Lufthansa launching new route from Munich to Vancouver


Lufthansa is expanding its long-haul services from its Munich hub and next year, for the first time, the airline will offer a non-stop flight from Munich to Vancouver. Beginning May 16, 2013, the new route to the largest city in British Columbia will be served daily with an Airbus A330. The service will complement Lufthansa’s daily flights from Frankfurt to this vibrant metropolis on Canada’s Pacific coast.

“We are delighted to be able to offer our customers another destination in North America. Vancouver is an attractive destination for business and leisure travelers,” said Thomas Klühr, member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Munich and Direct Services. Next summer, Lufthansa will serve ten major cities in North America non-stop from its Munich base.

Vancouver – with a population of 2.3 million – is the largest city in Western Canada. A major centre for trade and commerce, it is also Canada’s largest seaport and is home to the headquarters of many forestry and mining companies. Numerous IT companies have settled in the surrounding region. In addition, Vancouver is a popular tourist and holiday destination and boasts a wide range of sights and attractions.

"Adding a daily Vancouver-Munich service offers the British Columbian traveler a second global hub for travel to Germany, Europe and beyond using this award-wining airport in the Bavarian capital," added Hans DeHaan, Director Canada for the Lufthansa Group.

Bookings for the new non-stop service can be made now via the Internet at www.lufthansa.com. Customers can also book their flights through Lufthansa travel agency partners or at Lufthansa sales counters at airports.

Source: www.lufthansa.com