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Lufthansa launches new long-haul routes from Munich

5th February 2010 Print

This summer Lufthansa will be offering flights from Munich to three new long-haul destinations. From the end of March, Tashkent, Teheran and Miami will be included in the timetable. In addition, services to Cairo, which were launched this winter from Munich, will be extended until 30 May 2010.

“It is important to grasp market opportunities, particularly in economically difficult times, so that we can meet our customers’ requirements and create a solid basis for the long-term expansion of our route network,” says Thomas Klühr, Group Representative and Head of Hub Management Munich.

Lufthansa will begin operating the new service to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, on 28 March 2010. Many renowned multinational concerns have already established bases in the country because it is rich in raw material resources and agricultural produce. Germany is one of Uzbekistan’s principal import partners and is a key trading partner in terms of exports. Tashkent is also an interesting tourist destination. The city is the gateway to the legendary Silk Road.

Lufthansa will serve Tashkent three times a week (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays). On each of those days, flight LH 644 will depart from Munich for Uzbekistan at 20.35 hrs. The route will be flown by a Boeing 737-800, which is currently operated on behalf of Lufthansa by the Swiss business jet operator PrivatAir. This aircraft has 24 seats in Business Class and 84 in Economy Class. Thanks to the spacious cabin interior of the Boeing 737-800, passengers travel in an extremely quiet and relaxed atmosphere. On board the PrivatAir jet, passengers flying Business Class are treated to all the comforts of Lufthansa’s long-haul product. Economy Class passengers also enjoy a number of extra benefits. Due to the lower number of seats, passengers are guaranteed a very individual service, including personal in-seat video monitors. All the seats feature ergonomically designed backrests and additional legroom.

On 29 March, Lufthansa will resume services from Munich to Teheran. A PrivatAir Boeing 737 will be operated under the flight number LH 608. Flights will depart for the Iranian capital four times a week (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) at 20.35 hrs. This flight, with a two-class configuration, will offer all the comforts of Lufthansa’s long-haul product. Germany is one of the leading importers of agricultural goods and industrial products from Iran. For passengers interested in cultural trips, Teheran is a fascinating destination but not the only one worth visiting. The country as a whole has an abundance of historical sites and treasures.

Services to Miami from Munich will also be resumed on 29 March. The “Sunshine State” is an attractive destination – and not only for private travellers. Increasingly, companies in the health care sector and the IT industry are being drawn to the second-largest city in the state of Florida. Flight LH 460, operated by an Airbus A330, will depart from Munich three times a week (on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9.35 hrs. In addition, flights to Cairo will be continued until 30 May 2010. The thrice-weekly service to the Egyptian capital was launched in November 2009 and was originally planned as a winter seasonal service. From 28 March, Cairo will be served four times a week (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays). As before, flights will be operated by a PrivatAir Boeing 737 in a twoclass configuration.

Fares to Miami and Teheran start at 499 euros, while flights to Tashkent are available from 779 euros. These fares apply to return flights in Economy Class and include all taxes, charges and the Lufthansa Ticket Service Charge if the booking is made online at Miles & More members can earn miles on these flights.