Lufthansa expanding its presence in Geneva


09.12.2011

Lufthansa is expanding its presence in Geneva, from the new "Willy Brandt" Berlin-Brandenburg airport.

The opening of the "Willy Brandt" Berlin-Brandenburg airport scheduled for June 2012 is accompanied by the addition of a new daily route between Berlin and Geneva, and also by new flights to many European destinations. "The opening of a new "Willy Brandt" Berlin-Brandenburg airport fosters the development of new growth dynamics and market opportunities", said Carsten Spohr, head of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. "We have great hopes for Berlin and have therefore decided to contribute to the growth of its new airport", he added.

Geneva Airport will be served by 12 flights a week from Berlin, and also by a total of 138 flights from Frankfurt (63), Munich (41), Düsseldorf (22), and Hamburg (12).

A Geneva to Berlin single from CHF 49

Lufthansa will introduce new pricing to increase the attractiveness of its new Berlin offer: passengers from Geneva will be able to explore the German capital from CHF 49. They will also be able to:

• earn points as part of "Miles&More", the largest European loyalty scheme;
• enjoy free checked baggage
• have access to a creative on-board catering service.
 
Why Berlin?

With more than 8.2 million visitors in 2010, Berlin is one of Europe’s favourite destinations and the third-ranked city world wide for hosting the most conventions and exhibitions. Berlin can be seen as the city of many superlatives and new experiences. Its diversity, contrasts and multiple opportunities attract visitors from around the world. It is the city where many trends are defined: tourism, the alternative scene, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, music, or fashion. With a nightlife whose reputation is well established, the attractiveness and originality of its new shopping centres, but also its historical past halfway between Western and Eastern Europe, the German capital is more popular than ever and is showing a far more rapid growth of tourist inflows than Paris, London or even New York. To attract more international tourists, Lufthansa is working with many artistic, cultural, fashion, and fine-eating institutions.

Berlin is also one of Europe’s most dynamic economic regions. It is in particular an ideal base for companies and investors, thanks to an ultra-modern telecommunications structure, a large pool of skilled workers, and a highly-developed scientific and research community.

The new connection at a glance, Geneva - Berlin (Germany)

Timetable (local times) from 3 June 2012, daily (except Saturday):

° LH3155 Geneva 09:30 – Berlin 11:05
° LH3157 Geneva 20:10 – Berlin 21:45

° LH3154 Berlin 07:15 – Geneva 08:50
° LH3156 Berlin 17:55 – Geneva 19:30

Flight time (average) 1:35

Distance 866 km

Aircraft type Airbus 319-100 (138 seats, Business / Economy)