Lufthansa expands services to the USA


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Next summer Lufthansa passengers will have a wider choice of flights to the United States. Additional daily nonstop flights to Denver and Detroit will be offered to supplement Lufthansa's already extensive route network in North America. "The increase in our services to Denver and Detroit will enable us to offer our customers two flights a day, at different times, to these popular destinations," explains Dr. Holger Hätty, member of the Airline Board, Lufthansa German Airlines. "This will give passengers much greater flexibility when combining flights. For business travellers, this will mean big time savings." By linking its key destinations in North America to both its Frankfurt and Munich hubs, Lufthansa can offer its customers 29 routes to 19 destinations in the USA and Canada, and thus operates the largest route network from Europe to North America.

For the first time, Lufthansa will fly nonstop from Munich to Denver, making it the tenth North American destination to be served from its hub in southern Germany. From 31 March 2007, flights to Denver will be operated daily from Munich as well as from Frankfurt. From Denver, the hub of Star Alliance partner United Airlines and one of the most modern and user-friendly airports in America, Lufthansa passengers can fly to about 100 destinations throughout North America. Munich-Denver is the latest new route to be included in the 2007 summer timetable following Lufthansa's recent decision to launch services to Seoul and Busan in South Korea from its southern hub.

Denver, which has been the capital of the State of Colorado since 1876, is the eastern gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Today it has a population of half a million and is one of the most attractive cities in America. It is a traditional mining base and also the headquarters of major telecommunications companies. Other industries are energy and logistics. Thanks to its location at the foot of the Rockies, Denver is not only a popular destination for sports and nature enthusiasts but also boasts many cultural attractions that make the city well worth a visit.

From 25 March 2007, Lufthansa will add a second daily flight on its Frankfurt-Detroit route, thus giving passengers greater choice and flexibility. The departure and arrival times of the new service will complement the existing flight to Detroit and provide convenient, time-saving connections for business travellers. From next summer, passengers will be able to fly Lufthansa to Detroit, arriving at 13:25 hrs, and fly back to Frankfurt the same day at 21:55 hrs. The new route will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 in a three-class configuration.

The Detroit region is a centre of the automotive industry and home to major car manufacturers and suppliers. The North American International Auto Show, which is held here once a year, is one of the most highly rated trade fairs in the industry alongside the Frankfurt Motor Show. Detroit, Michigan, with a population of just under one million, also maintains strong trade links with Germany. More than 200 German companies have branches in Detroit.

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