Effective June 5, 2000, Air Canada and Lufthansa German Airlines will commence daily non-stop service between Toronto and Munich. Flights on the new route will be operated with Air Canada wide body Boeing 767-200 aircraft featuring the airline`s acclaimed Executive First and Hospitality service.
“We are delighted to now offer our customers seven daily non-stop services between Canada and Germany in cooperation with our Star Alliance partner, Lufthansa,” said Air Canada Vice President Marketing, Danielle Poudrette. “With this new service, we are building on the tremendous success of our Toronto-Frankfurt flights and will provide our customers with more choice for onward connections to over 20 key European destinations.”
Air Canada and Lufthansa will be undertaking the Toronto-Munich route as a joint venture. Both airlines equally share operating costs and revenues from the route.
Flights have been timed to ensure maximum convenience and flexibility for international travellers, as well as the best possible choice of connecting flights to numerous destinations at the airlines` hubs.
“Munich is Lufthansa`s second largest hub. And as service to Munich continues to grow, so does our service through Munich to the rest of Europe and beyond,” said Uwe Hinrichs, Vice President, North America, Lufthansa German Airlines. “Now travellers from all over Canada can benefit from the connectivity offered by both our European hubs.”
Air Canada flight AC846 (LH6845) will leave Toronto at 1925 and will arrive in Munich at 0930. From Munich, flight AC847 (LH6844) will depart at 1145 and will arrive in Toronto at 1440.
Tickets will be available for sale beginning February 10, 2000. Air Canada Aeroplan members and Lufthansa Miles & More members will enjoy the usual Star Alliance benefits, including reciprocal qualifying bonus mileage accumulation and redemption.