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Lufthansa to increase flights between Glasgow and Munich
13 June 2017
 
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Lufthansa has announced plans to increase the number of flights it operates between Glasgow and Munich.

From 30 October 2017 Lufthansa will offer four weekly flights between Scotland's largest city and Munich with flights operating every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The new and enhanced flight schedule will provide more choice and greater flexibility for both business and leisure travellers while increasing capacity, enabling more passengers to travel between Glasgow and Munich. The increase in capacity is in response to strong and growing customer demand for the route with 4,395 passengers travelling between Glasgow and Munich in 2016.

Flights between Glasgow and Munich and hugely popular with thousands of German tourists using the service to visit Glasgow and discover Scotland's cultural capital boasting incredible architecture steeped in history, world-renowned shopping, crowded pubs and clubs and terrific restaurants, and other major tourist draws throughout Western Scotland including Argyll & Bute, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and many of the country’s top whisky distilleries and golf courses.

Flights between Glasgow and Munich are equally popular with Scottish travellers.

Munich is arguably the jewel in Germany’s crown and is one of its most popular tourist destinations as well as being one of its most sophisticated cultural centres. On the one side, it’s a city full of lofty works of art, stunning architecture and historical buildings, opera, theatre and more. While, on the other, it’s a city full of warmth and openness, with just a touch of that German fairytale village feeling.

The city’s motto is ‘München mag Dich’, or ‘Munich Likes You’, and it certainly does. You’ll stroll from museum to cathedral down adorable lanes and pass gingerbread-like half-timbered houses on the way. It’s the perfect mix. Add to that a strong contingent of trendy art-cafes full of life and conversation and, of course, plenty of beer gardens with perfect pilsners and a lively German gusto that has remained unchanged for years.

The increase in flights to Munich further cements Glasgow Airport’s position as Scotland's gateway to Germany with daily flights to Berlin, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. Glasgow Airports multi-award winning customer service, unrivalled choice of worldwide destinations and its central location with direct motorway access ensures the airport is the preferred choice for travellers from across Scotland including those in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond.

Lufthansa flights to Munich are not available from any other Scottish airport.

Andreas Koester, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa, said: “We have seen a continual increase in demand on our Glasgow to Munich summer service since it was introduced as a seasonal service in May 2015. Developing the route into a year round service is the obvious next step. It reinforces our commitment to meet the expectations of our Scottish passengers and also confirms the continuing importance of Glasgow Airport within the Lufthansa worldwide network.”

Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director, Glasgow Airport, said: “Lufthansa is one of the world’s largest airlines with an enviable route network spanning 73 countries. In addition to making it easier for tourists from one of our biggest international markets to visit Glasgow, the expansion of this route will play an important role in strengthening Scotland’s connectivity by providing passengers with access to major markets worldwide through Lufthansa’s Munich hub.”

Susan Aitken, Leader, Glasgow City Council, said: “This announcement by Lufthansa to operate a year-round service from Munich to Glasgow is fantastic news. Germany is a hugely important international tourist market for Glasgow contributing around £16 million to the city’s economy each year. This increased connectivity with Lufthansa through the key hub of Munich will allow us to further grow leisure and business tourism to Glasgow while also strengthening the city’s status as the gateway to Scotland.”

Already Scotland's gateway to the world and the nation's fastest growing airport, Glasgow Airport has enjoyed huge success in recent times establishing itself as one of Europe's fastest growing airports with new flights taking-off to over 30 exciting destinations including Brussels, Cape Verde, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Jamaica, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, New York JFK and Valencia - offering passengers over 1 million additional seats.

Lufthansa flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf and Munich can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.