Lufthansa Airbus A340-300. Photo: Kentaro Iemoto.

MIAMI — Lufthansa just added services from Frankfurt to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) as two separate operations, starting in the 2018/19 winter schedule.

As of today, the existing Frankfurt to Addis Ababa offered a time-consuming stop in Jeddah.

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However, with this addition, the new nonstop flight between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) will decrease the average flight duration around seven hours, and it will be served daily, except Tuesdays and Sundays.

Likewise, it will be operated by an Airbus A340-300, flight number LH598, which will depart FRA at 2:10 p.m. and arrive at the Ethiopian capital at 10:55 p.m. local time. Meanwhile, the return flight leaves ADD at 00:55 a.m. the following day and lands in FRA at 6:35 a.m.

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On the other side, every day, except on Wednesdays, an Airbus A330-300, flight number LH652 will serve from FRA to Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). The take off is scheduled at 2:10 p.m. and landing at 9:40 p.m., approximately; while the return flight is programmed to depart JED at 1:50 a.m. the next day and arrive in FRA at 5:45 a.m.

PHOTO: Aero Icarus.

Frankfurt (FRA) –  Addis Ababa (ADD)

  • Five flights per week (daily except for Tuesdays and Sundays, as of October 29, 2018)
  • LH598: FRA 2:10 p.m. – 10:55 p.m. ADD
  • LH599: ADD 0:55 a.m. – 6:35 a.m. FRA
  • Distance: 5,340 km (2,883 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A340-300
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, City at night | Verwendung weltweit, Royalty free: Bei werblicher Verwendung Preis auf Anfrage., Keine Weitergabe an Wiederverkäufer.

Frankfurt (FRA) –  Jeddah (JED)

  • Six flights per week (daily except for Wednesdays, as of October 28, 2018)
  • LH652: FRA 2:10 p.m. – 9:40 p.m. JED
  • LH653: JED 1:50 a.m. – 5:45 a.m. FRA
  • Distance: 4,131 km (2,230 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A330-300
People stand on the corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser | Nur für redaktionelle Verwendung.

According to the carrier, wide-body aircraft and improved departure times make these connections more engaging for passengers.

As of July 2017, Lufthansa, including Lufthansa Regional (excluding all other Lufthansa Group members) offers 18 domestic destinations and 193 international destinations in 81 countries across Africa, Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Currently, the Cologne-headquartered airline features a fleet of 302 aircraft and is expecting to take delivery of 128 additional aircraft, including 51 Airbus A320neo, 40 A321neo, 17 A350-900 and 20 Boeing 777-9.