Lufthansa is further extending its position in the growth market of Asia with its new summer timetable 2006. With three
additional connections to Shanghai from Frankfurt and two additional flights to Hong
Kong and four to Beijing from Munich, the number of non-stop services offered by the
German carrier is growing to a total of 35 weekly flights to China. The Asia
programme will be rounded off by the inclusion of four additional connections per
week from Frankfurt to Hyderabad.
In addition, Lufthansa will in future be serving the Frankfurt - Doha route itself
and offers three weekly services to the capital of Qatar. After around seven hours
flying time, the modern Airbus A340 will land in the Emirate via Kuwait.
Lufthansa’s position as network airline strengthened with
187 destinations in 79 countries: that is what Lufthansa is offering its passengers
with its summer timetable 2006. That means 13,026 weekly flights. Overall Lufthansa
will thus register a moderate increase in its capacities of 1.3 percent compared
with the summer timetable 2005. In long-haul traffic, capacity to and from Asia will
increase by two percent, in the Africa/Middle East region the increase will be 1.2
percent. The capacity for North America will be stable and will increase by 0.4
percent. As a result, the total seats offered by Lufthansa in the intercontinental
traffic will remain at the previous year’s level. The offer in European and German
traffic will grow by 4.6 percent.
From its Munich hub, Lufthansa is increasing its offer of flights, in particular on
the Asian routes and, as a result, significantly improving the quality it offers its
passengers. In addition to the existing destinations, Delhi, Hong Kong, Montreal,
Beijing and Teheran will now also be served daily in summer. The number of Lufthansa
long-haul flights offered from Munich will thus increase by ten percent compared
with the summer timetable 2005.
From Frankfurt there will be two flights a day to Boston, Washington, Chicago and
Los Angeles on the summer timetable, Portland will have one daily flight and
passengers to New York have the choice between four daily departures.
Business travellers and nature-lovers on their way to Canada will now have the
possibility of flying from Frankfurt to Vancouver seven times a week.
Strong in continental traffic with attractive destinations during the summer travel season
In inner-European air traffic, the Lufthansa timetable offers variety with several
attractive sunshine destinations which will be served during the summer travel
season. There will be two flights a week from Munich to Cagliari and Olbia in
Sardinia. Oporto and Rimini will attract passengers twice a week. Passengers from
Frankfurt will also have more choice with additional flights Prague, Paris, Nice and
Venice; there will also be weekly flights from Munich to Bordeaux, Genoa (as of 2nd
May), Poznan, Trieste and Toulouse.
Since 9th January, Lufthansa customers have already enjoyed 60 weekly new
connections on the routes from Düsseldorf to Barcelona, Birmingham, London, Milan,
Manchester, Lyon, Rome and Stockholm. Nice, Madrid and Venice are new additions to
the Lufthansa timetable.
The offer of flights from Stuttgart will also be extended. Passengers now have even
more flexible possibilities non-stop to Bilbao, Paris and London.
Lufthansa offers fans of German seaside resorts a special service. The slogan used
by Lufthansa in the twenties “Fliegt in den Bäder” (Fly to the Seaside Resorts) will
be revived: the airline will now offer a service to Westerland on Sylt twice a week,
not only from Hamburg but also from Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf.