Lufthansa Announces Flights To Ottawa From Frankfurt

Lufthansa has announced its latest new route. The German flag carrier will begin flights between Frankfurt and Ottawa in May 2020. The new route will become Lufthansa’s fourth destination in Canada.

Lufthansa Ottawa to Frankfurt
Lufthansa is to operate a new route to Ottawa from Frankfurt. Photo: Lufthansa

Airline schedules are always adapting. While one new route may be opening, another route may be closing down. The frequency of a route could change, so could the aircraft used to fly the route. In line with this, Lufthansa is set to open a new route to Canada next year. The German flag carrier will fly to Ottawa from the 16th of May 2020, which will see the airline serving four Canadian destinations.

Five times a week

Lufthansa’s new Ottawa route will operate five days per week. This will see flights departing from Lufthansa’s main hub in Frankfurt to the following schedule:

  • LH472 will depart from Frankfurt at 13:45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The flight is scheduled to touch down in Ottawa, Canada at around 16:05 local time.
  • After an hour and 45-minutes on Canadian soil, the aircraft will have completed its turnaround. At 17:50 flight LH473 will depart from Ottawa. It is expected to arrive in Frankfurt at 07:15 the next day.
Lufthansa, Ottawa, Frankfurt
The city will be Lufthansa’s fourth in Canada. Photo: GCMaps

Ready, steady, book!

If the route from Frankfurt to Ottawa sounds like your cup of tea, I’m afraid a little bit of patience is required. Tickets for the new route aren’t quite on sale. They are due to go on sale tomorrow, the 11th of September 2019. Lufthansa hasn’t indicated a time, meaning flights could go on sale at midnight Central European Time.

Lufthansa will utilize an Airbus A340-300 for the hop between Frankfurt and Ottawa. This four engined aircraft carries a maximum of 279 passengers across three classes. Missing first class, the A340-300 seats passengers in premium economy, economy, and business. Lufthansa’s new Boeing 777X aircraft will be delivered without a first-class cabin also.

Lufthansa, Ottawa, Frankfurt
The new route to Ottawa will launch in May 2020. Image by Aurore Duwez from Pixabay

Fourth Canadian route

Ottawa will be the fourth city in Canada to be served by Lufthansa. Indeed, the full-service carrier currently also flies to Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver from Frankfurt and Munich. It makes sense for Lufthansa to launch its service from Frankfurt, the aviation capital of Germany. However, the airline also has a large presence at Munich airport.

Lufthansa states that a joint partnership with Air Canada along with the rest of the Lufthansa Group, will “offer a range of options to fly to Canada.”

Will you use Lufthansa’s new service from Frankfurt to Ottawa? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!