Lufthansa expands to the east

21st Feb 2006

Lufthansa is expanding its services in an eastward direction with the launch of flights to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan since the end of 1997.Starting March 26th the new destination will be served non-stop, twice weekly
from Frankfurt. Flights, operated by an Airbus A330, are scheduled to leave
Frankfurt on Mondays and Thursdays at 13.20 hrs. The return flights will depart from
Astana the same day at 04.15 hrs.

Kazakhstan is the second-largest state within the Commonwealth of Independent States
(CIS). It is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural
resources, and has achieved above-average economic growth. Lufthansa is now also
boosting its services to Almaty, Kazakhstan’s second city. With the introduction of
the summer timetable, it will offer two more flights a week enabling passengers to
reach Almaty daily from Frankfurt. Travellers who would like to explore the tourist
attractions of Kazakhstan now have an ideal opportunity to do so.

Lufthansa is also launching a new service to Eastern Europe from its Munich hub. As
of April 22nd, it will serve St. Petersburg daily with an Airbus A319. Flights will
depart from Munich at 11.15 hrs. The return flight will leave St. Petersburg at
17.05 hrs.


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