Lufthansa is set to return to Calgary from Frankfurt. The flight will be operated in cooperation with Eurowings and will operate on a seasonal basis from the start of June onwards.
Lufthansa currently flies to four destinations in Canada from its Frankfurt hub. These are Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. However, this summer that number will increase to five thanks to a new flight being offered in cooperation with Eurowings. The new service will connect the popular Canadian tourist destination to Lufthansa’s route network on a seasonal basis once it launches towards the start of this summer.
What are the flight details?
As mentioned, the new connection to Calgary will launch on the 1st of June 2020. Once in motion, the flight will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 four times per week. In fact, flights will depart from Frankfurt on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. They will operate to the following schedule:
- LH5452 will depart from Frankfurt (FRA) at 09:50. Following its transatlantic journey, the aircraft will touch down in Canada’s Calgary (YYC) at 11:55.
- The aircraft will then remain on the ground for 1-hour and 20-minutes.
- LH5453 will depart from Calgary for its return flight at 13:45. Following the return flight, the Airbus A330-200 will touch back down in Frankfurt at 07:20 the next morning.
A Eurowings aircraft?
The only Airbus A330-200 aircraft in the Lufthansa Group fleet are painted in the Eurowings or Brussels Airlines liveries according to Planespotters. This is where Eurowings comes into the equation, as its aircraft will likely be used for the flight.
According to Lufthansa, the aircraft will have three classes of seating with a total of 270 seats on board. Interestingly Eurowings only shows a seating plan for the Airbus A330-200 with two classes of seating, Economy and Best. Lufthansa, however, has said that it will sell economy, premium economy, and business tickets for the flight.
Expanding its Canadian connections
Canada appears to be a key destination for the Lufthansa group. In fact, when it launches later this year the new flight will increase Lufthansa’s connections to Canada. Currently, the airline has four routes to the North American country from Frankfurt. Additionally, Germany’s flag carrier flies to Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver from its second aircraft base in Munich.
However, this isn’t where Lufthansa’s Canada flight options end. The airline also has a joint venture with Air Canada, and already sells tickets from Frankfurt to Calgary on a codeshare basis. Meanwhile, other airlines in the Lufthansa group also fly to Canada from their respective hubs. These airlines are Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Edelweiss, and SWISS.
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