In contrast to last year, Lufthansa is slightly expanding its winter timetable. After scaling back capacity this time last autumn, the airline is now boosting frequencies on some intercontinental and European routes, particularly to and from Munich and Frankfurt. With the introduction of the 2002/2003 winter timetable on 27 October, Lufthansa will increase its available capacity by 13 per cent compared to the 2001/02 winter timetable, bringing its total flight offering almost up to the level of winter 2001/2001. Lufthansa has also added a new long-haul destination to its network: with the new service to the Nigerian capital Abuja, Lufthansa will fly to a total of 317 cities in 86 countries.
This winter, flights to Cairo will be resumed from Munich, Lufthansa`s second hub. The Egyptian capital will then be served four times a week by an Airbus A319. Globetrotters seeking to escape from Europe`s winter gloom will be able to fly direct from Munich and enjoy the summer in South Africa. A Lufthansa Airbus A340 will serve Johannesburg five times a week. Passengers to Shanghai will also have a greater choice of travel dates with the addition of a fourth weekday flight, on Mondays.
Lufthansa is also expanding services from Munich to a number of European destinations. From October 27, it will offer six more flights a week to Amsterdam, bringing to 39 the number of connections per week to the city. On domestic routes, Lufthansa is boosting services from Munich, Frequencies to Düsseldorf, for example, are being raised by ten to a total of 97 flights a week.
Lufthansa is adding a new long-haul destination to its winter timetable. Abuja, the Nigerian capital, will be served twice a week from Frankfurt by an Airbus A340, with a stopover in Lagos. Flights are being resumed to the Yemeni capital Sanaa from the beginning of December. The twice-weekly service to the Arabian peninsula will include a stopover in Cairo. In response to growing demand, Lufthansa will operate a Boeing 747 service ex Frankfurt to Dubai from the end of November, replacing the former Airbus A340 service on this route. By switching to a B747 Lufthansa can offer 140 more seats per flight.
In its European network, Lufthansa is boosting flights from Frankfurt, particularly to Paris and Geneva. With seven additional frequencies as of 18 November, passengers will have a choice of 70 flights a week to the French capital. From December six more flights will be operated to Geneva, bringing to 54 the number of weekly connections to that city.
The extended winter timetable also provides an enhanced service for passengers flying from other German airports. This winter Lufthansa will increase the number of flights to Barcelona by seven to 28 and raise the number of connections to Brussels by five to 23 flights a week. Services to Zurich will also be expanded to 25 a week with the addition of five extra flights in the winter timetable. Lufthansa is offering 18 more flights a week between Düsseldorf and Berlin, bringing to 58 the number of connections between the two cities.
A further highlight: the successful AIRail service between Stuttgart and Frankfurt launched by Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn and Fraport will also be offered on the high-speed ICE route from Cologne to Frankfurt. From January 2003 this train connection will be fully integrated into Lufthansa`s route network.
More information about these flights is available from the Lufthansa Call Center on 01803-803 803, on the Internet at www.lufthansa.com, at all Lufthansa-designated travel agencies as well as at the Lufthansa ticket counters at airports.