As part of its shift some of its Munich-based A350s to Frankfurt, German-based Lufthansa will use the jets on flights to Tokyo this winter.

Starting this December, Lufthansa will start deploying the A350-900 jets on the Frankfurt to Tokyo-Haneda route. The airline currently deploys Airbus A340-300 on the route.

The move comes as part of a shift of four of the airline's A350-900s currently parked at Munich to Frankfurt. Along with Tokyo, it will also temporarily replace the Boeing 747-8s used on flights from Frankfurt to Los Angeles and Chicago.

Lufthansa currently has 16 of the modern A350-900s, with 43 on order. Prior to this move, Lufthansa focused its A350 operations at Munich. Due to the reduction of flights amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline reports seven A350-900s will operate flights to North America and Asia from the Munich hub during the winter.

The winter schedule will run until the end of March 2021.

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