This summer time, the Lufthansa Group Airways will function some 200 flights per week from Greece, it was introduced on Monday throughout a press convention in Athens.
The Group’s corporations — Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airways, Brussels Airways, Eurowings and Edelweiss — will supply 19 each day flights from Greece. In addition to each day flights to Athens and Thessaloniki, the summer time schedule contains leisure routes to the Greek locations of Heraklion, Rhodes, Zakynthos, Mykonos, Kos and Kavala.
Lufthansa’s 2016 summer time schedule may also carry new companies to Santorini and Corfu. The 2 Greek islands will every take pleasure in one weekly flight to Munich.
“The Lufthansa Group has developed robust hyperlinks with the Greek enterprise and tourism trade and we’re proud that one in every of our greatest, native skills has taken the reins of the corporate, right here in Athens,” stated Tamur Goudarzi-Pour, vice chairman of Gross sales & Providers for Southeast Europe, Africa and the Center East, whereas introducing Konstantinos Tzevelekos, Lufthansa’s new normal supervisor for Greece and Cyprus. That is the primary time Lufthansa has positioned an government of Greek origin on this place.
“It’s my honor to handle the dynamic group of Athens, which affords our passengers in Greece and Cyprus all kinds of journey choices”, Mr. Tzevelekos stated.
“The Lufthansa Group has the richest vacation spot portfolio worldwide. By means of our hubs and Star Alliance companions, our prospects can journey from Alta in Norway to Cape City in South Africa, and from Anchorage in Alaska to Auckland in New Zealand”, he stated.
Throughout summer time 2016, the airways of the Lufthansa Group will supply over 23,140 weekly flights. Through their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels hubs, and likewise with quite a few point-to-point connections, the Group’s airways will serve 316 locations in 101 nations (in comparison with 321 locations in 103 nations in Summer season 2015).
“Along with our personal flights, we provide greater than 18,000 flights weekly by means of codeshare partnerships, guaranteeing native markets worldwide protection,” Mr. Tzevelekos famous.
Furthermore, throughout the final six months, Lufthansa has strengthened its community of locations within the so-called unique locations, amongst them Tampa in Florida, Mauritius within the Indian Ocean, Malé within the Maldives and Porto in Portugal.
In line with Mr. Tzevelekos, Lufthansa’s two new routes to Panama and San Jose in California are essential for the Greek market.
The 2016 summer time schedules of all of the member airways of the Lufthansa Group will probably be legitimate till October 29.
Through the press convention, reference was additionally made to the Lufthansa Group’s fleet renewal program. The Group has over 260 plane on order for supply till 2025 value 36 billion euros at checklist worth. These embody Airbus A320neos, Boeing 777-9x and Airbus A350s.
Moreover, the Group has invested within the new Satellite tv for pc Terminal, an extension of Terminal 2 at Munich Airport and which is predicted to launch in late April. The brand new construction will develop annual capability by 11 million passengers yearly and supply Lufthansa and its Star Alliance companions a further 52 gates and 27 new plane park positions.
The Group additionally continues to spend money on offering WiFi connection in plane of small and medium distances.
In 2015, the Lufthansa Group generated worldwide passenger income of some 32 billion euros.