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Lufthansa Launches New Route from Montreal to Frankfurt

Lufthansa launches flights from its main hub to Quebec's largest city

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/14 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

Today Lufthansa expanded its long-haul services from Montreal to include its Frankfurt hub. The new service will connect travellers from Quebec's most-populated city directly to Frankfurt, the largest financial centre in continental Europe, during the busy summer travel season, running from May 16 - October 12. The non-stop flights will operate five times a week, from Tuesdays to Fridays, as well as on Sundays, using an Airbus A340-300 and A330-300 aircraft in a Business and Economy Class configuration.

"Lufthansa is very pleased to offer Quebec travellers access to a second destination in Europe, offering them increased access to more than 450 destinations in 116 countries," Hans DeHaan, Director, Lufthansa Group Canada said. "This reflects Lufthansa's commitment to the Canadian market and the high level of demand we are seeing here." Lufthansa already operates daily non-stop flights between Munich and Montreal. As well, partner airline, SWISS, offers six services a week to its hub in Zurich.

Whether Montreal travellers are looking for fast, easy connections or stopping over for business or leisure, Frankfurt has much to offer. It is the most international city in Germany and the largest financial centre on the continent. It is the city of coronations of emperors and offers many local attractions for tourists boasting over 13 different museums devoted to the arts. The Lufthansa Global Hub in Frankfurt offers a broad range of connectivity options for travel to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Russia.

In addition to this new service starting on May 16th, 2014, Lufthansa will also be launching a new route from Toronto to Munich, set to depart on June 5.

Flight LH 479 will depart Montreal at 5:15 p.m. and arrive in Germany the next morning at 6:30 a.m. The return flight LH 478 is scheduled to depart from Frankfurt in the early afternoon (1.35 p.m.) and reach Montreal at 3:40 p.m. local time. This will enable passengers travelling through Montreal to connect to the network of Lufthansa's Star Alliance partner, Air Canada.

Bookings for the new non-stop service can be made now via Lufthansa's official site at www.LH.com or through the Lufthansa call centre by phoning 1 800 563-5954. Customers can also book their flights through Lufthansa travel agency partners or at Lufthansa ticket counters at airports.

The new route at a glance:

Frankfurt - Montreal

Airports/                     Frankfurt Terminal 1(FRA); UTC + 2 hours
Three-letter-code/            Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International
                              Airport (YUL); UTC - 4 hours
Time zone

Schedule                      NEW from May 16 to October 12, 2014

(all times are local times)   Flight Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
                              Friday, Sunday;

                              LH 478 Frankfurt 13:30 hrs - Montreal15:35 hrs
                              LH 479 Montreal 17:10 hrs - Frankfurt 6:25 hrs
                              (+1 day)

Flight duration               Frankfurt - Montreal: 8 hours 05 minutes
(on average)                  Montreal - Frankfurt: 7 hours 15 minutes

Distance                      5,841 km / 3,630 miles

Aircraft type                 Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 or A330-300

Seating                       A330-300 - 221 seats (56 Business Class/165
                              Economy Class);
capacity                      A340-300 - 267 seats (42 Business Class/ 225
                              Economy Class)

About Lufthansa

One of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa currently flies to 253 destinations in 103 countries, with hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, and with the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS - Vienna, Brussels and Zurich. From its 20 North American gateways, Lufthansa - recently voted by Fortune as one of the five most admired airlines in the world - and its partners serve over 450 destinations in more than 120 countries. An industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleet in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-400 and the 747-8, as well as the Airbus A330, A340 and A380. Currently, Lufthansa Group has 261 new aircraft worth EUR 32 billion on order to be delivered between 2014 until 2025. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, the industries' two most fuel-efficient passenger aircraft. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues its $150 million program earmarked for building new or upgrading existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network and will spend more than $3.6 billion in new onboard products and services by 2015. In 2010, Lufthansa re-launched its broadband wireless Internet service onboard, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit www.LH.com.

About Frankfurt Airport

One of the world's most important airports, Frankfurt is the home base for Lufthansa German Airlines and the Star Alliance and is served by a long roster of other airlines from all over the globe. Frankfurt is also intermodally linked, making it one of Europe's most important transportation hubs. One hundred and seven airlines offer roughly 4.790 direct flights a week to 295 destinations in 107 countries.

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