Malaysia

Published: Sunday December 8, 2013 MYT 6:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday December 8, 2013 MYT 7:28:47 AM

Kuala Lumpur to Frankfurt is coming back

Paurus Nekoo, General Manager Malaysia, Lufthansa German Airlines (left) with Dr. Christian Altmann, Regional Director, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines Singapore Southeast Asia and the Pacific at the announcement of the new direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Frankfurt

Paurus Nekoo, General Manager Malaysia, Lufthansa German Airlines (left) with Dr. Christian Altmann, Regional Director, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines Singapore Southeast Asia and the Pacific at the announcement of the new direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Frankfurt

Soon Malaysians will have a direct option to head to Frankfurt and beyond thanks to Lufthansa.

CURRENTLY if Malaysians need to head to Frankfurt it’s either head down south for connecting flights or take the Lufthansa flight via Bangkok. But come March 30 next year, the German airline will be commencing direct flights to the country’s airline and financial hub from Kuala Lumpur.

KL will be linked with a non-stop flight to the Lufthansa hub in Frankfurt five times a week as opposed to the current four times weekly flight via Bangkok. The flights will operate with a modern Lufthansa Airbus A340 600 with eight seats in the First Class, 48 seats in the Business Class and 270 Economy Class seats.

The flight from KL leaves late and night and arrives in Frankfurt early the following morning. The return flight also departs late at night and arrives in KL the next day around 4pm.

There are plans for the flight to KL to be extended to Jakarta in the near future.

For those who remember, Lufthansa had direct flights to Frankfurt that started in 1980 but it was discontinued in 1999.

“Lufthansa has the greatest network within Europe (more than 50 destinations),” said Paurus Nekoo, Lufthansa Malaysia general manager.

Flights are open for booking, go to www.lufthansa.com.

Tags / Keywords: Travel, Lifestyle, Lufthansa, flight, direct, Kuala Lumpur, Frankfurt, Bangkok, Jakarta, March 30 2014

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