll see :-)
Duijn
Andre Duijnmayer 2
For those who are interested, here's a news article with some nice photos. Even Condor made it here!

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/120865885/coronavirus-lufthansa-planes-taking-europeans-home-from-new-zealand
pthompso99
Paula Thompson 1
Hello, I can't seem to open the link. Any ideas? TY
wopri
Wolfgang Prigge 1
You need to copy it here and then paste it into your browser, you can not simply click on it.
pthompso99
Paula Thompson 1
Okie dokie.
vanille94
Françoise Gasser 1
Congratulations to this company !
reidpaul
Paul Reid 1
hey didn't bring us home! In spite of Singapore Airlines (LH code share partner) confirming flights and seats from NZ, LH consistently failed to update their ticketing. So we could not fly. Finally, LH offered partial reimbursement which we accepted, and then bought new seats - on the SAME flights that SQ had proposed for us!
No sign of a reimbursement from LH and it seems now that they may well duck out of their commitment!
andWo
andWo 1
Welcome back to the land of the eternal complainer

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