Friday, October 13, 2006

Lufthansa to fly to Kolkata from December 2006

Lufthansa is further expanding its global network. In the forthcoming winter season, it will offer flights to a total of 183 destinations in 78 countries Available capacity across the network will be increased by 3.3 per cent. European services will grow by 6.0 per cent, long-haul services by 2.2 per cent. Lufthansa passengers will thus have a choice of 12,908 flights per week. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is a new destination in the long-haul network, while additional flights will be offered to San Francisco and São Paulo.
Kolkata is Lufthansa’s sixth destination in India. From 1 December 2006, Lufthansa passengers will be able to fly non-stop to Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, for the first time. The new service will operate thrice weekly from Frankfurt. With 88 flights a week, it offers more connections between Europe and India than any other airline.
12/10/06 (Pressemitteilung), Germany