East Meadow, NY, August 27, 2008 — Lufthansa today announced it is further extending its network to and from Florida with the addition of three-cabin Airbus A340-300 service to Düsseldorf beginning October 26, 2008. The new seasonal route will offer travellers convenient 35-minute connections to more than 50 popular European destinations through Düsseldorf’s boutique-style airport, which will also feature Lufthansa’s newly opened 8,000+ square foot Senator Lounge and nearly 12,000 square foot Business Lounge.
“Düsseldorf offers an escape from the pressures of many of the larger European airports. It’s a smaller, faster, less complex boutique style of traveling,” said Jens Bischof, Lufthansa’s Vice President, The Americas. “The new route perfectly complements our existing three-cabin service from Miami to Frankfurt, and newly launched Orlando-Frankfurt route.”
Lufthansa Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber will lead a delegation of media, corporations and partners from Düsseldorf to Miami, arriving with inaugural flight LH 466 at 5:30 pm local time on October 26th. Flight LH 467 to Düsseldorf will depart Miami at 7:20 pm and arrive in Düsseldorf at 9:15 am local time the next day. The A340-300 aircraft will feature eight First Class seats, 48 lie-flat Business Class seats and 165 Economy Class seats on top of the current 330 seats offered daily between Miami and Frankfurt, for a new total of 551 daily seats.
To celebrate the new route between “The Magic City” and the popular capital of North Rhine Westphalia, Lufthansa is offering a special introductory roundtrip fare of $550 (including fuel surcharges, excluding taxes and fees). The fare is available for departures between October 26 and December 11, with all travel completed between November 2 and January 10. Tickets can be booked at www.lufthansa.com <http://www.lufthansa.com/> before September 4th.
In order to offer the most convenient departure, arrival, and transit times, Lufthansa’s network planners and sales specialists have optimized the trans-Atlantic flight schedules in close cooperation with customers and Düsseldorf airport. Connections include flights to Barcelona, Milan, Moscow, Paris and Rome.
The New Connection at a Glance
Timezone (Summer) Düsseldorf International Airport
(local time) NEW starting October 26, 2008 (inaugural flight)
Daily (except Tuesdays)
LH467 Miami: 7:20pm – Düsseldorf 9:15am (next day)
LH466 Düsseldorf: 12:05pm – Miami 5:30pm
(average) Miami – Düsseldorf: 8 hours 55 minutes
Düsseldorf – Miami: 10 hours 25 minutes
Distance 4,714 Miles / 7,586 km
Type of aircraft Airbus A340-300
Seat configuration First Class 8 seats
Business Class 48 seats
Economy Class 165 seats
flights to/from Florida
(winter schedule 2008/09) LH463 Miami: 4:05pm – Frankfurt 6:50am (next day)
LH462 Frankfurt: 9:55am – Miami 2:05pm
LH465 Orlando: 8:30pm – Frankfurt 11:25am (next day)
LH464 Frankfurt: 1:55pm – Orlando 6:30pm
One of the world’s largest airlines, Lufthansa flies to some 207 destinations in 81 countries. Together with its partners, Lufthansa serves 416 destinations in more than 98 countries worldwide. Lufthansa operates one of the most extensive trans-Atlantic route networks, with 250 weekly flights from its 22 North American gateways. With 15 aircraft on order, Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the fuel-efficient Airbus A380. It is also the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, with first deliveries in 2010. Currently, Lufthansa has 170 aircraft worth more than $20 billion USD on order.