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New destinations at Lufthansa summer Timetable 2004

Selamat Datang – Welcome to Malaysia! This warm greeting awaits Lufthansa passengers as of March 2004. With the …

Selamat Datang – Welcome to Malaysia! This warm greeting awaits Lufthansa passengers as of March 2004. With the introduction of the summer timetable on 28 March 2004, Lufthansa will be offering four flights a week to Kuala Lumpur. The service will be operated by a Boeing 747-400 and include a stopover in Bangkok. The key growth markets of the future are in Asia – that`s where it`s all happening. Malaysia is an increasingly important trading partner for many companies. Thanks to its strategic location, Kuala Lumpur has become one of the key international trade and business centres in Asia, which is why we want to offer our passengers even better connections to the region, Wolfgang Mayrhuber, CEO of Lufthansa Group stated.



The new service to Kuala Lumpur will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.



The world`s leading airlines fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which went into operation in 1998. Lufthansa served Kuala Lumpur until the end of the Nineties. Flights were suspended on 31 August 1999 in the wake of the Asia crisis.



Direct flight to the business centre of Guangzhou



As of its summer timetable 2004, Lufthansa will substantially increase its offer of flights for customers from its Munich hub. As early as 1st February, Guangzhou will be on Munich`s flight plan with a flight continuing from Shanghai five times a week. As of 28th March, this connection will then be extended to a daily service operated by an Airbus A340.



The metropolis in Guandong Province, with its ten million inhabitants, is China`s Southern gateway to the world. In terms of its economic importance, Guangzhou is comparable with Beijing or Shanghai.



Daily service from Munich to Charlotte



As of 26th March, the airline will provide a daily service from Munich to Charlotte. Charlotte, the metropolis in the American South, will simultaneously be a special event for Lufthansa.The fact that for the second time a new long-haul destination is served not from Frankfurt but rather from Munich, is an indication that Terminal 2 is continuing its success story as Lufthansa`s second hub.



The new connection with Charlotte opens up a dense network of connections in the USA for customers. As the hub of Lufthansa`s partner US Airways, in particular, Charlotte is a springboard to the Southeast of the USA: Passengers can conveniently and quickly reach a further 15 destinations with code-sharing flights from here. With a population of 500,000, Charlotte is the largest city in the federal state of North Carolina and for years has been regarded as the boom town in the South of the USA. The Bank of America, the USA`s largest bank, has its headquarters in Charlotte, thus making the Southern state metropolis the second-largest financial centre in the United States.



The destination Charlotte is operated by an Airbus A340-300. In the forthcoming summer timetable, from its second hub Lufthansa will be flying to eight cities in North America and will thus depart 55 times a week to the American continent.



Lufthansa for the first time non-stop Munich -Teheran



Next summer, Lufthansa passengers will benefit from an extended programme in the Middle East. As of 1st April, the Iranian capital Teheran will be served directly with flights from the new Terminal 2 in Munich. The destination Teheran is operated by an Airbus A340. With this new destination, Lufthansa meanwhile links seven major Asian cities with Munich.



Lufthansa has already been flying to Teheran from Frankfurt for 45 years and during this period has established itself as the leading European airline. In the coming summer timetable there will be daily flights between Teheran and Frankfurt.



The Munich – Dubai connection, which was on the timetable five times a week this winter, will be continued in summer with three weekly flights. Originally the destination Dubai was planned solely as a winter destination. With the expansion of the offer of flights to Asia and the routes in the Middle East, Munich is increasingly also developing into an international hub for our worldwide Star Alliance customers.



6 daily flights from Athens offer excellent connections to worldwide destinations



With the new Summer Timetable starting on March 28th, 2004, Lufthansa offers now excellent connections to worldwide destinations with three daily flights via Munich and three daily flights via Frankfurt. All six flights are well distributed throughout the day, leaving Athens at 06.00 a.m., 08.30 a.m., 14.00 hrs, 14.30 hrs, 15.45 hrs and 18.00 hrs.

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