News

Shannon Welcomes First Lufthansa Flight to Frankfurt

Shannon Welcomes First Lufthansa Flight to Frankfurt

Shannon Airport was in celebratory mode at the weekend as Lufthansa commenced scheduled flights for the first time from the airport as its new Frankfurt service took off. The service to the financial capital of continental Europe and one of Germany’s most interesting tourism cities took to the skies on Saturday afternoon and will operate weekly until the end of October.

The Frankfurt service will be a significant boost for tourism in the Shannon region, outbound business and tourism options, as well as offering one-stop connectivity to around 200 destinations worldwide.

Andreas Köster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland and Iceland, Lufthansa Group, said: “Shannon, as the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, is the entry point for one of the most spectacular tourism regions in the world and there is a strong demand in Germany for what’s on offer here. The service is already proving to be an attractive travel option for people travelling to Ireland from around the Lufthansa global network.

“We also expect it to be a popular outbound service. Frankfurt has a lot to offer as a tourism destination and also offers a smooth connection between our Frankfurt hub and some major intercontinental destinations such as Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo or Singapore.

“The introduction of this summer service from Shannon to Frankfurt reinforces Lufthansa’s commitment to our Irish customers. It also confirms the continuing importance of Ireland within the Lufthansa worldwide network.”

Andrew Murphy, Shannon Airport’s Managing Director, said: “This is a big moment in many respects for this region. In Lufthansa, we now have another of the world’s largest carriers operating scheduled services from Shannon for the first time, which is a very strong validation of Shannon. Frankfurt is a great destination to have on our schedule as it is one of the world’s leading financial and business centres and also a strong tourism city, with a rich culture and history, as well as a recognised culinary capital.Shannon Airport Frontage

“On top of that it also now connects Shannon with another of Europe’s leading hubs, which gives passengers who want to fly from Shannon even greater options for connecting with destinations around the world. One of the biggest benefits will be for tourism here as Germany is Ireland’s third largest tourism market and there is a particularly strong demand in the German market for the tourism offering on this half of the country.”

Flight Details:

  • Departs Frankfurt Main Airport 15.50 and arrives at Shannon Airport 17.05
  • Departs Shannon Airport 17.50 and arrives at Frankfurt Main Airport 21.00

Return fares starting from €119 available are on the Lufthansa website and all include Lufthansa’s high-quality product that provides all passengers with their seat, hold and cabin baggage allowances, in-flight food and drink, the ability to check-in online from their mobile phone or at the airport, and all taxes and charges for one all-inclusive fare with no hidden extras.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

Irish Ferries has new season deal with Alton Towers

Michael FloodFebruary 23, 2018
IMG_4004

Aer Lingus Roadshow Attracts Large Trade Numbers in Dublin

Michael FloodFebruary 22, 2018
Commission for Aviation Regulation

CAR Publishes Decision Paper on KPIs for Travel Trade Licensing

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
Andrew Flintham, Managing Director, TUI UK & Ireland

Andrew Flintham Appointed Managing Director TUI UK & Ireland

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
SuperBreak Tower of London

SuperBreak Introduces Six New London Bundles

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
Travelport NDC Content

Travelport Announces New Products Enabling Airlines and Agents in NDC Era

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
Qatar Airways A350-1000

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of World’s First Airbus A350-1000

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
Shannon Airport

Positive 2018 Continues for Shannon Airport with New Routes to Liverpool and Bristol

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018
Dublin Airport Fingal Libraries

Dublin Airport Supports Fingal Libraries Reading Initiative

Neil SteedmanFebruary 22, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland