Beginning October 27, Lufthansa will add to its African portfolio when it begins service to Nairobi, Kenya.
Initially there will be 4 flights per week until December 11 at which point it will increase to 5 flights per week. The route will be flown by A340-300 aircraft with departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. A Friday departure will be added with the service increase on December 11.
LH590 will depart Frankfurt at 11:10a, arriving in Nairobi at 9:15p local time (approx. 8 hour flight).
LH591 will depart Nairobi at 11:20p, arriving in Frankfurt at 5:55a the following day.
Booking for this new route is open on Lufthansa.com.
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Lufthansa today has introduced a new destination set to serve Central & Latin America.
Beginning November 16, 2015, LH will begin flying to Panama City, Panama 5 days a week. As it stands now, the route will be flown throughout the year.
This expansion plays well into LH’s goal of a deeper presence in the Americas, especially Central and South. With the addition of ‘PTY’, Lufthansa will be able to leverage the ‘route map’ that fellow Star Alliance member COPA has in the region. With COPA’s 50 destinations, LH has opened a significant new opportunity for passengers.
The route will be flown by a 3 class A340-300 aircraft (Business / Premium Economy / Economy) that can carry upwards of 298 passengers. The aircraft will have FlyNet internet connectivity.
The flight details:
LH 484 will depart Frankfurt on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 10:15a (Local FRA time) and arrive in Panama City (PTY) at 4:40p (Local PTY time). The flight is scheduled for 12 hours 25 minutes.
LH 485 will depart Panama City at 6:45p (Local Time) and arrive in Frankfurt at 11:35a the following morning.
According to LH, reservations are already open for this route and can be booked for as little as €799 for a round-trip ticket.