Further expansion of the global network of routes Lufthansa
Lufthansa increases number of flights to the South American area. With the entry into force on 31 October the winter schedule 2010/2011 airline will resume flights to the capital of Colombia – the city of Bogotá. Planned 5 flights a week between Frankfurt and Bogotá, which will be implemented on aircraft Airbus A340. Until 2002, Lufthansa flights to Bogota, located in the northwestern part of South America. With the resumption of flights in this area passengers will be offered a total of 60 flights per week to destinations in South America.
In addition, at September 30, 2010 scheduled to start flights on Lufthansa’s new route between Munich and Baghdad. From that day on the Boeing 737 of the Swiss carrier PrivatAir, conducting flights for Lufthansa, will be four times per week to carry out flights to the capital of Iraq. At the beginning of 2010 Lufthansa resumed flights to Iraq after decades of interruption. Since April 25 four times a week the flight from Frankfurt to Erbil, a city in northern Iraq.
“We are pleased to offer our passengers even more opportunities to travel throughout the vast network of trails through both our Lufthansa hubs in Frankfurt and Munich,” – said Ronald Schultz, Regional Director of Lufthansa in Russia and CIS. We are witnessing the rise of Iraq, which Baghdad does an increasingly important also for foreign companies. Colombia also belongs to the growing markets of South America, and Bogota is our fourth direction in the region after Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Caracas “, – he added.
With a population of about seven million people, the capital of Colombia, Bogota is one of the most important industrial and financial centers in Latin America. More than 700 international companies doing business in this city, conveniently located in the heart of the country. Bogota is a popular tourist destination because of its historical center, as well as rich and varied cultural life. Due to its geographical position and set for connecting flights to neighboring countries, Bogota, also is an important transportation hub for the countries located in the Andes, such as Ecuador and Peru. Situated at an altitude of about 2600 meters above sea level, Bogotá is one of the most highly placed city in the world.