Lufthansa extends Frankfurt connection times

23 Nov 2006 by business traveller

UK passengers changing planes in Frankfurt with Lufthansa must allow more time to make the connection. In a bid to improve the reliability of connections the German airline has extended the MCT (minimum connecting time) from 45 to 60 minutes.

The new MCT applies to all Lufthansa passengers connecting to or from US flights. It also applies to passengers travelling between non-Schengen countries (like the UK) and Schengen countries within the EU.

As an example it would cover any Lufthansa passenger flying, say, from Zurich to San Francisco or from Edinburgh to Milan. But it wouldn't affect a passenger flying, say, London-Frankfurt-Tokyo.

In other news, Lufthansa will become the second European airline to serve Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) on December 1 when it begins a three times a week service from Frankfurt. Currently the only other services are operated by British Airways and Air India from Heathrow.

A further development takes place on March 27 next year when Lufthansa adds a new three times a week service from Munich to Seoul and Busan in South Korea. It's the first European airline to fly into Busan which is a centre of car manufacturing and ship building in South Korea.

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Report by Alex McWhirter

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