Spokesperson: Uwe Wriedt, general manager UAE, director for the Gulf & Pakistan, Lufthansa
Plans for 2007?
Lufthansa’s network plans include network expansion and augmentation of capacity across the Gulf, including Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait.
Strategy for growth?
Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved orders for a total of 27 new aircraft. Twenty of those are for new long-range Boeing 747-8 jets, with deliveries set to begin in 2010. A further seven Airbus A340-600 long haul aircraft will join the fleet in 2008. Lufthansa has also taken out options on a further 20 of the B747-8 type.
The orders reflect Lufthansa’s growth and profitability targets. Lufthansa is underpinning its planned growth in intercontinental traffic. This fleet decision underscores Lufthansa’s clear commitment to customer orientation and profitable growth as well as a strong responsibility to environmental issues and sustainability.
Lufthansa is increasing its flights to the Asian market. A recent example is the addition of three weekly flights to Kolkata, increasing the weekly flights to India to 88 per week.
New for passengers?
All active narrow body aircrafts serving Europe were recently equipped with new seats and a new cabin design. A total of 12 Bombardier CRJ900s have begun flying with Lufthansa CityLine. These flights are deployed exclusively on routes from Munich.