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Lufthansa increases offerings for winter

The Local · 18 Oct 2010, 14:14

Published: 18 Oct 2010 14:14 GMT+02:00

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More than 12,200 flights per week – 3.5 percent more than the previous schedule – will be available to passengers, who will also enjoy 9.1 percent more seats, Lufthansa announced.

“Above all the new, larger regional planes, along with our new flagship (Airbus) A380 are contributing to the growth in capacity,” Lufthansa board member Karl Ulrich Garnadt said.

Planes will also be taking off and landing at their destinations more frequently, the airline said.

Three new destinations include Bogota (Colombia), Pointe-Noire (Republic of the Congo) and Luxemburg – making a total of 197 in 85 countries.

The new winter flight plan will be valid from October 31 to March 2011.

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Lufthansa subsidiaries Austrian Airlines, bmi, Brussels Airlines und Swiss International Air Lines will also offer new destinations and flight times beginning on the same day, taking total offerings to 258 destinations in 107 countries, the airline added.


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Your comments about this article

23:21 October 18, 2010 by Landmine
So will your luggage also be lost 10% less than they already loose?
00:53 October 19, 2010 by DinhoPilot
Congo? Why da hell would anyone one go to Congo now? Aren't they killing people there?! Weird new destinations, especially when we are talking about immigration problems...
07:12 October 19, 2010 by 1FCK_1FCK
More seats? Great! Even less room for passengers, as I'm pretty sure they aren't going to make the planes just a little bit larger. Tossers, indeed.
09:42 October 19, 2010 by freechoice
They are still fighting the drug wars in Bogota...no?
14:25 October 19, 2010 by venkyfra
another one...

It is 'Luxembourg' not 'Luxemburg'!!

There are 2 Luxemburg in USA and they dont have any airport.

So LH cant fly there.. :)
13:11 October 20, 2010 by moistvelvet
"More seats? Great! Even less room for passengers, as I'm pretty sure they aren't going to make the planes just a little bit larger. Tossers, indeed."


@1FCK_1FCK, perhaps it is a form of keyboard torrets or perhaps you missed the part where it said "new, larger regional planes, along with our new flagship (Airbus) A380", i.e. they aren't making planes larger, they are using larger planes which will obviously result in more seats if they keep the legroom the same.

But Bogota or the Congo aren't exactly winter destinations that spring to my mind, although I'm sure they've done their market research.
13:03 October 21, 2010 by storymann
I find Lufthansa a good airlines, compared to Delta/Air France...they are exceptional.I often pay more to fly with them.
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