Lufthansa reveals EURO 2008 plans

Lufthansa will be the only European airline to fly to all the EURO 2008 venues.A total of 31 European Cup games will be played in Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Basle, Zurich, Berne and Geneva between 7 and 29 June 2008. Lufthansa has designated Munich as its “football hub”. The German flag carrier will link its hub in Southern Germany with all the venues in Switzerland and Austria and thus offer its customers and football lovers throughout the world convenient, fast connections to the individual matches.

A number of new services will be added to the summer timetable. From 5 to 20 June 2008, Salzburg and Innsbruck will be served twice daily from Munich. With five flights a day to Vienna, the city will be within easy reach of Munich for football fans. A further four daily flights to Vienna will operated on a codeshare basis with Austrian Airlines. On 30 March Lufthansa, will launch a new thrice-daily service to the Austrian city of Klagenfurt, offering one of the fastest connections to the region of Carinthia.

During EURO 2008, Lufthansa will offer up to 21 flights a day between Munich and Switzerland. Zurich will be served six times daily by Lufthansa. In addition, there will be four SWISS flights a day from Munich to Zurich. Basle is only 75 minutes away from Munich and can be reached conveniently six times a day. Three daily flights will link the Bavarian capital with Berne, while football enthusiasts travelling to Geneva will have a choice of six flights per day.

Lufthansa also offers regular, non-stop flights to most of the EURO 2008 venues from other German airports such as Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Hamburg.