Lufthansa jettisons San Jose-Germany flights

Lufthansa Airlines has decided to jettison its flights between San Jose and Germany, dealing a fresh blow to the Silicon Valley air travel hub’s quest to widen its reach for international flights.

The Germany-based air carrier will chop the flights by late October, and will re-book existing San Jose reservations to alternative flights.

“After careful review and evaluation, the decision has been made to suspend the San Jose — Frankfurt, Germany route as of Oct. 27, 2018,” said Tal Muscal, a spokesman for The Americas, Deutsche Lufthansa.

The decision means that air travelers will lose five flights a week between San Jose and Germany.

“We are definitely disappointed,” said Lauren Young, a spokeswoman for San Jose International Airport.

The Lufthansa departure marks the second setback within weeks in terms of international flights that serve San Jose airport.

On Sept. 25, Air China suspended flights between San Jose and China’s seaside city of Shanghai.

“A lot of the airlines are tightening their belts,” Young said. Among the issues she cited: Jet fuel costs have soared.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Business


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