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Lufthansa passengers benefit from new connections to Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia and the USA

Bratislava, Canton, Charlotte, Cracow, Danzig, Kuala Lumpur, Lille, Poznan, Tallinn and Tirana, as well as Rostov-on-Don and Ufa – those are the new destinations…

Bratislava, Canton, Charlotte, Cracow, Danzig, Kuala Lumpur, Lille, Poznan, Tallinn and Tirana, as well as Rostov-on-Don and Ufa – those are the new destinations in the Lufthansa summer timetable 2004, which are valid since 28th March 2004. Overall, Lufthansa passengers have a choice between 175 destinations in 75 countries. Together with the code-share flights of the partner airlines, as many as 344 destinations in 91 countries are offered under Lufthansa flight numbers this summer. On the continental traffic Lufthansa has planned a capacity slightly increased compared to 2003. The intercontinental traffic was seriously affected last year by the capacity reductions as a consequence of the Iraq war and the SARS crisis. Due to the revival of long haul traffic Lufthansa will use larger aircrafts such as the A340-600. Capacity of intercontinental traffic will be increased this summer by about 18%.

Extended flight plan to Eastern Europe and Russia

As of this summer, Lufthansa passengers will benefit from a significantly extended programme of flights to Eastern Europe and Russia: with the start of the summer timetable, the connections between Frankfurt and Tallinn are introduced (seven times a week) as well as from Munich to Cracow (14 times a week), Poznan (seven times a week) and Tirana (seven times a week). As of May, from Munich there will be a choice of seven weekly flights to Gdansk as well as 13 flights per week to Bratislava in the Slovakian Republic. With the new summer timetable Lufthansa will increase connections to Poland by 25%.

Starting on May 1st, 2004 Lufthansa is expanding an extensive network of flights to Russia. Three weekly flights from Frankfurt to Rostov-on-Don and to the city of Ufa (subject to government approval) are scheduled. Rostov-on-Don, located in the north Caucasus, will be served by a Canadair Jet, Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan at the Volga, will be served by an Airbus A319.

Due to increased traffic Lufthansa has started operation a daily evening flight from Munich to St. Petersburg. The airline will further expand its service to the Ukraine offering a second daily service from Munich to Kiev.

In total Lufthansa serves with the summer timetable 2004, 138 flights between Germany and Russia/CIS.

Leading position in Asia will be extended

Starting with the summer timetable, Lufthansa passengers connects directly to the important market of India via the southern hub Munich: Lufthansa recently decided to introduce three weekly flights, conditional on approval, from Munich to Delhi. The previous five weekly flights from Munich to Shanghai had been extended to Canton as of 1st February and will be increased to seven flights per week.

The Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur can also be found in the Lufthansa timetable once again, a Lufthansa aircraft already started departing since 17th March from Frankfurt via Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, initially three times, later four times a week. The number of flights from Frankfurt to Bangkok have been increased by four to fourteen weekly frequencies.

Compact route network in North and South America

Charlotte is a new destination in Lufthansa`s US route network. Flights are departing daily from Munich to the financial centre in North Carolina.

Following the successful resumption of flights from Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro in October 2003, Lufthansa continues to offer flights to the metropolis in the shadow of the Sugar Loaf throughout the summer. Seven times a week flights are offered from Frankfurt via Sao Paulo to Rio. Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile are also included in the summer timetable with seven flights per week. Caracas, the fifth Lufthansa destination in South America, is served six times per week.

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