Lufthansa has announced the launch of a new regular service from Bristol to Frankfurt.
The Frankfurt service demonstrates Lufthansa’s commitment to the UK market and will offer increased connectivity to long-haul destinations such as Tokyo, Cape Town and Singapore. Frankfurt is known for its tourist attractions, including the opera house, Goethe Museum and the Deutsches Film Museum for history and culture seekers.
The route provides business travellers with increased opportunity to trade in one of the world’s leading financial centres and offers multiple onward connections for leisure travellers. Fares to Frankfurt start from £159 return (including taxes, fees, carrier charges and carryon baggage) and are available to book now at lufthansa.com.
‘We are extremely pleased to announce that Lufthansa will be operating up to four weekly flights from Bristol Airport this summer, and up to seven weekly flights starting in September. We look forward to connecting our passengers in Southwest England with our main Lufthansa hub in Germany. As one of the largest carriers in Europe, with just a short stopover in Frankfurt, our customers will have access to hundreds of connections to numerous destinations within our vast, global network,’ said Heinrich Lange, who has newly taken over as the Lufthansa Group Senior Director Sales for Northern Europe.
Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘This is incredibly exciting day for Bristol Airport and the region. Lufthansa is a major global airline and this decision shows confidence in air travel returning to normal. The regular scheduled service between Bristol and Frankfurt opens up a wide range of European and worldwide connections to our customers. Frankfurt is a great city whether for business or leisure and the link between Bristol and Frankfurt allows us to promote the South West and Wales region to inbound visitors from Germany and beyond. Today’s service is a strong indication of the confidence in the region. We see great potential for this service and will work with Lufthansa on other exciting route opportunities in the future.’
Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism, Visit West said: ‘We are delighted that Lufthansa will be commencing their Frankfurt route to Bristol Airport, providing vital connections for our future German visitors and those connecting through this vital European hub from other destinations. Germany is one of our most important visitor markets, so this connectivity is a critical part in supporting the return of the international leisure visitors when appropriate and to enable families and friends to reconnect, as well as supporting business passengers.’