Munich moves up the popularity charts

Lufthansa is offering direct daytime flights from Dubai to Munich.

Munich has recently become Germany’s second most popular destination after Berlin, due in part to its handy proximity to destinations like Prague and Budapest.

That is why it is no surprise that Deutsche Lufthansa AG in a joint project with Munich Airport has taken on a joint entrepreneurial responsibility for the construction and operation of the new Munich Airport Terminal 2 which opened its doors to the public recently. This is the first collaboration of its kind, which sees an aviation industry leader tying up with an airport authority in a joint project.

The new Terminal 2 in Munich is already handling almost the same number of Lufthansa and partner flights on European and German domestic routes as Frankfurt. Lufthansa’s prime goal is to expand intercontinental traffic through Munich, step by step, putting growth at their southern hub on a firm, long-term basis.

Another piece of good news for passengers traveling from the region is that Lufthansa will now be offering direct, daytime flights to and from Munich. The flights from Dubai to Munich, which start on October 27, 2003, will depart at 9.30am, arriving in Munich at 1.10pm, while flights from Munich will depart at 9.15pm, arriving in Dubai at 6.15am.

The arrival time of these flights will mean that passengers have the opportunity to connect on to any of the 700 plus destinations available through Lufthansa’s partner members’, the Star Alliance, network.

Destinations in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne alone offer a variety of attractions: there is a touch to cater to all tastes.