German airline Lufthansa Group has announced plans to begin new direct service between San Diego and Frankfurt in the summer of 2018.
A statement from the carrier said the local service will be offered five times weekly, with the specific start date and other scheduling information yet to be disclosed. The company said more information will be made available at LH.com.
The new San Diego service was announced as Lufthansa officials said the carrier is also adding new direct flights between Munich and Chicago, and between Munich and Los Angeles, Beijing and Hong Kong.
The local Lufthansa flights will add to what has recently been a growing slate of new offerings to Europe from San Diego International Airport.
German carrier Condor Airlines in May began offering three weekly direct flights to Frankfurt, slated to run through early September; and Swiss carrier Edelweiss Air earlier this month began its twice-weekly service to Zurich, running through November.