Lufthansa has launched a new, non-stop service between Frankfurt, Germany and San Jose, California.
Flight LH 488 departs from Frankfurt at 10:50 local time, and is scheduled to arrive at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose at 13:40 local time.
Eastbound flight LH 489 will leave San Jose at 15:20 local time, and is due to land in Frankfurt at 11:15 local time the following day.
“San Jose is an emerging aviation market in the United States.
“Adding another California gateway to our already popular San Francisco route made complete sense due to the growing business environment in the region and the innovative spirit that is deeply entrenched in Silicon Valley, and which aligns with the Lufthansa Group’s brand values,” said Juergen Siebenrock, vice president, The Americas, Lufthansa Group.
“Passengers traveling from this new gateway will now be able to experience the quality service and premium products that Lufthansa offers, including our brand new Premium Economy Class that has 50 percent more legroom, a wider seat for comfort and relaxation, as well as an elevated experience overall.”
Lufthansa will be operating a five-times-weekly service on the new route all year round.
“We are proud to celebrate the launch of nonstop service between San Jose and Frankfurt, two technological and economic powerhouses that generate incredible demand from both business and leisure travellers,” said San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo.
“This flight will help promote trade, investment and economic growth in both of our high-tech regions, and I’d like to thank Lufthansa for creating this direct connection from Silicon Valley to continental Europe.”