Lufthansa will provide mainland Europe with a scheduled non-stop air link to the Canadian capital of Ottawa from next year.
The service will be operated in conjunction with Air Canada, who will transfer its current service to Lufthansa.
Air Canada says its final Frankfurt-Ottawa service will take place on October 24.
Lufthansa’s services will operate daily, except Wednesday and Friday, between its Frankfurt hub and Ottawa.
A 279-seater A340-300 will be deployed with business, premium economy and regular economy seating.
Advance schedules are:
Flight LH472 Frankfurt-Ottawa 1345-1605
Flight LH473 Ottawa-Frankfurt 1750-0715 (following day)
It remains unclear as to whether or not Lufthansa will be maintaining its Ottawa link year round.
As might be expected, this flight is timed for connections to and from other European points plus destinations further afield.
Other Lufthansa Group members (including Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss) will be marketing this route and there will be support from other Star Alliance members like Air Canada and Scandinavia’s SAS.
And one must not forget that it will provide Ottawa with global links via Frankfurt.
Ottawa will become Lufthansa’s fourth Canadian destination. Other cities are Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
Lufthansa says tickets for its Frankfurt-Ottawa flight will go on sale today (Weds September 11).