In September, Lufthansa will start flying to Sibiu (formerly known as Hermannstadt),
making it the third city in Romania after Bucharest and Timisoara to be served by
the airline direct from Munich.The new destination is the latest addition to
Lufthansa’s expanding network in Eastern Europe. This autumn, Lufthansa will operate
360 flights per week to 22 destinations in Eastern Europe. From 1 September, Sibiu
will be served five times a week by a Dash 8-300. With the introduction of the
winter timetable on 28 October, a daily service will be operated. “Sibiu is one of
the fastest-growing markets in Romania. For business travellers, Lufthansa is thus
offering another direct flight to an important growth region in Eastern Europe,”
says Thomas Klühr, Group Representative and Head of Hub Management Munich.
With its extended catchment area, the Transylvanian city of Sibiu has a population
of more than five million. Since Romania joined the European Union in 2007, its
economy has expanded significantly. Romania’s conducts most of its foreign trade
with the European Union, Germany being the largest trading partner of Transylvania.
About 15,000 companies with German investment have been set up in this region,
including numerous firms in the engineering and plant manufacturing sector, the
textile industry, the construction industry and the chemical and pharmaceutical
sector. Sibiu is also a major tourist attraction: the mediaeval city in the
foothills of the Southern Carpathian Mountains is one of the two European Capitals
of Culture in 2007.