Lufthansa starts operating to Rio next winter
Lufthansa will re-launch a non-stop service from Frankfurt Rio de Janeiro on 30 October 2011.
Flights on this new route (LH 500 and LH 501) will be operated five times weekly with an Airbus A340 configured with 221 seats in a three-class layout (First, Business and Economy).
“South America, with its dynamic economy, is one of the most important growth markets for Lufthansa,” says Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech, Vice President Hub Development and Capacity Management Frankfurt, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. “With the launch of the new service to Rio de Janeiro, Lufthansa will be adding a key destination, which is popular among businesspeople and leisure travellers alike, to its route network. Lufthansa is now significantly expanding its services to the region and from next winter will offer 76 flights per week to five destinations in South America. That compares with 42 flights to three destinations in 2007.”
Lufthansa is no newcomer to Rio de Janeiro. Germany’s largest airline has serviced the metropolis already since 1956 until 2005.