Lufthansa will expand its presence in China next year, with the resumption of services to Shenyang, in the northeastern province of Liaoning, and the launch of a new route to Qingdao, Shandong province. From 26 March 2012, the German national carrier will operate a 266-seat Airbus A340 from Frankfurt to Shenyang. From there, the flight will continue onwards to the port city of Qingdao.
“China is and will remain one of the key growth markets for Lufthansa,” said Kay Kratky, a member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board for Frankfurt & Flight Operations. “Lufthansa offers one of the widest choices of flight options to China of any of the European airlines. With the resumption of our service to Shenyang and the opening of the new route to Qingdao, we are underlining our position and offering our customers a total of 55 flights per week to six destinations in China.”
Next summer, in addition to the new services, Lufthansa will fly to Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Hong Kong.