MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – Oct. 4, 2010) – Announced today, Lufthansa now offers year-round direct Montreal-Munich service beginning October 2010. Demand for year-round access to this important European hub from Montreal has led to the expansion of Lufthansa’s previous seasonal (summer) service.
Lufthansa will operate five flights a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday – in the winter season, and daily flights in the summer. Flight LH 475 will depart Montreal at 8:20 pm arriving in Munich the next day at 9:55 am local time. Flight LH 474 will depart Munich at 3:40 pm with arrival in Montreal at 6:30 pm. The flights will operate with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 221 seats (8 in First Class, 48 in Business Class and 165 in Economy Class).
“Lufthansa is the only airline offering nonstop service between Montreal and the Bavarian capital, with convenient connections to 117 onward destinations in 44 countries. This year alone, six new cities were added to the vast Munich network including Bursa/Turkey, Riyadh/Saudi Arabia, Rostock/Germany, Tallinn/Estonia, Taschkent/Uzbekistan and Zadar/Croatia,” said Lars Koeplin, newly appointed regional director for Lufthansa in Canada.
The expanded schedule complements the nonstop, year-round Montreal-Frankfurt code share service available via Air Canada, providing travellers in eastern Canada with direct access to two global hubs. Together, they offer Canadian travellers connections to more than 200 destinations in 82 European, Middle East, African and Asian countries.
To kick-off the expanded service, Lufthansa is offering discounted fares to 31 cities in Europe, starting at CAD 250 to Munich (one-way, based on a roundtrip purchase, excluding taxes and fees). The fall Europe promotion is available for sale until October 13, 2010. Check lufthansa.com for details or your nearest travel agent.
This year, for the fifth consecutive time, an annual survey conducted with ten million passengers by Skytrax ranked Munich Airport, Lufthansa’s southern hub, as the top passenger airport in Europe, and third worldwide.
In Munich Airport, Terminal 2 is the exclusive home to Lufthansa and other Star Alliance members. The terminal’s special design enables travellers to catch connecting flights in as little as 30 minutes. For passengers with more time to spare, Terminal 2 boasts more than 100 retail outlets and 20 restaurants offering cuisine ranging from upscale international dining to fast food. More than 80 check-in machines, including several with an integrated baggage drop-off function, speed up the check-in process, and WiFi access is available throughout the terminal.
Lufthansa’s First Class Lounge was recently upgraded as part of the airline’s CAD 200 million investment in lounges worldwide. An integrated passport control enables passengers to change floors directly within the lounge for departures, arrivals or transit, thereby avoiding long lines and crowds. Special amenities include personal assistants, a luxurious shower area, exclusive quiet zones and comfortable day beds to provide a calm and relaxing environment, as well as limousine service directly to the aircraft when it is parked at a non-gate position.
Business Class passengers have the choice of two lounges conveniently located in the terminals. These spaces feature comfort and bistro areas, work stations with wireless internet access, spacious shower areas, Senator Café with barista bar and an automated Fast Lane access. Unique to Lufthansa’s First and Business Class passengers, as well as Miles & More® status members, is a new Beer Garden lounge which offers Bavarian pretzels and a selection of beer tapped from the barrel, including Munich Airport’s very own brew.
One of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa currently flies to 207 destinations in 82 countries, with hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, and with its recent acquisition of Austrian Airlines and SWISS – Vienna and Zurich. With its partner airlines, Lufthansa offers 14,900 weekly flights to 467 destinations in more than 120 countries. In Canada Lufthansa serves the cities of Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Its long-haul fleet to and from Canada includes the Airbus A340-600, A340-300 and A330-300. An industry innovator, the airline has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating the most technically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleet in the world. Currently, Lufthansa has 146 aircraft worth about CAD 20 billion on order, the second largest order list in the world. In July 2008, Lufthansa became the launch customer for Bombardier’s fuel-efficient, CSeries aircraft, with a firm order for 30 CS100 planes. It will be the largest European operator of the A380 and is also the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, the industries’ two most fuel-efficient passenger aircraft. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa is currently investing CAD 200 million in building new or upgraded lounge facilities across its worldwide network. In late 2010, Lufthansa will re-launch its broadband wireless Internet service onboard, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit www.lufthansa.com.