Lufthansa will expand its presence in South America later this year when it introduces year-round flights to Panama City.
Subject to regulatory approval, the German carrier will deploy an A340-300 to the economic metropolis in Central America from November 16 onwards.
Located between Costa Rica and Columbia, Panama has recorded increasingly strong growth in recent years. Aside from the famous Panama Canal, its also boasts an important banking sector, a favourable geographic location, and good infrastructure.
Direct flights between Asia and South America are limited to say the least, therefore connecting through foreign hubs is an important means of flying between the two regions.
Flight LH484 will depart from Lufthansa’s hub in Frankfurt at 1015 every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, before arriving in Panama at 1640. The return LH485 service will then take off from Panama City again at 1845, and touch back down in Frankfurt at 1135 the following day.
The A340-300 will offer a total of 298 seats in a three-class configuration, with 18 in business, 19 in premium economy, and 261 in economy. Inflight entertainment is available for passengers in all travel classes, while the same is true for FlyNet – the carrier’s wireless broadband internet service.
For more information, visit lufthansa.com