Lufthansa Airlines is looking to reduce its office space at Denver International Airport and cut two ticket counters in response to limited and canceled flights due to the pandemic.
A contract amendment that the airline wants would spare its two ticket counters and 1,736 square feet of office space. DIA officials said the airline currently leases eight ticket counters in the Jepsen terminal as well as the office and “support space” on Concourse A.
Lufthansa flew once a day to Frankfurt and Munich before March 2020. Flights were halted due to the pandemic and did not return until 25 October. At the time, US visitors were barred from entering the country unless they could demonstrate an “urgent need”. “for his visit as defined by the German government, The Denver Post reported at the time.
Till this July, the airline had operated five flights a week to the two cities, DIA officials said. But this month flights to Munich were reduced to three times a week.
Still, DIA officials said full service from Lufthansa could return by April.
“Lufthansa is scheduled to return to pre-COVID levels of operation in Den in the spring of 2022, and we welcome the connectivity it provides to Frankfurt and Munich, two of Europe’s most important hub airports ,” said Alex Renteria, a spokesman. DIA.
According to the US embassy and consulates in Germany, restrictions for entry into Germany still exist, but have been significantly eased. European citizens will be allowed to travel to the US for non-essential business in early November if they are vaccinated.
Calls and emails to Lufthansa were not returned, but a recent news release from the company said the German airline was seeing a significant increase in flights booked to the United States.
Lufthansa first introduced service to Denver in 2001.