Lufthansa to restart Colombia flights

25 Oct 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Lufthansa will serve the Colombian capital of Bogota from the end of this month, a route it last plied in 2002.

The move mean all three of the major alliances will offer direct flights between Europe and Colombia – Oneworld carrier Iberia serves the South American country from Madrid, while Skyteam member Air France offers flights between Paris and Bogota.

Star Alliance carrier Lufthansa will offer five flights per week from Frankfurt starting on October 31, operated by an A340 aircraft. Flight LH542 will depart Frankfurt at 1330 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving in Bogota at 1925. The return leg LH543 will leave the Colombian capital at 2145, landing back into Frankfurt at 1445 the next day.

In addition Lufthansa will start flights from Frankfurt to Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo from the end of this month. The five-times weekly service will be plied using a PrivatAir B737-800, and will operate with a stopover in Libreville, Gabon. The Libreville service currently operates via a stop in Accra (the flight being served by A330 aircraft), but will change to a direct service with the launch of the Pointe Noire flights.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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