Lufthansa has restarted services from Munich, Germany, to the USA, with increased hygiene and safety standards in place.
Services to Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois, resumed on June 3, with three flights a week using Airbus A350s.
New safety and hygiene measures added by the airline and airport include requiring passengers and employees to wear a nose and mouth cover in terminal buildings.
Passengers are encouraged to use contactless check-in and check their baggage independently.
At security and border control and at gates, there is social distance guidance with lines and floor markings.
When boarding, passengers will be divided into zones to avoid large queues. All passengers will receive a disinfecting wipe before boarding the aircraft.
Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport, said, “I see this resumption of intercontinental traffic as an important first step on the road ahead of us, at the end of which I am firmly convinced that we will once again have a vibrant Munich hub.”