Deutsche Lufthansa - Summer timetable 2006: better connections with Lufthansa


Frankfurt (Lufthansa) - 187 destinations in 79 countries: timetable will be valid from 26 March to 28 October.

Lufthansa is further extending its leading position as the strongest European airline in the growth market of Asia as of the summer timetable 2006. With three additional connections to Shanghai from Frankfurt and two additional flights to Hong Kong and four to Beijing from Munich, the number of non-stop services offered by the German carrier is growing to a total of 35 weekly flights to China. The Asia programme will be rounded off by the inclusion of four additional connections per week from Frankfurt to Hyderabad.

In addition, Lufthansa will in future be serving the Frankfurt - Doha route itself and offers three weekly services to the capital of Qatar. After around seven hours flying time, the modern Airbus A340 will land in the Emirate via Kuwait.

Lufthansa’s position as network airline strengthened

187 destinations in 79 countries: that is what Lufthansa is offering its passengers with its summer timetable 2006. That means 13,026 weekly flights. Overall Lufthansa will thus register a moderate increase in its capacities of 1.3 per cent compared with the summer timetable 2005. In long-haul traffic, capacity to and from Asia will increase by two per cent, in the Africa/Middle East region the increase will be 1.2 per cent. The capacity for North America will be stable and will increase by 0.4 per cent. As a result, the total seats offered by Lufthansa in the intercontinental traffic will remain at the previous year’s level. The offer in European and German traffic will grow by 4.6 per cent.

More intercontinental flights from Munich

From its Munich hub, Lufthansa is increasing its offer of flights, in particular on the Asian routes and, as a result, significantly improving the quality it offers its passengers. In addition to the existing destinations, Delhi, Hong Kong, Montreal, Beijing and Teheran will now also be served daily in summer. The number of Lufthansa long-haul flights offered from Munich will thus increase by ten per cent compared with the summer timetable 2005. From Frankfurt there will be two flights a day to Boston, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles on the summer timetable, Portland will have one daily flight and passengers to New York have the choice between four daily departures. Business travellers and nature-lovers on their way to Canada will now have the possibility of flying from Frankfurt to Vancouver seven times a week.

Strong in continental traffic: attractive destinations during the summer travel season

In inner-European air traffic, the Lufthansa timetable offers variety with several attractive sunshine destinations which will be served during the summer travel season. There will be two flights a week from Munich to Cagliari and Olbia in Sardinia. Oporto and Rimini will attract passengers twice a week. Passengers from Frankfurt will also have more choice with additional flights Prague, Paris, Nice and Venice; there will also be weekly flights from Munich to Bordeaux, Genoa (as of 2 May), Poznan, Trieste and Toulouse.

Since 9 January, Lufthansa customers have already enjoyed 60 weekly new connections on the routes from Düsseldorf to Barcelona, Birmingham, London, Milan, Manchester, Lyon, Rome and Stockholm. Nice, Madrid and Venice are new additions to the Lufthansa timetable. The offer of flights from Stuttgart will also be extended. Passengers now have even more flexible possibilities non-stop to Bilbao, Paris and London.

Holiday services to Sylt

Lufthansa offers fans of German seaside resorts a special service. The slogan used by Lufthansa in the twenties “Fliegt in den Bäder” (Fly to the Seaside Resorts) will be revived: the airline will now offer a service to Westerland on Sylt twice a week, not only from Hamburg but also from Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf.

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