This winter, Lufthansa customers can expect to benefit from additional and expanded services to South
America.From 28 October 2007, when the winter timetable goes into effect, Lufthansa
will operate five non-stop flights per week from Frankfurt to Buenos Aires and will
thus once again be offering a direct connection to Argentina, without a stopover.
“Our customers have expressed a wish for this connection and I am delighted that we
are able to offer it again. Overall, South America is showing strong, dynamic growth
and many large German and European companies have branches there, particularly in
Buenos Aires,” says Karl Ulrich Garnadt, a member of the Board of Lufthansa
Passenger Airlines. “At the same time, this is a clear sign that we aim to further
expand our operations also from our Frankfurt hub.”
With a population of twelve million, Greater Buenos Aires is the largest
metropolitan region in Argentina, and the second-largest in South America as a
whole, after São Paulo. Nearly all of Germany’s blue-chip, DAX-listed companies have
a branch within the catchment area of Buenos Aires.
Lufthansa will operate a Boeing 747-400 in a three-class configuration on the new
route, with the flight numbers LH510/LH511. The scheduled departure time in
Frankfurt is 10.20 hrs, with the return flight from Buenos Aires planned for 21.50
As Lufthansa and SWISS have harmonised their timetables, they can offer passengers
travelling to South America also convenient connections in São Paulo. SWISS flies
daily from Zurich to São Paulo and from there on to Santiago de Chile. Lufthansa
also operates daily services from Frankfurt and Munich to São Paulo, so that
passengers of both airlines can take the SWISS connecting flight from São Paulo to
Santiago de Chile. Likewise, passengers arriving from Chile can fly to any of the
two airlines’ three hubs in Europe.