Lufthansa is boosting its presence in BC by adding a new route to Germany.
The airline is now offering a daily flight between Munich and Vancouver, bringing 15,000 visitors to our province.
“We’re very excited that we have the aircraft available to fly this route,” says Hans De Haan with the airline.
He said this new route is the only international one they’re adding this year.
“There’s always been an under-serving of Vancouver. We’ve flied Vancouver-Frankfurt already for 30 years. There’s a lot more demand, and now we can also connect Vancouver with Munich, which is another one of our hubs, to connect to, basically, the world.”
He says the new route marks 30 years of Lufthansa service here, and complements its Frankfurt-Vancouver flights which began in 1983.
“It’s also very close to other parts of Europe that you can connect to very quickly. Of course, we have the famous Oktoberfest, which actually happens in September… that alone is worth a visit to Munich.”
De Haan adds Europeans love to visit BC. “You can’t beat the nature. A lot of these tourists are coming in, renting motorhomes, and they are exploring everything that is beautiful about BC.”
Lufthansa is flying an Airbus A330-300 here which offers 165 seats in Economy, 48 in Business and eight in First Class.