| The Lufthansa Airlines has announced it will add flights to China in its summer schedule, effective from 26 March 2006.
"Lufthansa sees China as one of the regions with the strongest growth potential in its global network. In particular, we are seeing consistent growth in China routes. We have added flights to these strategic destinations to further strengthen our position as the leading European carrier to the region," said Uwe Mueller, Lufthansa vice president of Asia and Pacific.
One major highlight of the new schedule is the double daily services linking Munich and Frankfurt to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, three major Chinese cities.
The addition includes four flights to offer daily service between Beijing and Munich, two flights to offer daily service between Hong Kong and Munich and three flights to offer ten flights in a week between Shanghai and Frankfurt,
Lufthansa continues to provide daily Guangzhou to Frankfurt services. The changes will enable Lufthansa to operate 38 weekly flights to the Chinese mainland and double daily services to Hong Kong, a total of 52 flights per week. In the new summer schedule, the number of weekly flights offered by Lufthansa to and from the Asia-Pacific will grow to 163 flights a week to and from 19 destinations in 10 countries.
(Xinhua News Agency Feb 22, 2006)